The Minds Behind Shooter Games

Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers

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About the Book

Featuring interviews with the creators of 39 popular video games—including Halo 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Medal of Honor and Metroid Prime—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the origins of some of the most iconic shooter games. Interviewees recount endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers, the growth of the genre and the creative processes that produced some of the industry’s biggest hits, cult classics and indie successes.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by Nintendo, Disney and EA Sports.

Bibliographic Details

Patrick Hickey, Jr.

Series Editor Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

Foreword by Jeff Paquette

Afterword by Benjamin Johnson

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 100 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8273-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4178-2
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Studies in Gaming