Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers

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CRC Press, 19. 4. 2016 - 240 strán (strany)

If you want to be successful in any area of game development—game design, programming, graphics, sound, or publishing—you should know how standouts in the industry approach their work and address problems. In Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers, 16 groundbreaking game developers share their stories and offer advice for anyone aspiring to a career in the games industry. You’ll learn from their triumphs and failures and see how they dealt with sweeping changes in technology, including critical paradigm shifts from CD-ROMs and 3D graphic cards to the Internet and mobile revolution.

The book presents in-depth interviews with a diverse mix of game professionals, emphasizing the makers of adventure games, role-playing games, and real-time strategies. It focuses on developers who have contributed to multiple eras or genres as well as those who have hired, taught, or mentored newcomers. Since the mobile revolution has opened up new demographics and new gameplay mechanics, the book features current developers of games for mobile devices. It also explores how indie game developers are making commercial-quality games with a small team mostly using free tools and funded with crowdsourcing applications.

While there are plenty of resources available for aspiring game developers to learn the necessary technical skills, there is hardly any historical material on the culture that made the games industry possible. Filling the void, this book provides a historical and cultural context for the games industry. It takes you into the minds of the pioneers who blazed the trails and established the industry as we know it today.

 

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Chapter 1 Honoring the Code
1
Chapter 2 John Romero Architect of Doom
5
Chapter 3 Rebecca Heineman Archmage
27
Chapter 4 Tim Cain Game Designer X
45
Chapter 5 Brian Fargo Patron of Wizards
61
Chapter 6 Chris Avellone the Iconoclast
75
Chapter 7 Chris Taylor the Problem Solver
83
Chapter 8 Howard Scott Warshaw the Sad Clown
97
Chapter 10 Ralph Baer the Father of Videogames
129
Chapter 11 David Fox the Mindbender
137
Chapter 12 George Sanger The Fat Man
155
Chapter 13 Mark Soderwall Mentor to Graphic Artists
173
Chapter 14 Megan Gaiser and Rob Riedl Gamemakers for Girls
191
Chapter 15 Paul Reiche and Fred Ford the Toymakers of Gaming
203
Back Cover
219
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Chapter 9 Jon Hare the Rock n Roller
105

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