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Author : Ryan Rigney
ISBN : 9781466515352
Genre : Computers
File Size : 71.17 MB
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On the forefront of the mobile gaming revolution are real people with stories that are crazy, stressful, hilarious, and, in some cases, heart-wrenching. Written by respected video game journalist Ryan Rigney, with a foreword by John Davison, Buttonless tells the stories of the people behind the games. Rigney takes you on a tour that covers more than 65 of the best and most beloved iPhone and iPad games, telling the never-before-heard tales behind them. Based on more than 100 exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in iOS development, Buttonless chronicles the adversities that top developers had to overcome and delivers numerous funny/interesting anecdotes from behind the scenes of the iTunes App Store. Examples include: George Fan - Lead Designer of Plants vs. Zombies Kris Piotrowski - Co-creator of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP Jaakko Iisalo - Lead Designer of Angry Birds Katherine Anna Kang - Head of id Mobile and Lead Designer of Doom II RPG Justin Smith - Creator of Enviro-Bear 2010 Paul Bettner - Lead Designer of Words With Friends Simon Oliver - Creator of Rolando Donald Mustard - Lead Designer of Infinity Blade ... and plenty of others You'll also learn: The real origins of Angry Birds How iOS critical darling Jet Car Stunts was born from one of the worst games of 1999––Carmageddon 3 Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman's weird obsession with leaping out of windows How the first-ever Iraqi video game went unpublished for 20 years before becoming an iOS exclusive The tweet that saved Words With Friends The napkin drawing that became the biggest-selling comic book series on the App Store
Category: Computers

Angry Birds And Rovio Entertainment

Author : Jason Porterfield
ISBN : 9781477779200
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 74.91 MB
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Since its release for Apple's iPhone in 2009, Angry Birds has been one of the most successful video games in history. Although Angry Birds seemed to be an overnight success, the game was actually the result of years of struggle by Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish company that created it. The company's founder, Niklas Hed, his cousin Mikael Hed, and Peter Vesterbacka have established not just a profitable video game but a cultural phenomenon. In this thrilling narrative, readers examine the challenges and triumphs of building a company while keeping the spirit of fun behind the development of new products.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction