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The Secret Lives of Video Games

The Remarkable Stories Behind the World's Most Famous Video Games

Sarah Abramson

118 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Take a break from the console and discover the amazing origins behind all your favorite video games!

Did you know that Mario was originally named Jumpman? Or that his iconic hat and moustache were created because hair and mouths were too hard to animate? Or that Fortnite was originally pitched as a zombie apocalypse survival game? Or that the creator of Pokémon was inspired by his childhood bug collection? In The Secret Lives of Video Games, you'll read all this and more!

Age-appropriate games include:

  • Minecraft
  • Roblox
  • Fortnite
  • Rocket League
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Pokémon
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Animal Crossing
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Splatoon
  • Among Us
  • Overwatch
  • FIFA
  • Tetris
  • Lego
  • and more!