Dustin Hansen reveals the history and evolution of the video game industry and its creators with a tour through the arcades and consoles of yesteryear to the PC platforms and phone apps of the present and beyond in the fun Game On series.
“This zippy primer on video game development takes readers from the arcades of the 1970s to Minecraft and the future of gaming…The well-told origin tales are a fantastic mash-up of pop and gaming culture…This satisfyingly thorough and worthy addition to any collection is sure to please hard-core gamers and newbies alike.”—School Library Journal (on Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More)
In this fun and informative YA Non-fiction title, Dustin Hansen, author of Game On! with over 20-years experience in the gaming industry, examines the storytelling skills shown in some of the most beloved and moving games of the past thirty years.
Dustin Hansen, author of Game On! and the Microsaurs series, was raised in rural Utah, where he spent many days hiking red rock canyons that once belonged to the dinosaurs. But even the beautiful mountains couldn’t keep him away from his love of pixels and controllers. He has been writing and creating art for the video game industry for more than two decades. Dustin and his family live in rural Utah once again, where he is the current king of the family Mario Kart circuit.