Check out two books on combat and exploration aspects in level design.
Check out two great books on Level Design by Max Pears, The author is a Level Designer with seven years of experience in the games industry. The author is the host of the Level Design Lobby podcast who has also been writing articles for a few years.
Max worked on a number of games, including mobile, augmented reality, and AAA titles, and contributed to the development of huge titles such as The Division and Cyberpunk 2077.
The two books in the Level Design Series called 'Let's Design' focus on multiple topics to help readers improve level design skills. The first one is dedicated to the combat aspects, while the second one explains different exploration scenarios. The books feature different diagrams and strong examples for a better understanding.
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