Collection of writings on the history of video games, the lives of distinguished game creators, the design of outstanding game concepts, and the development of exceptional titles.

Table of Contents

1: The Rise of FromSoftware

FromSoftware used to be an unknown video game company.

2: The Rise of King's Field Series

King’s Field is the precursor of the Souls games.

3: The Rise of Armored Core Series

The second and longest-running franchise of FromSoftware.

4: King's Field Influences the Souls Series

King’s Field lays the foundation for the creation of the Souls games.

5: The Rise of Hidetaka Miyazaki

From game planner to FromSoftware President.

6: The Childhood of Hidetaka Miyazaki

Miyazaki grows up in a home that prohibits playing video games.

7: Hidetaka Miyazaki Discovers Ico

Miyazaki decides to make games after discovering Ico.

8: Hidetaka Miyazaki Joins FromSoftware

Miyazaki wants to enter the gaming industry at age 30.

9: The Making of Demon's Souls

The catalyst behind Miyazaki and FromSoftware's golden age.

10: The Making of Dark Souls

The best title representing the essence of a Souls game.

11: The Making of Dark Souls II

The first and only Souls game not directed by Miyazaki.

12: The Making of Bloodborne

The first Souls game to hit mainstream success.

13: The Making of Dark Souls III

The finale of the Dark Souls franchise.

14: Hidetaka Miyazaki Becomes FromSoftware President

Miyazaki’s journey to becoming company president.

15: The Making of Sekiro

The first Souls game with a Japanese theme.

16: The Making of Elden Ring

The most anticipated Souls game ever.

17: Hidetaka Miyazaki Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Miyazaki wins Britain’s most prestigious video game award.

18: Favorite Games and Hobbies of Hidetaka Miyazaki

Miyazaki shares his favorite food, games and hobbies.

19: How Active is Hidetaka Miyazaki in Game Design?

Miyazaki shares about Total Direction in Game Design

20: Timeline of Souls Games

The journey from Miyazaki's hiring to Elden Ring.

21: The Rise of David Brevik

The creator behind two of the best action RPGs ever.

22: The Rise of Blizzard North

Home to the beloved Diablo games.

23: The Making of Diablo

The original Dark Souls of isometric, action role playing games.

24: The Making of Diablo II

The making of the best isometric action RPG ever.

25: The Making of Ghost of Tsushima

The making of a beautiful game with an epic premise and story.