DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 820 524 books.
Search: 


📙 Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play by Morgan Ramsay (auth.) — free download


"Gamers at Work is a critical resource for new and experienced business leaders—for anyone who feels unprepared for the demanding and seemingly insurmountable trials ahead of them." —Peter Molyneux OBE, founder, Lionhead Studios

"Gamers at Work explores every imaginable subtlety of the video-game industry through the fascinating stories of those who took the risks and reaped the rewards." —Hal Halpin, president, Entertainment Consumers Association

"This is the sort of book that can tear the most hardcore gamers away from their PCs, Macs, or consoles for a few hours of rewarding reading." —North County Times

"Gamers at Work is truly an invaluable resource that's well worth adding to your personal library." —Wii Love It

There are few companies in the video-game industry that have withstood the test of time; most startups exit as quickly as they enter. In Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play, the countless challenges of building successful video-game developers and publishers in this unstable industry are explored through interviews containing entertaining stories, humorous anecdotes, and lessons learned the hard way.

Gamers at Work presents an inside look at how 18 industry leaders play the odds, seize opportunities, and transform small businesses into great businesses. Here, in Gamers at Work, you will find their stories replete with their personal struggles, corporate intrigue, and insights into strategy, leadership, and management.

Gamers at Work:

  • Explores the formation of entertainment software companies from the perspectives of successful founders who played the odds
  • Provides insight into why experienced professionals sacrifice the comfort of gainful employment for the uncertainty and risk of the startup
  • Shares the experiences and lessons that shape the lives, decisions, and struggles of entrepreneurs in this volatile business

Featured Entrepreneurs:

  • Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts (Madden NFL)
  • Nolan Bushnell, Atari (Pong)
  • Wild Bill Stealey, MicroProse Software (Sid Meier's Civilization)
  • Tony Goodman, Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires)
  • Feargus Urquhart, Obsidian Entertainment (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II)
  • Tim Cain, Troika Games (Arcanum, Vampire: the Masquerade—Bloodlines)
  • Warren Spector, Junction Point Studios (Disney Epic Mickey)
  • Doug & Gary Carlston, Broderbund Software (Prince of Persia, Carmen Sandiego)
  • Don Daglow, Stormfront Studios (Neverwinter Nights, Tony La Russa Baseball)
  • John Smedley, Verant Interactive (EverQuest, PlanetSide)
  • Ken Williams, Sierra On-Line (King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry)
  • Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants (Oddworld)
  • Chris Ulm, Appy Entertainment (FaceFighter, Trucks & Skulls)
  • Tobi Saulnier, 1st Playable (Kung Zhu, Yogi Bear)
  • Christopher Weaver, Bethesda Softworks (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Jason Rubin, Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted)
  • Ted Price, Insomniac Games (Spyro, Resistance)

Other books in the Apress At Work Series:

  • Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4

  • Venture Capitalists at Work, Shah & Shah, 978-1-4302-3837-9

  • CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5

  • CTOs at Work, Donaldson, Seigel, & Donaldson, 978-1-4302-3593-4

  • Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8

  • European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2

  • Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7

  • Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7



About book:

About file:

  • File size: 5 345 797
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days download pdf by Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple fri...

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups; Early Days
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups; Early Days epub download by Jessica Livingston

Now available in paperback—with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the...

Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis.
Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis. free pdf by Eric Berne

We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eri...

Advertisers at Work
Advertisers at Work free epub by Tracy Tuten

“Conversations with some of the sharpest minds in advertising lead the reader gently into the heart of the business. A great read whether you’re starting out in advertising or simply want to pick up some tips from the greats.” —Mark Tungate, author of...

Advertisers at Work
Advertisers at Work free epub by Dr. Tracy Tuten (auth.)

“Conversations with some of the sharpest minds in advertising lead the reader gently into the heart of the business. A great read whether you're starting out in advertising or simply want to pick up some tips from the greats.” —Mark Tungate, author of Adl...

Advertisers at Work
Advertisers at Work free download by Tracy Tuten

“Conversations with some of the sharpest minds in advertising lead the reader gently into the heart of the business. A great read whether you’re starting out in advertising or simply want to pick up some tips from the greats.” —Mark Tungate, author of...

Women Leaders at Work
Women Leaders at Work pdf free by Elizabeth Ghaffari (auth.)

"Women Leaders at Work traces the personal life decisions taken by women who found ways to achieve greatness in their work. Each story is intriguing. But, collectively, the stories provide inspiration. They illustrate how real women of varied talents from...

European Founders at Work
European Founders at Work free epub by Pedro Gairifo Santos (auth.)

In European Founders at Work, several of the top European startup founders and venture capitalists are interviewed to explain their respective paths to building a successful company. It takes a similar approach to Venture Capitalists at Work and other boo...

European Founders at Work
European Founders at Work download pdf by Pedro Gairifo Santos

In European Founders at Work, several of the top European startup founders and venture capitalists are interviewed to explain their respective paths to building a successful company. It takes a similar approach to Venture Capitalists at Work and other boo...