About The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers

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Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games–including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam–this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.

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About The Minds Behind Adventure Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers:

From the earliest days of the video game industry, games that place a paramount on adventure have reigned supreme. From the days of Pitfall on the Atari 2600 to the epics of today, the sense of adventure has spawned a myriad of sub-genres and created a bevy of characters whose tales of wonder will be remembered alongside the Greek myths.

Interviewing over 50 developers across 31 games the likes of Grand Theft Auto, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Strider, Double Dragon and many more, award-winning journalist and college professor Patrick Hickey Jr. gets the greatest and up and coming minds in video game history to tell the stories that inspired some of their most talked-about adventures.

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About The Minds Behind Sports Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers

Featuring interviews with the creators of 35 popular video games—including John Madden Football, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, WCW/nWO Revenge, and RBI Baseball—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) sports video games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.

Expected Release Date Summer 2020

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About The Minds Behind Shooter Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers

Featuring interviews with the creators of 39 popular video games—including Halo 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Medal of Honor and Metroid Prime—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the origins of some of the most iconic shooter games. Interviewees recount endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers, the growth of the genre and the creative processes that produced some of the industry’s biggest hits, cult classics and indie successes.

Expected Release Date: Early 2021

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