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Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

We have analyzed 217 reviews from Amazon and found:

37% of users say that: Product is a must read, is obviously very appealing, was a fast read, is to actually bring a game to market successfully. Book is a must-read, is great, is written very well, has nice notes. This book is for you, is so good, is great, is a blast to read. Game looked absolutely amazing, was playing very well, are capable of delivering the boundless, can fall short of greatness. 1% of users noticed that: Making of video games is a difficult. Production can run into creative problems)3. Burnout is common. Bugs can be fixed.

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Below you'll find product features often mentioned in user reviews. Features are split up by positive and negative sentiments.

product
176 38
loved, is a must read, love, great, loving, despite having played none of the games, standout, only made me want more, is obviously very appealing, truly grueling the industry, fantastic motivation, was a fast read, do seem to save the best, may very well turn you off from the industry, informative, would be interesting, is to actually bring a game to market successfully, end good, still very much worth your time, reads like 10 very good separate
book
51 3
great, excellent, very well, is a must-read, fantastic, right, best, already feel relatable to me, is great, wonderful, does not disappoint, almost colored, led into the epilogue, look forward to his next, offers excellent insight, decent, favorite, is written very well, has nice notes, brilliant
this book
35 2
really enjoyed, is for you, is so good, is great, is a blast to read, explores some of those stories, gives me new appreciation, was writing, has to change, loved, was very enjoyable, tells your story, recommend, gives an interesting and educational, should read, love, enjoy, highly recommend, was everything, takes a very honest
game
25 4
great, favorite, doesn't pan out, very good, looked absolutely amazing, was playing very well, very simple, exciting unprecedented, are capable of delivering the boundless, wide critical acclaim, with potential of greatness, recommend, plenty more, go out, enhanced, detailed, follows his adventure and obstacles, can fall short of greatness, ended up being cancelled, highly critically acclaimed
read
26
great, enjoyable, wonderful, enlightening, easy to, nice, excellent, pretty much, good, engaging, awesome, really good, absolutely great, very enjoyable, fantastic, interesting and fun, fun, amazing, cheap
video game
17 6
is an easy process, popular, difficulty, investigates the making of ten different video games, is interesting, serves to provide an insight into the gaming, entertaining, fair amount, had to face, absolutely incredible art form, fantastic, very interesting to me, very little experience, enthusiast, long, likes, pick this one up
stories
11 4
awesome, amazingly researched and written, seem the same, amazing, good, really interesting, are existing human-interest reads in their own right, interesting, are fascinating, brilliant, energetically without getting bogged down
writing
11
great, excellent, is solid, easy to follow, is charming, well-paced, amazing, is super fun, accessible
schreier
9 1
thank you mr., is a most welcome guide, kudos to jason, fantastic writing style, masters the element of curiosity, opens, closes all 10 chapters, big thanks, has brought to life the struggles
insight
10
great, really good, really incredible, wonderful, nice, really great
look
9
great, truly interesting, eclectic, insightful, honest, very insightful, excellent, fascinating, very detailed
pixels
7 1
sweat, is a fantastic book, provides a rare glimpse into the pain, constantly reminds us that game production, extremely satisfied, excellent chapters covering the challenges
job
6 1
great, is oftentimes brutal, good, excellent
developer
5 2
fit perfectly, stable, great, worked around the ever increasing challenges they faced, really grateful
story
5 1
was incredibly well written, gets interesting, was more or less scrapped, good, wears out its welcome
studio
3 2
good, great, is very hard to come by
success
3
is found in figuring out how to deliver all three, were gut-wrenching, wonderful to read
author
2 1
has a fun, engaging style
narration
3
is steady, never dry, great
video game development
3
was always interested, fans take for granted, very informative
this chapter
3
details the well-known development disaster, has my dying, talks the exception
screen
2 1
made them, highly recommended
development process
2 1
always-hellish, insight
version
3
audible, updated
writer
3
great, fantastic
game development
3
pitfalls, can so exiting as playing it, was *easy
touching
3
inspiring, frustrating, relieving
item
2
arrived on time, favorite
games industry
2
needs unionization than the examples, needs more books
idea
2
good, great
chapter
2 2
are broken up into different stories, breakdown
making of video games
1 2
is a difficult, expensive process
worth your time.2
1 2
not very good.1, atrocious
production
1 2
struggling not just, can run into creative problems)3
it's
1 2
not really worth your time, lack of depth
development
1 1
workplace woes
cancellation
1 1
delays
work
1 1
hard
reporting
1 1
dearth
process
1 1
was such a nightmare