Archive for Game Design

Meet Ralph Baer, the Father of Video Games

Baer was considered to be the inventor of video games, specifically at the concept of the home video game console. In 1966, while an employee at Sanders, Baer started to explore the possibility of playing games on television screens. He first got the idea while…

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The Contemporary Video Game: Art in Motion

The Contemporary Video Game: Art in Motion

Video games can be ugly, violent things—full of torture and discrimination, shattered hopes, and exploded skulls. Everyone knows this. The newspapers tell us, so do our parents who read those rags and ask, “Really, someone sometimes pays you to write about computer games?” I know,…

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