Interview at Bartography: Video Games & Me

August 13, 2014 @ 2:57 pm | Filed under: , ,
Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Chris Barton, author of many excellent children’s books including that Peterson family favorite, Shark vs. Train, is celebrating the impending launch of his newest book, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code!, by interviewing other authors about their relationship with video games. Today it’s my turn. I had a blast (Asteroids reference, get it?) answering his questions. You know how I love me my games. 🙂


CB: What games did you play the most when you were a kid? What did you love about them?

MW: We got an Atari 2600 when I was around 8th or 9th grade. I. LOVED. THAT. THING. Fave game: Adventure. The way the dragons curled up when you stabbed them! I went through a whole blissful nostalgia-binge not long ago, revisiting Adventure on a desktop version. It’s amazing the wave of feelings it conjures up. That exhilaration of discovery; the happy state of tension I love in a game.

Naturally I had to give a big shoutout to Glitch, the best game of all time (sniff).


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    tanita says:

    Oh, I’m glad he interviewed you. I have had fun reading these, even though I am the LEAST video-gamey person on earth. ☺

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    Alli says:

    He was generous (or his publisher) to give a few copies of Shark vs. Train to our soccer club (Chattanooga FC) to give away during the Lamar Hunt Open Cup game of Chattanooga versus Wilmington (Train versus Shark). In the soccer game, the train won. I’m excited to know about his new one!