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The Resource Dungeons and desktops : the history of computer role-playing games, Matt Barton

Dungeons and desktops : the history of computer role-playing games, Matt Barton

Label
Dungeons and desktops : the history of computer role-playing games
Title
Dungeons and desktops
Title remainder
the history of computer role-playing games
Statement of responsibility
Matt Barton
Title variation
Dungeons & desktops
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the history of computer role-playing games (CRPGs) (such as Ultima, The Bard's Tale, Pool of Radiance, Diablo, and The Elder Scrolls) and seeks to identify and wrestle with the genre's key issues. Each game is a part of more general conversation about how computers can serve as a medium for creative and engaging role-playing. While it contains many details about the games, the book is organized as a narrative - telling the story of the developers, games, and gamers who created the CRPG as we know it today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barton, Matt
Dewey number
793.93/209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.6
LC item number
.B37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy games
  • Computer games
Label
Dungeons and desktops : the history of computer role-playing games, Matt Barton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An introduction to computer role-playing -- Origins -- The dark age -- The bronze age -- The silver age -- The early golden age -- The golden age part I -- The golden age part II -- The bigger they come -- The platinum age -- The modern age -- The future of a genre
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 443 p.
Isbn
9781568814117
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007049196
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn183926393
  • (OCoLC)183926393
Label
Dungeons and desktops : the history of computer role-playing games, Matt Barton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An introduction to computer role-playing -- Origins -- The dark age -- The bronze age -- The silver age -- The early golden age -- The golden age part I -- The golden age part II -- The bigger they come -- The platinum age -- The modern age -- The future of a genre
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 443 p.
Isbn
9781568814117
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007049196
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn183926393
  • (OCoLC)183926393

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