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9. Books and articles on game theory

If you want to get really serious about the nuts and bolts of game design, a knowledge of game theory will help, whether you want to develop shoot-em-up, stealth, or table top strategy games.  The book embedded below is the English translation of a textbook published in 1980 in the Soviet Union.  It's a deep dive into the math of competition.  The intro states:

The book is intended to disseminate the ideas of game theory which have practical economic or military applications.

Needless to say it's math-heavy, but is packed with information for anyone who wants to tackle game theory in depth.

 

Published Jul. 17th 2015

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