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More Interviews About Game Development and Culture




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ISBN 9781032062648
August 26, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
152 Pages 31 Color Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Game Dev Stories: Conversations with Game Developers Volume 1 and 2 are a collection of interviews from renowned author, David L. Craddock, as he explores all corners of the video game industry. Collected from the author's archives, GameDev Stories gathers conversations with individuals from all corners of the industry: Who they are, the paths they paved, and their contributions to this multibillion-dollar industry. This text offers viewpoints from well known individuals like John Romero, Tom Hall, and Matt Householder. From artists and writers to programmers and designers, Game Dev Stories offers amazing insight and understanding to what occurs behind the screens of your favorite games and may help inspire future game developers in pursuing their dreams.

 

Author Bio

David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books about video game development and culture, including the bestselling Stay Awhile and Listen series, Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room, and fiction for young adults including The Dumpster Club and Heritage: Book One of the Gairden Chronicles. Find him online @davidlcraddock on Twitter.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Old School

Chapter 1 David Brevik – Co-Founder of Blizzard North

Chapter 2 Max and Erich Schaefer – Co-Founders of Blizzard North

Chapter 3 Stieg Hedlund – Designer on Diablo and Diablo 2

Chapter 4 Speedy Shovelry – Shovel Knight Speedrunners

Chapter 5 Boss Digs – Designing Boss Fights in Shovel Knight

Chapter 6 Randy Littlejohn – Director of Photography on Gabriel Knight 2

Part 2 Ad Hoc

Chapter 7 Will Binder – Director on Gabriel Knight 2

Chapter 8 Isla Schanuel – User Experience Researcher

Chapter 9 American McGee – Game Designer and Creative Director

Chapter 10 Jennell Jaquays – Game Designer and Writer

Chapter 11 David Bamberger – Marketing Final Fantasy 7 in the U.S.

Chapter 12 Chris Ansell – Marketing Final Fantasy 7 in Europe

Chapter 13 Brian Harvey – Educator

Chapter 14 Super Marketing Showdown – InFamous vs. Prototype

Chapter 15  PowerUp Audio – Sound of Combat

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Biography

David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books about video game development and culture, including the bestselling Stay Awhile and Listen series, Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room, and fiction for young adults including The Dumpster Club and Heritage: Book One of the Gairden Chronicles. Find him online @davidlcraddock on Twitter.