The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers
Patrick Hickey’s long-awaited and highly praised tome on the evolution and revolution of Games featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games–including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam is now on pre-order. This definitive book on they that have helped form the industry that Gaming is today gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.
While Mr. Hickey – or rather – Professor Hickey is an accomplished writer and editor, this is his maiden voyage as a book-writer. After a whirlwind tour that included the customary stops like book stores and radio programs and the more colorful stops like conventions and game stores, we wanted to ask Patrick one simple question… how’s it feel?
It’s a great feeling. I’ve been promoting this book just as long as I’ve been writing it and along the way, I’ve gotten so much support from the indie video game community and video game journalists. To be accepted into those fraternities has been huge for me as well and has opened up so many more opportunities. Away from the birth of my daughter and marriage to my wife, I’ve never been so excited for anything in my entire life. This book is without a doubt the most important thing I’ve ever written and something I feel the world needs more of. I hope this plays a part in people understanding just how unique and passionate video game developers and the industry is. It’s so much more than fun and games.