The encyclopedia of video and computer game programmers, designers and producers, teams and companies. It took “Pong” & Co. just three decades to establish itself alongside literature, film and music as a mass medium and art form. Talented technicians and creative people, innovative studios and visionary companies are behind the triumph of interactive pixels. Spielmacher presents the people, teams and companies behind 30 years of computer and video games in an orderly and detailed manner.
The encyclopedia portrays the technicians, designers and producers, the geniuses and madmen behind the most progressive entertainment medium. Spielmacher describes the successes and failures, rise and fall of current and legendary software companies such as Atari, Sega and Nintendo, Activision, Microprose and Sierra. The innovations of small teams are presented, as well as the strategy of electronics and IT groups when entering the industry.
The worldwide guide to video game history and the industry includes 1500 entries, over 200 biographies and 1300 company profiles, assigns more than 4500 computer, video and slot games to their creators and, with 650 current links, points the way through the jungle of manufacturers active today and Developer. In addition to people and companies from the USA, Japan, England, France and Germany, players from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia are listed and described, games and makers from Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, Poland and Hungary.
Gameplan 3: Lexikon der Computer und Videospielmacher
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