Pixel Art for Game Developers

Author: Daniel Silber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482252317

Category: Computers

Page: 238

View: 7251

Is the art for your video game taking too long to create? Learning to create Pixel Art may be the answer to your development troubles. Uncover the secrets to creating stunning graphics with Pixel Art for Game Developers. The premier how-to book on Pixel Art and Pixel Art software, it focuses on the universal principles of the craft. The book provides an introduction to Pixel Art, its utility, foundational elements, and concepts such as light and shadow. It offers tutorials on creating animations and serves as a functional guide for the most common methodology in 2D game development. Gamers love the retro feel of Pixel Art, and lucky for you it is easy to create. You'll love the tiny file sizes that will reduce compile times and help your game run faster. Providing you with the skills to create the characters and environments needed for 2D games, this book will help you: Create tilesets to build game environments Understand light and shadow Work efficiently with pixels Use atmospheric and linear perspective Create professional-quality Pixel Art This book has chapters dedicated to theory as well as step-by-step tutorials, both of which describe the process explicitly. Whether you are an artist, programmer, indie developer, or certified public accountant, after reading this book, you'll understand the steps necessary to create production-quality Pixel Art graphics. Praise for the Book: Pixel Art and Pixel Art games are very popular and the technique is a great way for independent creators to create very good-looking games with limited resources. It’s frankly shocking that there hasn’t been a resource like this before ... a very timely book. —Chris Totten, George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA
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Design Patterns für die Spieleprogrammierung

Author: Robert Nystrom

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 395845092X

Category: Computer games

Page: 400

View: 8049

- Die bekannten Design Patterns der Gang of Four im konkreten Einsatz für die Entwicklung von Games - Zahlreiche weitere vom Autor entwickelte Patterns - Sequenzierungs-, Verhaltens-, Entkopplungs- und Optimierungsmuster Für viele Spieleprogrammierer stellt die Finalisierung ihres Spiels die größte Herausforderung dar. Viele Projekte verlaufen im Sande, weil Programmierer der Komplexität des eigenen Codes nicht gewachsen sind. Die im Buch beschriebenen Design Patterns nehmen genau dieses Problem in Angriff. Der Autor blickt auf jahrelange Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von weltweit erfolgreichen Games zurück und stellt erprobte Patterns vor, mit deren Hilfe Sie Ihren Code entwirren und optimieren können. Die Patterns sind in Form unabhängiger Fallbeispiele organisiert, so dass Sie sich nur mit den für Sie relevanten zu befassen brauchen und das Buch auch hervorragend zum Nachschlagen verwenden können. Sie erfahren, wie man eine stabile Game Loop schreibt, wie Spielobjekte mithilfe von Komponenten organisiert werden können und wie man den CPU-Cache nutzt, um die Performance zu verbessern. Außerdem werden Sie sich damit beschäftigen, wie Skript-Engines funktionieren, wie Sie Ihren Code mittels Quadtrees und anderen räumlichen Aufteilungen optimieren und wie sich die klassischen Design Patterns in Spielen einsetzen lassen.
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Final Fantasy III (FF3) Pixel Art Sketchbook, Sketchpad and Drawing Pad for Pixel Artists, Indie Game Developers, Retro Video Game Makers and Pixel Art Character Designers

Author: 2k.design

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979807593

Category:

Page: 88

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Pixel art Final Fantasy III (FF3) 16px X 24px gridded sketchbook, sketchpad and drawing pad for professional pixel art character designers, indie video game developers, digital artists and enthusiast pixel art creators. Create awesome pixel art sprites in the style of Nintendo Super NES (SNES) Final Fantasy III (FF3) video game pixel art character sprites. Book features: 16px X 24px FF3 pixel art grids 40 pages x 6 grids per page (for a total of 240 16px X 24px grids) FF3 thumbnail sketch boxes on opposite side of each grid page Red, yellow and green sprite body part guides Vibrant blue-colored grid designs optimal for easy digital reproduction Book size: 8.5" x 8.5" Printed on high quality color paper Pixel art cheat sheet found in front of book (these tips include: pixel art straight lines, curved lines, common sprite sizes, sprite directions, sprite animation sequences, simple tonal dithering, complex pattern dithering, and pixel-perfect circles) This pixel art sketchbook is part of a series of professional pixel art drawing books that focus on common pixel art grid sizes. For other pixel grid sizes, search Amazon or Google for "pixel art sketchbook."
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An Introduction to HTML5 Game Development with Phaser.js

Author: Travis Faas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315318687

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 9816

Experience the thrill of crafting your own HTML5 game with Phaser.js game engine. HTML5 and modern JavaScript game engines have helped revolutionized web based games. Each chapter in An Introduction to HTML5 Game Development with Phaser.js showcases a sample game that illustrates an aspect of Phaser.js (now Lazer.js) that can be used as is, or in remixed games of the developer’s design. Each of these examples help the reader to understand how to optimize JavaScript game development with modern project tooling like Grunt and Bower. Though the world of HTML game development continues to grow and evolve, An Introduction to HTML5 Game Development with Phaser.js, provides a grounded resource and vital learning tool to anyone looking to optimize web game development process.
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Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958452841

Category: Computers

Page: 680

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Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können
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Besser als die Wirklichkeit!

Warum wir von Computerspielen profitieren und wie sie die Welt verändern

Author: Jane McGonigal

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364109741X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Warum Computerspiele nicht blöd, sondern schlau machen Die Menschheit spielt. Immerzu. Überall. Ununterbrochen. Über 3 Milliarden Stunden werden jede Woche weltweit mit Spielen verbracht. Und die Zahl wächst, denn immer mehr Menschen erliegen der Faszination von Computerspielen. Aber muss man deshalb klagen über Isolation und Kulturverfall? – Jane McGonigal, laut »BusinessWeek« eine der zehn wichtigsten und innovativsten Spieleentwicklerinnen der Welt, kehrt die Perspektive um und stellt die spannende Frage: Was, wenn wir die immense Kreativität, die Leidenschaft und das Engagement, das wir ins Spielen investieren, für die reale Welt nutzbar machen? Computerspiele bieten Belohnungen, Herausforderungen und Siege, die uns die reale Welt nur allzu oft vorenthält. Aber wer sagt, dass wir das Potenzial von Spielen allein zur Wirklichkeitsflucht und zu Unterhaltungszwecken nutzen müssen? Für Jane McGonigal sind Gamer hoch kompetente Problemlöser und passionierte Teamplayer. Ihre bestechende These: Nutzen wir diese enormen Ressourcen doch, um unsere sozialen, wirtschaftlichen oder medizinischen Probleme zu lösen! Ein überwältigend neuer und überzeugender Blick auf die positive Wirkung, die im Spielen steckt – eine bahnbrechende Analyse, mit der Jane McGonigal eindrucksvoll bestätigt, dass sie von der Zeitschrift »Fast Company« zu Recht unter die »100 kreativsten Menschen der Wirtschaft« gewählt wurde!
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Mostly Codeless Game Development

New School Game Engines

Author: Robert Ciesla

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484229703

Category: Computers

Page: 219

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Get a head start in your game development career with this all-genre guide for absolute beginners. Whether you're into action games, role-playing games, or interactive fiction, we've got you covered. Mostly Codeless Game Development empowers new developers with little or no previous programming experience and explores all major areas of game development in a succinct, entertaining fashion. Have you dreamed of making your own video game? Do you find the prospect daunting? Fear not. A new generation of game engines has emerged. Lengthy and complicated feats of programming are largely a thing of the past in video game development. To create commercially viable games you simply need the right tools, many of which are discussed in this book. A gigantic software team isn't a must-have prerequisite for success. The one-person operation is back. What You Will Learn Master the concepts and jargon used in game creation for the beginner Find the best game development suite for your project Make the most out of related graphics and audio production software Discover video game marketing essentials Who This Book Is For People with no programming experience who desire a career in the video game industry as producers or independent, single-person developers./div
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Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen im VLSI-Design

OBDD — Grundlagen und Anwendungen

Author: Christoph Meinel,Thorsten Theobald

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642587739

Category: Computers

Page: 286

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Eines der Hauptprobleme beim Chipentwurf besteht darin, daß die Anzahl der zu bewältigenden Kombinationen der einzelnen Chipbausteine ins Unermeßliche steigt. Hier hat sich eine sehr fruchtbare Verbindung zu einem Kerngebiet der Theoretischen Informatik, dem Gebiet des Entwurfs von Datenstrukturen und effizienten Algorithmen, herstellen lassen: das Konzept der geordneten binären Entscheidungsgraphen, das in zahlreichen CAD-Projekten zu einer beträchtlichen Leistungssteigerung geführt hat. Die Autoren stellen die Grundlagen dieses interdisziplinären Forschungsgebiets dar und behandeln wichtige Anwendungen aus dem rechnergestützten Schaltkreisentwurf.
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Retro Pixel Art Sketch Pad

Pixel Art Doodling for All Ages

Author: Gazzapper Press

Publisher: Gazzapper Press

ISBN: 9780993474439

Category:

Page: N.A

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Large drawing sketch pad (8" x 10") for Game Developers, artistic kids and adult fans of retro gaming. Use for game projects and sprite character animations for your gaming projects. Pixel art is very popular today - with many Indie developers using pixel art in their video games. Create sprites of your favorite gaming characters using this book for pixel art on the go! Create your own versions of Nintendo, Minecraft and Atari game characters or create your own images entirely. Use for creating Pixel Art in 16 x 16, 32 x 32 and 64 x 64 sprite sizes. Contains over 700 sprite grids and custom Palette grids to record your sprite color schemes. Each grid is a light grey to ensure that pixel artwork will come to the foreground as you create using colored pencils. Pick up a copy and practice or improve your pixel art skills by doodling in blank sprite grids. An idea gift for 8-bit drawing fun. Ideal for Game Designers / Pixel Artists / Game Jams / Creative Kids etc
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Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development

Author: Steffen Itterheim

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484202627

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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SpriteBuilder is the fun and versatile game development environment that is a natural successor to Cocos2D, Cocos3D, and Chipmunk2D. In Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development, experienced game developer and author Steffen Itterheim shows you how to get the most out of SpriteBuilder to create a full-featured 2D action game that you can use as a basis for your own games. You'll learn SpriteBuilder best practices, how to incorporate SpriteBuilder into your game development workflow, and how to use the various features of SpriteBuilder, including game physics, scrolling, menus, and playing audio assets. You'll learn everything from the basics to advanced topics like visual effects, soft-body physics, rendering textured polygons and porting to Android. You'll be using both SpriteBuilder and the latest version of Cocos2D, version 3. If you have a bit of iOS development experience and you want to learn to create imaginative 2D games, Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development is exactly the book you need.
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2D Graphics Programming for Games

Author: John Pile,Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466501901

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 6892

The success of Angry Birds, Peggle, and Fruit Ninja has proven that fun and immersive game experiences can be created in two dimensions. Furthermore, 2D graphics enable developers to quickly prototype ideas and mechanics using fewer resources than 3D. 2D Graphics Programming for Games provides an in-depth single source on creating 2D graphics that can be easily applied to many game platforms, including iOS, Android, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation Suite. The author presents examples not only from video games but also from art and animated film. The book helps new programmers learn the concepts and techniques used to produce appealing 2D graphics. It starts with the basics and then covers topics pertaining to motion and depth, such as cel animation, tiling, and layering. The text also describes advanced graphics, including the use of particle systems, shaders, and splines. Code samples in the text and online allow readers to see a particular line of code in action or as it relates to the code around it. In addition, challenges and suggested projects encourage readers to work through problems, experiment with solutions, and tinker with code. Full of practical tools and tricks, this color book gives novices in-depth guidance on making professional, high-quality graphics for games. It also improves the relationship between programmers and artists by explaining how certain art and design challenges can be solved with a programmatic solution.
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Releasing HTML5 Games for Windows 8

Author: Jesse Freeman,Jesse Freeman, (Te

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449360483

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 5840

Windows 8 presents an incredible opportunity for distributing and monetizing HTML5 games, and this guide shows how you can profit from it. You’ll learn everything you need to know about porting your original web-based JavaScript game to the new "touch-first" version of Windows, as well as several options for selling your game in Windows Store. Windows 8 is a big leap forward for developers because it treats HTML5 as a first-class citizen, alongside C# and C++. Interactive development expert Jesse Freeman explains how Windows 8 works, gets you started with Visual Studio Express (it’s free!), and uses a case study to show you how to port an HTML5 game with ease. Learn which games and JavaScript libraries work best on Windows 8 Adjust artwork for different screen resolutions and Windows 8 features Accommodate mouse, keyboard, touch, and other game controls Optimize your game to run well on any Windows 8 device Understand the steps for publishing your game to Windows Store Explore fixed price, trial mode, ad support, and in-app purchase options Use a web-first workflow to ensure your game runs on many other platforms
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C++ für Spieleprogrammierer

Author: Heiko Kalista

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446448055

Category: Computers

Page: 515

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C++ für Spieleprogrammierer// - Für Einsteiger in die Spieleprogrammierung, die C++ von Grund auf erlernen oder ihre C++-Kenntnisse vertiefen wollen - Mit vielen Beispielen ausschließlich aus der Spieleentwicklung - Garantierter Lernerfolg durch: Aufgabenstellung – Tipps für die Lösung – Musterlösung - Im Internet: Leserforum und alle Codebeispiele aus dem Buch Wenn du einen fundierten Einstieg in die Spieleentwicklung mit C++ suchst, rasch lernen und dabei auch Spaß haben willst, liegst du mit diesem allseits bekannten Standardwerk genau richtig. In locker humorvoller Sprache begleitet dich Heiko Kalista in die Grundlagen und fortgeschrittenen Techniken von C++. Anhand vieler Beispiele ausschließlich aus der Spieleprogrammierung zeigt er dir sehr anschaulich, wie du effektiv programmierst. Mit zusätzlichen Aufgaben, Fehlerquelltexten und einem ersten 2D-Weltraumspiel wirst du schließlich über das essenzielle Grundlagenwissen verfügen, das nötig ist, um erfolgreich Spiele zu entwickeln. Die hier vorliegende 5. Auflage hat Heiko Kalista auf Visual C++ 2015 und Xcode 6.4 aktualisiert und um Themen wie z.B. Unions, Namespaces, bitweise Operatoren erweitert. AUS DEM INHALT // Einführung in C++, Visual Studio 2015, Xcode 6.4 // C++ für Einsteiger: die Grundlagen // C++ für Fortgeschrittene: Templates, Singletons, Debugging ... // Standardlösungen mit STL // Grundlagen der Windows-Programmierung // 2D-Spiel mit der SDL entwickeln // Spieleszene: Foren, Chats, Tutorials, Events
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Mastering iOS Game Development

Author: Miguel DeQuadros

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783554363

Category: Computers

Page: 228

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Master the advanced concepts of game development for iOS to build impressive games About This Book Create a complete game with advanced techniques through the course of the book using in-depth, hands-on instructions Learn how to multi-task and improve performance optimization in your game playing experience The author, Miguel, has 11 years of iOS game development using xcode and has released over 10 games to the Apple AppStoreMaster player movement using touch controls as well as discuss motion controls Who This Book Is For This book is for those who have created an iOS game already and want to hone their skills. A reasonable level of knowledge and an understanding of the core elements and applications would be helpful. What You Will Learn Blast off and start developing fun games Optimize the assets for the best performance in the game app Master player movement using touch controls as well as discuss motion controls Perform bug Squashing by testing and debugging Design interesting various characters and enemies for your game Test your game on both, the simulator on the computer and on real devices Tweak and fine tune the code and graphics before the release of your app Uncover some awesome new gameplay by adding in multiplayer elements, to get more people playing together In Detail iOS is an operating system for Apple manufactured phones and tablets. Mobile gaming is one of the fastest-growing industries, and compatibility with iOS is now becoming the norm for game developers. SpriteKit is part of the native SDK from Apple, and enables developers to make simple entry into game development without unnecessary overhead and a long learning process. SpriteKit also provides other functionality that is useful for games, including basic sound playback support and physics simulation. In addition, Xcode provides built-in support for SpriteKit so that you can create complex special effects and texture atlases directly in Xcode. This combination of framework and tools makes SpriteKit a good choice for games and other apps that require similar kinds of animation. Become a master in iOS game development through this fast and fun guide! In the beginning, we'll tell you everything you need to plan and design your game. You'll then start developing your game through step-by-step instructions using the various built-in technologies of Xcode. From there on, we discuss how to deploy your game to the iOS App Store, as well as monetizing it to make more revenue. You will also learn advanced techniques to improve your game playing experience, including better multi-tasking, improved performance optimization, battery management, and more. To end the book off, we'll show you how to update your game with different features, then port the update to the App Store. Style and approach This book provides an easy-to-understand and fun approach to game development, with step-by-step instructions and detailed explanation of each block of code. The topics covered range from easy to advanced, so buckle up for a fast-paced ride!
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Character Design for Mobile Devices

Author: NFGMan

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780240808086

Category: Computers

Page: 191

View: 9237

Mobile gaming on cell phones and portable consoles is a huge business, and many characters have become design icons. However, the physical limitations of these small screens, and the technological challenges of different gaming platforms, mean that designers have had to become experts at creating characters with just a few points of light. Creating art for these devices is a completely different process than used when creating art for highly sophisticated 3D games. The difference between pixel art and art created for 3D games is two-fold: there are practical considerations that must be addressed as well as aesthetic considerations. This book will cover both subjects as well as examining the evolution of gaming graphics--explaining the significance of the changes we've seen in game artistry and what we can learn from examining successful icons and graphics created in the past. Character Design for Mobile Devices looks at the techniques, the inspiration, the technologies, and the creative challenges behind designing characters with only a few pixels at your disposal. Filled with: *Practical and inspirational tutorials that enable you to clearly understand the processes involved in creating art for mobile devices *Timely and inspirational information *Features over 400 full-color images to inspire and instruct
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Don't make me think!

Web & Mobile Usability: Das intuitive Web

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958457665

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Holistic Game Development with Unity

An All-in-one Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design, and Programming

Author: Penny Baillie-de Byl

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240819330

Category: Computers

Page: 487

View: 4030

The art of programming mechanics -- Real world mechanics -- Animation mechanics -- Game rules and mechanics -- Character mechanics -- Player mecahnics -- Environmental mechanics -- Mechanics for externl forces.
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Schauplatz Computerspiele

Author: Herbert Rosenstingl,Konstantin Mitgutsch

Publisher: Braumüller Verlag

ISBN: 3991000334

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 3741

Kinder ziehen vor dem Bildschirm scheinbar mit Maschinenpistolen und Raketenwerfern gegen Feinde los - dieser virtuelle Krieg bleibt jedoch Spiel. Sind Computerspiele nun böse? Oder sind sie auch gut? So einfach und kurz lauten die Fragen, die viele Eltern und Erziehende, die Politik und die Medien beschäftigen. Schauplatz Computerspiele nimmt sich der Sorgen vieler insbesondere Nicht-Spielender zu dem brisanten und umstrittenen Thema ernsthaft an und eröffnet neue Perspektiven für einen produktiven Umgang mit der Problematik. Das Motto lautet dabei: "Von Vorurteilen und Mythen zu einem aufgeklärten und kritischen Verständnis". Neben der Entmystifizierung werden allerdings gleichzeitig klare Verantwortungen angesprochen.
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Das Unheimliche

Author: Зигмунд Фрейд

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040833407

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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