Buttonless: Incredible iPhone and iPad Games and the Stories Behind Them (Paperback)

Ryan Rigney

  • 出版商: A K Peters
  • 出版日期: 2011-12-15
  • 定價: $1,180
  • 售價: 6.0$708
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 244
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1439895856
  • ISBN-13: 9781439895856
  • 立即出貨 (庫存 < 3)



On the forefront of the mobile gaming revolution are real people with stories that are crazy, stressful, hilarious, and, in some cases, heart-wrenching. Written by respected video game journalist Ryan Rigney, with a foreword by John Davison, Buttonless tells the stories of the people behind the games.

Rigney takes you on a tour that covers more than 65 of the best and most beloved iPhone and iPad games, telling the never-before-heard tales behind them. Based on more than 100 exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in iOS development, Buttonless chronicles the adversities that top developers had to overcome and delivers numerous funny/interesting anecdotes from behind the scenes of the iTunes App Store.

Examples include:

  • George Fan - Lead Designer of Plants vs. Zombies
  • Kris Piotrowski - Co-creator of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
  • Jaakko Iisalo - Lead Designer of Angry Birds
  • Katherine Anna Kang - Head of id Mobile and Lead Designer of Doom II RPG
  • Justin Smith - Creator of Enviro-Bear 2010
  • Paul Bettner - Lead Designer of Words With Friends
  • Simon Oliver - Creator of Rolando
  • Donald Mustard - Lead Designer of Infinity Blade

... and plenty of others

You'll also learn:

  • The real origins of Angry Birds
  • How iOS critical darling Jet Car Stunts was born from one of the worst games of 1999––Carmageddon 3
  • Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman's weird obsession with leaping out of windows
  • How the first-ever Iraqi video game went unpublished for 20 years before becoming an iOS exclusive
  • The tweet that saved Words With Friends
  • The napkin drawing that became the biggest-selling comic book series on the App Store


在移動遊戲革命的前沿,有一群真實的人,他們有著瘋狂、壓力、滑稽,有時甚至令人心碎的故事。由受人尊敬的視頻遊戲記者Ryan Rigney撰寫,並由John Davison撰寫前言,《Buttonless》講述了遊戲背後的人們的故事。


- George Fan - 《植物大戰殭屍》的首席設計師
- Kris Piotrowski - 《超兄弟:劍與魔法》的共同創作者
- Jaakko Iisalo - 《憤怒的小鳥》的首席設計師
- Katherine Anna Kang - id Mobile的負責人和《毀滅戰士II RPG》的首席設計師
- Justin Smith - 《Enviro-Bear 2010》的創作者
- Paul Bettner - 《Words With Friends》的首席設計師
- Simon Oliver - 《Rolando》的創作者
- Donald Mustard - 《無盡之劍》的首席設計師


- 《憤怒的小鳥》的真正起源
- iOS上受好評的《Jet Car Stunts》是如何從1999年最糟糕的遊戲《Carmageddon 3》中誕生的
- 《Canabalt》的創作者Adam Saltsman對從窗戶跳出的奇怪迷戀
- 第一款伊拉克視頻遊戲在20年後成為iOS獨家發行之前未發布的故事
- 拯救《Words With Friends》的推文
- 成為App Store上最暢銷漫畫系列的餐巾紙草圖的故事