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Game Masters is the ideal ebook for lovers of videogames and devotees of the work of artists such as Hideo Kojima, Tim Schafer and Tetsuya Mizuguchi.
Game Masters celebrates the medium of videogames and those who create them. Videogame designer profiles and essays are combined with video interviews and more than 100 images from legendary games in a contemporary and interactive overview of the world of gaming.
Fans of old-school gaming will love ‘Arcade Heroes’ – a look at the designers who produced games during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Read about such pioneers as Tōru Iwatani, creator of Pac-Man, Ed Logg of Asteroids fame, and the legendary Tomohiro Nishikado, designer of Space Invaders (1978), a videogame that was so popular in Japan it caused a national coin shortage.
‘Game Changers’ features video interviews with influential designers including Blizzard Entertainment of World of Warcraft fame, Paulina Bozek, the originator of Sony’s hugely popular karaoke game SingStar, Peter Molyneux, the creator of Populous, and Sega’s Yuji Naka, who first brought us a certain fast-moving blue hedgehog. There are also interviews with 3D combat king Warren Spector of Deus Ex, and the father of simulation games, Will Wright, whose 2000 release The Sims became the best-selling PC game of all time.
Check out ‘Indies’ and get up-to-date with the smaller but no less heavy hitting videogames studios, from Brisbane’s Halfbrick who created the phenomenally successful Fruit Ninja to Finland’s Rovio, who brought us Angry Birds.
Game Masters reveals both the artists and the artistry behind your favourite videogames.
Game Masters was created as an extension of the Game Masters exhibition, hosted by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) from 28 Jun e – 28 October 2012.