Handbook of Contemporary Design for Game & Play

Design, Development, Business aspects of modern Game Design & Development

Editors: Schouten, Ben (Ed.)

  • Games as instruments for (social) innovation
  • Learn about future developments and business opportunities
  • Contributions from professionals in the field, both academic as well as experts from Design & Development
  • Special chapters on design, technology, business, social aspects
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  • Due: May 23, 2026
  • ISBN 978-3-658-02900-5
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Softcover $99.00
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  • Due: May 22, 2026
  • ISBN 978-3-658-02899-2
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About this book

This is the first extensive handbook on digital games and play. It covers state of the art practice and theory on gaming from different perspectives: Design, Technology, Development, Business, (Crowd) Funding, Cultural aspects (a.o.).

About the authors

Ben Schouten is full professor in Playful Interaction at the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands as well as associate professor (Lector) Serious Game Design at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Member of the Dutch Games Association and advisor for the EU on the Internet of Things.

Jurriaan van Rijswijk is an independent producer of more than 300 (serious) games and board member of the Dutch Games Association. In 2010 he founded the Games for Health Europe Foundation, of which he is the chairman, and he is responsible for organizing the Games for Health Europe Conferences.

Dr. Stephen Fedtke is an IT specialist and highly recognized as book author and editor. His focus is on the interdisciplinary application of information and media technologies, such as IT security, health and entertainment.

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: May 23, 2026
  • ISBN 978-3-658-02900-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: May 22, 2026
  • ISBN 978-3-658-02899-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Contemporary Design for Game & Play
Book Subtitle
Design, Development, Business aspects of modern Game Design & Development
Editors
  • Ben Schouten
Copyright
2026
Publisher
Springer Vieweg
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-02900-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-02899-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
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