"Influences" is a broad term, and we got a variety of answers for our latest Twitter question. When we asked our Twitter followers what influenced them, we were hoping to hear lots of different things, and so we did. From specific works of literature to entire forms of expression -- from fields of study to specific books on game design -- we got it all. One thing that seems to unite game developers is their devotion to this medium, above all others. Where does that come from, and how do developers stick to it? This collection of replies from our followers covers the gamut. And if you're interested in participating in these conversations in the future, make sure to follow @Gamasutra on Twitter.