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Duncan Jones's Top Book Recommendations

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Duncan JonesA wonderful question! ...that is beautifully answered in this fantastic book, MAKING MOON! 😂 I’ve still got that selling skill, boss! @trevorbmbagency (Source)

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Behind the Dark Portal

A stunning behind-the-scenes look at the making of Legendary Pictures’ and Universal Pictures’ Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal, premiering June 10, 2016, and based on Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, the highest grossing role-playing video game series of all time.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing...
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Duncan JonesNot pushing this for sales, like I am with global phenom, best seller MAKING MOON... But if you ARE interested in more Warcraft movie making of stuff, there was a decent studio book put out. Bit more lite-weight than MAKJNG MOON, but still good! (Source)

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Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history—Doom and Quake— until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry—a powerful and compassionate account of what... more

Alexis OhanianMade [my co-founder and I] think, 'Well, if these guys could do it, why can’t we?' (Source)

Duncan Jones@dannyodwyer I cant wait to see this. The book is fascinating, and I remember watching with bulging fan-boy eyes during those halcyon days! (Source)

Chris OliverMasters of Doom. Many of us started our careers in programming because we wanted to make games. This book covers the story of John Romero and John Carmack as they created ID software making Doom, Quake, and many other games we grew up playing as kids. It's truly inspiring for any software developer. (Source)

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