SmartMonsters' games are not for everyone. We write for
adults with fairly rich educational and cultural backgrounds.
We assume our players like to read, and know how to type. We don't
write for kids. If this sounds like you, welcome!
to read our essay, "Can a Game be Literature?"
The works listed here have all been used in some way as
our flagship game.
1. It helps support the games.
The commission we make on sales through our online store helps
offset some of our operating costs. Many thanks for your support!
2. You'll probably save money.
Because you're buying from amazon.com, you'll receive their standard
discounts on most titles. These are often up to 30% off retail.
Additionally, there's no sales tax on online orders; and now all
orders of $25 or more receive
as well. Not a bad deal, really.
3. These are great books.
We read lots of books. (How many? Well, look at it
this way: there are currently 893
titles available here in our little bookstore, and those are just
the ones I personally read this week. So back off,
understand?) That is to say, these recommendations are the best in their
categories. We know because we've used them to develop