Meet the group of rogue programmers who, in the 1980s, decided to elevate computer games to an art form.
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Though his industry was becoming increasingly concerned with the bottom line, Chris Crawford understood that video games could revolutionize storytelling.
Doom was a fast-paced and immersive first-person shooter game whose success was the envy of the industry.
Before video games could get graphic, text-based adventures imagined the future of literature.
The history-inspired Civilization games say less about the past than they do about what’s next.
For one programmer, the future of gaming was about more than art. It was a social issue.
Extending his empire to the small screen, George Lucas built a video-game incubator on his own ranch.
Young doctors-turned-game-designers performed a digital transplant on an iconic role-playing game.