Entertainment Media Council, the association for business leaders in the video game industry, today announced that the leading history of the online game industry, Online Game Pioneers at Work.
The book is now available in print at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores around the world and the ebook will soon follow.
In Online Game Pioneers at Work, bestselling author and celebrity interviewer Morgan Ramsay speaks with 16 creative and business leaders in the online game industry, such as astronaut and Ultima creator Richard Garriott, Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen, and Kongregate CEO Emily Greer.
“They tell things just the way they are, without any spin, and with insights freely flowing,” wrote Richard Bartle, the co-creator of the first virtual world, MUD, in his foreword. “That’s either a feature of successful game developers or a testament to Morgan’s interviewing skills. I suspect it’s a combination of both.”
The 412-page book of 15 interviews takes readers behind the curtains of industry titans, like BioWare, CCP Games, and King, to reveal the strategies, sacrifices, and long hours that lead to success in online, social, mobile, tablet, and serious games.
Through every story, Online Game Pioneers at Work ultimately provides a unique look at leading, managing, and growing small businesses into great businesses.