BLOOD, SWEAT, AND PIXELS: THE TRIUMPHANT, TURBULENT STORIES BEHIND HOW VIDEO GAMES ARE MADE

Jason Schreier



 

Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous.


Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart.


Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9780062651235

2017

304

English

eBook

N/A

2017

304

French

Paperback

9791035500375

2018

381

French

eBook

N/A

2018

381

Spanish

Paperback

9788417649371

2020

282

Ukrainian

Paperback

9789669932655

2020

336

Turkish

Paperback

9786257737548

2021

280

Polish

Paperback

9788381292436

2018

368

Portuguese

Paperback

9788595082595

2018

368

Czech

Paperback

9788075778246

2019

310

Korean

Paperback

9791162241028

2018

399

Russian

Paperback

9785041025977

2019

384

AUDIOBOOK DETAILS

LANGUAGE

LENGTH

VERSION

NARRATORS

YEAR

English

8 hours

Unabridged

Ray Chase

2017

OTHER NAMES

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