Posted on 23 March 2010 by Jeff Ward

I thought I would bring to the community’s attention this new book on Game Development Tools that’s looking for submissions.  Here’s the call:

We invite you to submit a proposal for an innovative article to be included in a forthcoming book, Game Development Tools, which will be edited by Marwan Y. Ansari and published by A. K. Peters. We expect to publish the volume in time for GDC 2011.

We are open to any tools articles that you feel would make a valuable contribution to this book.

Some topics that would be of interest include:

  • Content Pipeline tools (creation, streamlining, management)
  • Graphics/Rendering tools
  • Profiling tools
  • Collada import/export/inspection
  • Sound tools
  • In-Game debugging tools
  • Memory management & analysis
  • Console tools (single and cross platform)

This list is not meant to be exclusive and other topics are welcome.

The schedule for the book is as follows:

June 30th – All proposals in.

July 15th – Final list of accepted authors are informed and begin articles.

August 15th – First draft in to editor

September 15th – Drafts sent to other book authors for peer review

October 15th – Final articles in to editor

November 30th – Final articles to publisher (A K Peters)

GDC 2011 – Book is released.

Please send proposals to marwan at

Regardless of whether Toolsmiths readers get into the book, it sounds like it could be great.