If you’ve ever thought that it’s long past time that someone wrote a novel about people who make video games, then rejoice. YOU—a book of fiction about the how, why and who of video game development by Austin Grossman—comes out today. You can read an excerpt from the book’s first chapter right here.
Grossman isn’t just a novelist. He contributed to last year’s hit stealth/action hybrid Dishonored and also worked on classic games like System Shock and Deus Ex. So he’s just the guy to plumb the murky depths of the psyches of the people who make games, even if he doesn’t really like Gordon Freeman. After all, lawyers get novels written about them. So do doctors and writers and filmmakers. Now there’s a work of fiction dedicated to the folks who create the worlds millions of people lose themselves in every day.