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Dustin Hansen

Biography

Dustin Hansen

Dustin Hansen, author of GAME ON! and the Microsaurs series, was raised in rural Utah, surrounded by the great outdoors. But even the beautiful mountains couldn’t keep him away from his passion, video games. His love of pixels and controllers led him into a career in video games. He has made titles for everything from a 386 PC to the iPhone, and from the PlayStation One to the Xbox One. Now he’s working on the future, creating Virtual Reality experiences that blend real life with the digital world. Dustin and his family live in rural Utah once again, where he is the current king of the family Mario Kart circuit.

Dustin Hansen

Books by Dustin Hansen

by Dustin Hansen - Culture, Nonfiction, Science, Technology, Young Adult 13+

Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games by looking at some of the most popular, innovative and influential games ever. Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of "Halo 2" drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game) and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in "Pac-Man" are the first example of AI in a video game).