THE BOY WHO THOUGHT OUTSIDE THE BOX: THE STORY OF VIDEO GAME INVENTORY RALPH BAER

Marcie Wessels, Beatriz Castro



 

Crazy about Wii, Nintendo, X-Box, and PlayStation? Meet the inventor whose work made them all possible: Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system!

Today, the video game industry keeps growing, with ever more platforms available to fans. But how did the very first system come about? This picture-book biography of Ralph Baer, whose family fled Nazi Germany for the US, introduces kids to a great inventor AND the birth of the first home console. Using wartime technology, Baer thought outside the box and transformed the television into a vehicle for gaming; Baer's invention, the Odyssey, is a precursor to the Atari gaming system. Today, interactive systems like Wii and PlayStation are descendants of Ralph’s innovative “Brown Box,” making this award-winning inventor the true “Father of Video Games.”

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover

9781454932598

2020

48

 

TAGS


Authors: #BeatrizCastro #MarcieWessels

Publishers: #UnionSquareKids (Union Square Kids)

Languages: #English

Format: #Hardcover

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2020

Genres: #GeneralHistory


Companies:

#Magnavox (Magnavox)


Public Figures:

#RalphBaer (Ralph Baer)


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Misc:

#Odyssey (Magnavox Odyssey)

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