Game Dev Stories: Interviews About Game Development and Culture Volumes 1 and 2 are a collection of interviews from renowned author David L. Craddock as he explores all corners of the video game industry. Collected from the author's archives, Game Dev Stories gathers conversations with individuals from all corners of the industry: Who they are, the paths they paved, and their contributions to this multibillion-dollar industry. This text offers viewpoints from well-known individuals like John Romero, Tom Hall, and Matt Householder. From artists and writers to programmers and designers, Game Dev Stories offers amazing insights and understanding to what occurs behind the screens of your favorite games and may help inspire future game developers in pursuing their dreams.


Author Bio

David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books about video game development and culture, including the bestselling Stay Awhile and Listen series, Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room, and fiction for young adults, including The Dumpster Club and Heritage: Book One of the Gairden Chronicles. Find him online @davidlcraddock on Twitter.

part Part I|109 pages


chapter 1|17 pages

The Rise and Fall of Cheat Codes

chapter 2|19 pages

Scott Miller

Apogee, Shareware, and id Software

chapter 3|11 pages

Tom Hall

Apple II and the Early Days of id Software

chapter 4|12 pages

Matt Householder

Epyx and California Games

chapter 5|21 pages

Milton Guasti and Steve Rothlisberger


chapter 6|15 pages

John Romero

Apple II, id Software, and First-Person Shooters

chapter 7|7 pages

Brian Fargo

Founder of Interplay Entertainment and InXile Entertainment

part Part II|56 pages

Ad Hoc

chapter 8|13 pages

John Hancock

Game Collector

chapter 9|7 pages



chapter 10|10 pages

Scott Coleman and Jay Cotton


chapter 11|11 pages

Kyoko Higo

Marketing Final Fantasy VII

chapter 12|10 pages

Meagan Marie

Senior Community Manager at Crystal Dynamics