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Blood, Sweat, and Pixels
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games-hero´s journey or fool´s errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today´s hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean-it´s nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it´s RPG studio Bioware´s challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone´s single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man´s vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings-even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell-and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.

Anbieter: buecher.de
Stand: 02.05.2018
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Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbu...
9,95 € *
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Developing video games - hero´s journey or fool´s errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today´s hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes listeners on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-size monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean - it´s nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, best-selling recent games, Schreier immerses listeners in the hellfire of the development process, whether it´s RPG studio Bioware´s challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone´s single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man´s vision into a multimillion-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand-new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings - even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell - and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Chase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006202/bk_harp_006202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible - Hörbücher
Stand: 25.04.2018
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Brief Cases , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 929min
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An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City´s favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago´s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue - and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you´ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published ´´Zoo Day´´, Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales. With 12 stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time listeners tantalizing glimpses into Harry´s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold. Collection includes: ´´A Fistful of Warlocks´´ (from Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boon), read by Cassandra Campbell ´´B Is for Bigfoot´´ (from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan), read by James Marsters ´´AAAA Wizardry´´ (from the Dresden Files RPG), read by James Marsters ´´I Was a Teenage Bigfoot´´ (from Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson), read by James Marsters ´´Curses´´ (from The Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow), read by James Marsters ´´Even Hand´´ (from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P. N. Elrodread), read by Jim Butcher ´´Bigfoot on Campus´´ (from Hex Appeal, edited by P. N. Elrod), read by James Marsters ´´Bombshells´´ (from Dangerous Women, edited by... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003900/bk_peng_003900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible - Hörbücher
Stand: 21.05.2018
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Keyboard in the Sky
2,42 € *
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(Short read - 45 minutes - 32 pages) Julie Montcalm had a problem, or two of them. Horace Hackett Jr. was behind deadline for a story she needed. But the worst of that is he had written her into the story itself, as a character. Along with her friend and fellow classmate Micah DeWolf, she was living the story itself as Hackett wrote it. Worse, it was a hack-job version of his fathers pulp fiction story about Caribbean wars between the English and Spanish. And the two of them were right in the middle of it! Fictional characters arent supposed to die in real life, right? Luckily, they both have their smartphones and can edit the story. Maybe even save their lives in the bargain. These two find plenty of adventure and even romance as they work to fix the story before it fixes them... Excerpt: Horace Hackett Jr. was head down on his desk, the laptop filled with rows of bs and the machine bleeping. Horaces nose pressed neatly on that letter, regardless of the machines discomfort. Nearby were several empty bottles of a variety of alcoholic beverages. Looks like it was beer, then whiskey with a beer chaser, then straight whiskey as the beer was all gone. Julie Montcalm was looking over the disheveled mess of the dorm room though the open door. Behind her stood Micah De Wolf. Both students were in the same school as Horace. And both were similarly disgusted by the state of Horace and his dorm room. Laundry was everywhere but the hamper, with scattered pages of print outs. The printer was blinking and obviously out of ink. Several empty cartridges sat nearby, and more on the floor. They had completely missed the trash can. Some of his school texts hadnt. Shelves for those books were filled with food wrappers and RPG manuals. In and amongst them were grade reports and various bills from equipment dealers and pawn shop receipts. Micah crossed behind her to the keyboard on its stand against the wall. Moving some old shirts and unmentionables over to the bed, he clicked the device on and started a riff with the volume dialed low. Julie meanwhile had crossed to Horace and pushed his head to the side, stopping the insistent beep. She brushed his thick locks away from his face with a soft touch, more as an elder sister than an editor asking after her story. The alcohol on his breath rose to her nose and she stepped back, raising her hand to it as if to shield it from further offense At that, Horace moaned and slowly squinted his eyes to see who was bothering him. He saw someone standing there, sideways in his vision as it cleared. Slim, in tight jeans lit from the hallway light, it was obviously a her or a she. The curving hips on long legs was definitely not his room mate or any of the many female visitors that infrequently graced the male dormers. These were black jeans, cut for dual purpose of business while displaying her feminine charms. Not that hed ever bed this one. He recognized the ring on her hand as it left his forehead. His head jerked upright and collided with the unlit desk lamp. The effort made his vision swirl again. Rubbing the bump was more a habit than needful. His scalp was numb from the result of all those bottles that had emptied themselves into his mouth not far below. So its obvious that there is no story for me tonight. The tight jeans had a commanding voice. Horaces ears felt assaulted by the volume. He opened his eyes wide at this. Julie! Id say this was a pleasant surprise, but apparently youre here on business. Do you even know what day this is? Do you know the Atworthy College Quarterly is due to ship for publishing tomorrow? Do you?!? Horace held his ears with both hands, knowing her voice could pierce through concrete and so his hand would do little to protect his throbbing head. Oh, is it that time already? I was just finishing up when I must have dozed off.... Get Your Copy Now.

Anbieter: ciando eBooks
Stand: 13.03.2018
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