Game Developers Tell Personal Tales of Triumph and Sacrifice in New Interview Book


St. Louis, Missouri, 4/4/2021Inside Video Game Creation: Development Experts Share Their Stories, a set of Q&A interviews with video game creators ranging from solo hobbyists to triple-A veterans, is available for digital pre-order ahead of its April 6 release on Amazon in eBook and paperback formats.

Update: The digital edition is now available here on the site!

Todd Mitchell, an independent game developer and host of the popular development podcast GameDev Breakdown, interviews industry figures to capture valuable insight and compelling stories told in the direct words of the creators.

Among the twelve conversations, David Fox discusses his path to Lucasfilm Games and beyond, Joshua Davidson and Ash Lyons discuss the months before and after the release of Borderlands 3, and WGA award-nominated writer Jordan Mychal Lemos shares the challenges he overcame before contributing to the Assassin’s Creed series.

Games discussed include The Path of Motus, Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Thimbleweed Park, The Suffering (series), Topgolf with Pro Putt, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Borderlands (series), Battleborn, Lego games, and more.

Todd Mitchell is a St. Louis, Missouri-based indie developer and freelance writer with bylines at Zam and The Nerd Stash. His writing has been mentioned at Kotaku, Engadget, Yahoo! Entertainment, and more. He is the founder of game industry shoptalk site and the host of over 100 episodes of the GameDev Breakdown podcast, a development talk show Ask Gamedev says “all devs need to listen to.”

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