Dungeon Hacks: How NetHack, Angband, and Other Roguelikes Changed the Course of Video Games by David L. Craddock audiobook

Dungeon Hacks: How NetHack, Angband, and Other Roguelikes Changed the Course of Video Games: How NetHack, Angband, and Other Roguelikes Changed the Course of Video Games

By David L Craddock
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    ISBN: 9781943499731

In 1980, computers were instruments of science and mathematics, military secrets and academia. Stern administrators lorded over sterile university laboratories and stressed one point to the wide-eyed students privileged enough to set foot within them: Computers were not toys. Defying authority, hackers seized control of monolithic mainframes to create a new breed of computer game: the roguelike, cryptic and tough-as-nails adventures drawn from text-based symbols instead of state-of-the-art 3D graphics. Despite their visual simplicity, roguelike games captivate thousands of players around the world. From the author of the bestselling Stay Awhile and Listen series, Dungeon Hacks introduces you to the visionaries behind some of the most popular roguelikes of all time, and shows how their creations paved the way for the blockbuster video games of today—and beyond.

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Summary

Summary

In 1980, computers were instruments of science and mathematics, military secrets and academia. Stern administrators lorded over sterile university laboratories and stressed one point to the wide-eyed students privileged enough to set foot within them: Computers were not toys.

Defying authority, hackers seized control of monolithic mainframes to create a new breed of computer game: the roguelike, cryptic and tough-as-nails adventures drawn from text-based symbols instead of state-of-the-art 3D graphics.

Despite their visual simplicity, roguelike games captivate thousands of players around the world. From the author of the bestselling Stay Awhile and Listen series, Dungeon Hacks introduces you to the visionaries behind some of the most popular roguelikes of all time, and shows how their creations paved the way for the blockbuster video games of today—and beyond.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Classic roguelike games may seem like yesterday’s news, but they inspire game designers the world over to this day. Dungeon Hacks tells their story in compelling fashion and explains what they still have to teach us.” Warren Spector, director of Deus Ex and Disney’s Epic Mickey
Dungeon Hacks is great stuff, and we’re lucky to have someone with such an eye for detail and the nuts and bolts of development to put it down on paper for us while there’s still time.” Travis Baldree, codesigner of Torchlight, lead designer of Fate

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Author Bio: David L. Craddock

Author Bio: David L. Craddock

David L. Craddock lives with his wife and business partner in Ohio. He is the author of Stay Awhile and Listen, a three-part series that chronicles the history of World of WarCraft developer Blizzard Entertainment and Diablo/Diablo II developer Blizzard North; and Heritage, a young adult fantasy novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English