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- The Art of Blizzard Entertainment - Collector's Edition
By: Sam Didier (Author), Chris Metzen (Author) and Nick Carpenter (Author)
Over the past two decades, Blizzard Entertainment has had a tremendous impact on the world of games and global pop culture. From its humble beginnings as a three-person console-game development studio in 1991 to the creation of the blockbuster Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo series, Blizzard has a history of crafting stunning worlds of science fiction and fantasy. The company's distinctive gameplay and storytelling styles have captivated an international audience numbering in the tens of millions whose passion cannot be quelled.
Twenty years after Blizzard opened its doors, the company's World of Warcraft boasts the title of the world's most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, and the studio is widely recognized as one of the leaders in creatively driven game development.
An epic volume of art and behind-the-scenes insights, The Art of Blizzard celebrates the studio's genesis by examining the creative forces behind these games and showcasing their artistry through more than 700 pieces of concept art, paintings, and sketches. Commentary on the art is provided by Blizzard Entertainment's own Nick Carpenter, Sam Didier, and Chris Metzen, who've each played important roles in shaping Blizzard's game universes over the years.
This deluxe edition is bound in saifu cloth and accompanied by a portfolio of collector art prints, all housed in a finely crafted double-slot slipcase with foil stamping. Each deluxe edition also includes a card of authenticity hand-signed by Samwise Didier, Chris Metzen and Nick Carpenter.
- Just gorgeousReview by Blixxa
My son began playing WoW when he was 8 and now he's 14. He was so incredibly jealous this was MY gift and not his. I did spend many precious hours on the couch with him, pouring over the subtle colors depicting harsh acts by both factions was both sad and wonderful simultaneously.
World of Warcraft has brought me closer to my kids than any of the other parents I know. I'm glad for that but I am also happy that they have learned from running dungeons to be polite, respectful and patient. Can't go wrong with that!
Thanks Blizz! I hope we spend many more years together! (Posted on 2/12/14)