Book Title: ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE!
Illustrator: Joey Spiotto
An ironic yet informative alphabet that defines the most important gaming terms that everyone needs to know, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet is the ultimate crossover gift for our age, a book that can actually bring together video game-obsessed kids and their often perplexed parents.
If you can decipher the following sentence, you don’t need this book:
“This open beta game is in third-person but first-person is unlockable if you know the cheat code or install your own mod, but either way, for the best attack on the boss on this level, try to grab that power-up!”
Video games are the dominant form of pop culture today, a $75 billion industry worldwide, and an inescapable part of modern living. Don't be left out! A quick perusal of Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! is all you need to get in the game. Brilliantly colorful illustrations by video game artist Joey Spiotto vividly embody the terminology of video games, bringing the world of video games to life. Lucid definitions make terms clear and understandable, even for non-players.
Presented as an alphabet, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! is also an entertaining visual history and glossary of gaming, providing a solid understanding of terms that have made their way into everyday language, from to "mod" to "RPG."
Debut Illustrator of the October 28th, 2014 Gamer’s Alphabet picture book written by Chris Barton
Joey “Joe-bot” Spiotto is an illustrator from southern California. Joe has worked on film and video-game projects with Warner Bros., Electronic Arts, Telltale Games, Gazillion, and many more. His tee-shirts sell on Teefury.com, and his work is shown at the high-profile Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA.