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ISBN-13: 978-1430233510 ISBN-10: 1430233516 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (February 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430233516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430233510
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #963,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Morgan Ramsay, the bestselling author of Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play and Online Gamers at Work, has interviewed more than 40 creative and business leaders, including EA founder Trip Hawkins, King cofounder Riccardo Zacconi, and Supercell cofounder Ilkka Paananen. He is currently developing 60 more longform interviews with creative leaders, technical wizards, and Hollywood celebrities across three books about the art and science of entertainment. For more information, follow him on Twitter (@MorganRamsay) or visit his website at theramsayinterviews.com.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Josh on March 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
I ordered this book completely out of the blue with absolutely no real idea of what to expect. It turned out that this book was one of the most relevant books I could have ever purchased. In August of 2010, I founded Mighty Rabbit Studios, a small independent game studio in Raleigh, NC. I've spoken with several industry vets about starting the company, but I couldn't have dreamed of ever getting the amount of advice that is contained within this book. This book was designed specifically to help aspiring entrepreneurs in the video game industry, and it excels at that. If you have the desire to open your own game studio, this is a book you must read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. G. Rosenthal on June 16, 2012
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Morgan Ramsay provides an insightful and fascinating glimpse into the way the games so many of us love are actually developed. Most people never think beyond "Oh yeah, some geeks just got together and used their nerd magic to make Gears of Duty 4: San Andreas, and bro this is awesome." But the games industry is a mature, developed field with careful thought and inspiration behind what makes hit games. Morgan's connections allowed him access to some of the most important names in the industry, with collective centuries of game design experience among them. It's well worth a read for anyone planning a career in the games industry, or for those who simply want to know a little more about the people who populate it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas B on April 30, 2014
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As a software developer, I love to read about other developers: how did they solve problems, what was most difficult for them and from their own mouths. This book delivers exceptionally well and might be the best book in it's class. The next best book is probably Racing the Beam, which has lessons for everyone on so many different levels.

Gamers at Work fills the role nicely as well. It tells the story of many developers from different eras and their trials as they delivered the marquee games of their generation. This was a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 6, 2013
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A really nicely written insight into the gaming industry and the people that shaped it. Priceless for anyone that wants to get an insight into the industry!
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Morgan Ramsay, the bestselling author of Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play and Online Gamers at Work, has interviewed more than 40 creative and business leaders, including EA founder Trip Hawkins, King cofounder Riccardo Zacconi, and Supercell cofounder Ilkka Paananen. He is currently developing 60 more longform interviews with creative leaders, technical wizards, and Hollywood celebrities across three books about the art and science of entertainment. For more information, follow him on Twitter (@MorganRamsay) or visit his website at theramsayinterviews.com.

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