"Every one of the games we love to play started out as an idea in the head of a video game designer. Working with a team of coders, artists, sound engineers, and other game experts, video game designers create new worlds, terrifying enemies, tough challenges, and hours of fun. So where do video game designers get their ideas? How is coding used to create games? How do artists develop and animate a game's characters? And how does a video game development team use technology and their computer skills to turn a good idea into a hit game played by millions of fans all over the world?"--back cover.