Push Start: The Art of Video Games

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Author
Stephan Guenzel
Publisher
Earbooks
Publication Date
2014-10-01
Binding
Hardcover, 380 pages
ISBN
3943573095
EAN
9783943573091
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Description

Pac Man, Space Invaders, Tetris, and Super Mario Bros. are video game classics, and more than just reminiscences of an untroubled childhood. Challenging stories and characters, visual quality, and aesthetic experience make them successful examples of popular interactive design. They have become more than mere video games and can be regarded as a multimedia art form. Push Start outlines this graphical evolution from its beginnings, through the golden age of arcade video games, to the latest generation of game consoles. Fascinating artwork and screenshot prints of the most famous video games are featured, and the corresponding cult sounds from each game are included on a ten-inch vinyl with mp3 download, too. Push Start creates an expanding universe of game culture in which the worlds of emotion, reality, and art collide.