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link thumbnail Let's Tell a Story Together cool
A History of Interactive Fiction, by Jimmy Maher.
(Added 2008-04-24, 290 hits, more)
link thumbnail Steven Poole: Trigger Happier cool
Trigger Happy is a book about the aesthetics of videogames — what they share with cinema, the history of painting, or literature; and what makes them different, in terms of form, psychology and semiotics. It was first published in 2000; this is the revised edition with the Afterword written in 2004 2001. (Update: as requested in comments, the 2004 Afterword can now be read ...
(Added 2008-01-12, 403 hits, more)
link thumbnail Digital Play: The Interaction of Technology, Culture, and Marketing
Digital Play offers a uniquely critical analysis of interactive media. Inspired by the work of Raymond Williams, the book traces the development of video gaming from its humble origins in hacker circles to its current status as a $20 billion global cultural industry. Stephen Kline, Nick Dyer-Witheford, and Greig de Peuter systematically debunk cyber-guru optimism about globally network ...
(Added 2012-10-08, 176 hits, more)
link thumbnail Masters of their universe
An edited extract from the book Backroom Boys by Francis Spufford that describes the genesis and release of the computer game Elite.
Computer games weren't very good in 1982. There was Space Invaders and there was PacMan - but you didn't get much more for your money than the basic zapping and munching experience. Which was what prompted two teenage mathematicians to create the ...
(Added 2007-12-10, 650 hits, more)
link thumbnail PSX: The Guide to the Sony Playstation (PDF version)
Free pdf version of "PSX: The Guide to the Sony Playstation" by Kevin Bryan. A print version is also available. This PDF file may be distributed freely.
(Added 2012-10-08, 309 hits, more)
link thumbnail Super NES Programming
Wikibook on Super Famicom programming.
This book is designed for people interested in learning to program for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and for now, assumes some basic knowledge on how to write a program in assembly language, how to use a command prompt, and how to use an emulator.
(Added 2007-11-06, 223 hits, more)
link thumbnail Zork: The Cavern of Doom
HTMLized version of the choose-your-own-adventure book by Steve Meretzky.
(Added 2006-10-16, 201 hits, more)
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