The past is prologue, as they say, but that might be more true for those who grow up to create things. In the case of video games, the past was a pixelated delight that helped define the future of entertainment. Retro gaming has taken over 2017 in a big way, and even for developers on the cutting edge, the impact of nostalgia remains profound. So in that spirit, we asked a variety of developers how their gaming past helped define their future as movers and shakers in the gaming industry. The result is a whole lot of love for the past.