Description : Traces the evolution of Blizzard Entertainment from a three-person console-game development studio in 1991 through the evolutions of the blockbuster Warcraft®, StarCraft® and Diablo® series, in an account that examines the studio's creative forces as reflected by more than 700 pieces of concept art, paintings and sketches. 25,000 first printing. Video game tie-in.
Description : This deluxe limited edition comes packaged in a beautiful clamshell box with magnetic closure and includes an acetate slipcover featuring the game's most popular hero, Tracer, as well as two portfolios containing a total of three prints chosen by the Overwatch team! Grab your copy before the World Cup of Overwatch at Blizzcon! Overwatch has taken the world by storm, boasting millions of players and gaining critical acclaim. Now, in this beautiful hardcover, Blizzard Entertainment reveals the creative process behind one of the most popular FPS games of all time! Filled with never-before-seen art as well as commentary provided by the game's development team, this book is sure to please any Overwatch fan. - Deluxe limited edition comes packaged in a beautiful clamshell box with magnetic closure and includes an acetate slipcover featuring the game's most popular hero, Tracer. - Two portfolios containing a total of three prints chosen by the Overwatch team! - Introduction and commentary provided by the game's development team! - Essential companion to the international best-selling game Overwatch! - Overwatch is a global phenomenon with 30 million players! - Produced in close partnership with Blizzard - Overwatch creation revealed! - Behind-the-scenes look at your favorite characters! - Beautiful hard cover book filled with never-before-seen Overwatch artwork!
Description : 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.
Description : The Art of Hearthstone offers an in-depth glimpse into the creativity that made the wildly popular collectible card game into a global phenomenon. From the unseen concepts built early in Hearthstone's development to the hundreds of beautiful fantasy illustrations that have captured players' imaginations, this volume will show readers the art of the game in breathtaking detail. The book also tells the story of how Hearthstone came to be, growing from a small-team project to the worldwide success that it is today with more than 50 million players.
Description : Timed to the twentieth anniversary of the blockbuster Warcraft franchise, The Art of World of Warcraft celebrates the groundbreaking art of the complete series to date. In the ten years since its inception, World of Warcraft® has revolutionized the role-playing genre, creating the immense world of Azeroth and filling it with iconic characters and legendary weapons and environments. Featuring interviews with key developers and telling the complete story of the game’s evolution, this fully illustrated book vibrantly displays the renowned artwork at the heart of the franchise. Including never-before-seen art from the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, The Art of World of Warcraft will contain hundreds of drawings and concept art, forming the ultimate tribute to the epic gaming franchise.
Description : BradyGames The Art of Warcraft features an inside look at the stunning art from the Warcraft series. Art from every stage of game development will be included, from early concepts to finished pieces, along with behind-the-scenes commentary from the Blizzard development team. Enoromous coverage including Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft II, and Warcraft, plus an exclusive glimpse at the upcoming World of Warcraft game. Anecdotal captions relevant to the story and events of the Warcraft series are also included. This timeless reference piece will give countless hours of enjoyment to avid Warcraft gamers everywhere!
Description : Starting with the announcement trailer in 2014, Overwatch's award-winning cinematics captured the hearts of millions across the world, introducing them to a hopeful science-fiction world where heroes are needed. Crafting these animated shorts required the Blizzard cinematics team to explore new ways of animated film making with a bold new art style, more frequent releases, and intimate collaboration with the game team. The Cinematic Art of Overwatch chronicles this journey, featuring never-before-seen art and anecdotes that illustrate how Overwatch's richly imagined characters and world were brought to life through cinematic storytelling.
Description : The ï¬?rst monograph by the art director for leading video game company Blizzard Entertainment Brütal: The Art of Samwise is the ï¬?rst book to reï¬‚ect all aspects of Samwise’s proliï¬?c career and includes the most famous characters he’s created, including Blizzard’s biggest heroes. Samwise’s unique art style, which combines the use of bold colors, visual storytelling, and a touch of humor, has been featured around the world and is instantly recognizable to his legions of fans. As senior art director at Blizzard Entertainment, where he’s worked since 1991, Samwise has contributed art and art direction to many of Blizzard’s games, including some of its biggest franchises (World of Warcraft, StarCraft), and is known as the father and creator of the “Blizzard art style.”
Description : From Blizzard Entertainment, the makers of critically acclaimed games such as Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® comes this exciting companion edition to Diablo III: Book of Cain, giving fans an in-depth look into the mind of Tyrael, a key character of the Diablo universe. One of the most exciting and visceral action role-playing games in recent memory, Diablo® has become a worldwide gaming phenomenon. Diablo III: Book of Tyrael takes fans even further into the universe with a detailed and beautifully crafted artifact that focuses on the renowned champion Tyrael. As a former archangel of the High Heavens, he ranks among the most important and influential characters in the Diablo franchise. Here, in this illustrated and comprehensive tome, he reveals never-before-known secrets about the history of the world, the dark threats that yet face mankind, and his decision to join the ranks of humanity as a mortal. Featuring stunning original art throughout, this beautifully illustrated follow-up to Diablo III: Book of Cain will also feature letters from Leah and additional fragments of Cain’s writings, all curated by Tyrael as he weaves together a complex and fascinating story for the members of the Horadrim.