This story began in San Francisco at the GDC convention back in the spring of 2013. In a moment of serendipity, of being at the right place at the right time, the concept that ultimately became this book was born.

I admit that the road to getting these pages out was not an easy task. It was a challenge, which at times seemed insurmountable. Yet finally seeing the end result that you, Dear Reader, are holding in your hands—I can honestly say it was worth every second of it.

Many have said that writing is a lonely endeavor, and it is a fact I will not refute. Yet I could not have written this book without acknowledging the support and assistance of the following people who were involved in its creation:

First, I want to thank the ...

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