Not only does Stay Awhile and Listen give us insight into one of the industry’s biggest juggernauts, it also sheds light on the harsh reality of game development in a way that feels like a novel rather than a quote filled biography. -VideoGameWriters

First Book in Stay Awhile and Listen Reaches #1 Spot on Amazon

Posted by  DMPress  Nov 11, 2013


Oct 21, 2013


"A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the storied history and development of Diablo and the early days of Blizzard Entertainment." -Dr. Ray Muzyka, founder of BioWare, on Stay Awhile and Listen - Book I

November 11, 2013 - Digital Monument Press is proud to announce that Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book I became a bestseller on within hours of its release on October 31. The first volume in the series introduces readers to the teams responsible for creating the seminal entries in Blizzard's bestselling WarCraft and Diablo series of PC games, and held the #1 spot on Amazon's "Video & Electronic Games" category for four straight days following its release.

Stay Awhile and Listen - Book I has garnered praise from critics and veteran game developers. said the book "flows almost like a documentary film. During the narrative parts, it's easy to imagine a group of young developers hunched in front of faintly glowing screens. During the quotations, you can picture the older and wiser industry veterans sitting in front of a camera and explaining those early days with smiles on their faces."

"David Craddock's Stay Awhile and Listen masterfully retells the tale of the game development Camelot created by the founders of Blizzard Entertainment," said Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima series of role-playing games.

Tristan Donovan, author of Replay: The History of Video Games, said Stay Awhile and Listen "tells how passion, maxed-out credit cards, and sleepless nights spawned a gaming phenomenon and unearths the game design secrets that made Diablo an enduring classic."

Written from hundreds of hours of interviews, the Stay Awhile and Listen series documents the meteoric rise of the two Blizzards and their influence on the video-game industry. Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book I is available now on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play e-readers and apps.



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