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GAME GENERATIONS: GAME DEVS AND EXPERTS TELL HOW COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAMES BECAME OUR FRIENDS

Frank Magdans



 

In early 1968, the first patent for a video game console was filed. It was Ralph Baer's Brown Box, the prototype of the later Odyssey. Who could have guessed what a gigantic branch of industry would emerge from this?


Frank Magdans has set himself the goal of tracking down what has happened in the forty years since then. To this end, the journalist, who, like many of his generation, spent his youth with the Atari VCS and the C64, interviewed over 40 developers, including Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. He also met Al Alcorn, the builder of the "Pong" machine and longtime Atari employee.


Additional interviewees include David Crane, Don L. Daglow, Richard Garriott, Ron Gilbert, Keiji Inafune, Jane Jensen, Al Lowe, Brian Moriarty, Wilfried Reiter, Brian Sullivan and many more. In addition, the author takes a look at the retro and independent scene and places selected works in their historical context. A look at the development of the edutainment market is also part of it. There is also an interview with Lara Croft.

 

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German

Paperback

9783894725396

2008

256

OTHER NAMES

  • Game Generations: Spieleentwickler und Szenekenner erzählen, wie Computer- und Videospiele unsere Freunde wurden

 

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