High Score!: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games
Cover of High Score, first edition
|Author||Rusel DeMaria, Johnny Lee Wilson|
|Subject||History of computer and video games|
High Score!: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games is a book published in April 2002 by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media. It was written by Rusel DeMaria and Johnny Lee Wilson. The book also has a second edition, published in December 2003, which features a brief history on Japanese and English video game companies.
It details the history of computer and video games, beginning with a page about the earliest computer processors to the current days, this book goes into detail about what was happening to companies like Atari back before, during, and after the Video Game Crash of 1983-1984. It details what some of the smaller companies like Imagic and Dynamix were doing during the same time frames. It also details the origins of some of the more famous video game companies of today, like Electronic Arts and Blizzard. The book is separated into decades, starting with the 70s, and going on to the 80s, 90s, and eventually, the early 2000s. It goes into detail what was happening during each decade and who the leading companies were during each time.