THE MINDS BEHIND SEGA GENESIS GAMES: INTERVIEWS WITH CREATORS AND DEVELOPERS

Patrick Hickey Jr., Tony Barnes (Foreword), Ken Horowitz (Afterword)



 

Prior to the arrival of the Sega Genesis, video games were still largely considered "kid stuff," but with a far more mature and eclectic range of titles, and an understanding of what gamers wanted, Sega and its Genesis/Mega Drive console began to shift the expectations for what gaming could be. Never scared to innovate, Sega's impact on the industry continues to this day through the games they originally developed and the technology their consoles pushed into the mainstream.


Featuring interviews with the creators of over 40 games on the Sega Genesis console including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Altered Beast, Aladdin, Earthworm Jim and NHL 95, this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the influential, iconic, and sometimes forgotten games on Sega's most important contribution to the game industry. The interviewees reveal the challenges of working with mega publishers, the uncertainties of public reception, and the creative processes that produced some of the 16-bit era's classic titles.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

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EDITION

ISBN

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PAGES

English

Paperback

9781476683591

2022

291

English

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N/A

2022

291

 

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