"Austin in the Game: a non-exhaustive list of references to Austin made in commercial video games," by John Henderson
Why does it matter where a video game is made? John examines the influence of Austin as a real place in made-up game worlds created for commercial video games in a researched trip through recent history.
John Henderson ran from his previous career in newspapers to Austin, where he spends most of his time doing community-building stuff for video game developers and the local industry. He's produced shows for IGDA-Austin and in association with KLRU-TV and organizes regular beer nights for game devs.
“ PDF slides are here, for all the stuff you can't read because I'm in the way!"