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Significant zero: heroes, villains, and the fight for art and soul in video games
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[United States] : Tantor Audio, 2017.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 39 min.)) : digital.
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When his satirical musings in a college newspaper got him discharged from the Air Force, it became clear to Walt Williams that his destiny in life was to be a writer-he just never thought he'd end up writing video games, let alone working on some of the most successful franchises in the industry-Bioshock, Civilization, Borderlands, and Mafia, among others. Williams pulls back the curtain on an astonishingly profitable industry that has put its stamp on pop culture and yet is little known to those outside its walls. In his reflective yet comically-observant voice, Williams walks you through his unlikely and at times inglorious rise within one of the world's top gaming companies, exposing an industry abundant in brain power and out-sized egos, but struggling to stay innovative. Significant Zero also provides clear-eyed criticism of the industry's addiction to violence and explains how the role of the narrative designer-the poor soul responsible for harmonizing gameplay with storylines-is crucial for expanding the scope of video games into more immersive and emotional experiences.

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Unabridged.
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English
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9781541491359 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1541491351 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by Kevin T. Collins.
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When his satirical musings in a college newspaper got him discharged from the Air Force, it became clear to Walt Williams that his destiny in life was to be a writer-he just never thought he'd end up writing video games, let alone working on some of the most successful franchises in the industry-Bioshock, Civilization, Borderlands, and Mafia, among others. Williams pulls back the curtain on an astonishingly profitable industry that has put its stamp on pop culture and yet is little known to those outside its walls. In his reflective yet comically-observant voice, Williams walks you through his unlikely and at times inglorious rise within one of the world's top gaming companies, exposing an industry abundant in brain power and out-sized egos, but struggling to stay innovative. Significant Zero also provides clear-eyed criticism of the industry's addiction to violence and explains how the role of the narrative designer-the poor soul responsible for harmonizing gameplay with storylines-is crucial for expanding the scope of video games into more immersive and emotional experiences.
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Williams, W., & Collins, K. T. (2017). Significant zero: heroes, villains, and the fight for art and soul in video games. Unabridged. [United States]: Tantor Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Williams, Walt and Kevin T.. Collins. 2017. Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games. [United States]: Tantor Audio.

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Williams, Walt and Kevin T.. Collins, Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games. [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2017.

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Williams, Walt,, and Kevin T. Collins. Significant Zero: Heroes, Villains, and the Fight for Art and Soul in Video Games. Unabridged. [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2017.

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