The Art of Blizzard Entertainment

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment
Author: Nick Carpenter
Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Insight Editions
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1608870278
Language: en
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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.

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment
Author: Nick Carpenter,Samwise Didier,Chris Metzen
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Insight Editions
Pages: 376
ISBN: 160887138X
Language: en
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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.

The Art of Overwatch

The Art of Overwatch
Author: Blizzard
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781506703671
Language: en
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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. · Never-before-seen artwork! · Essential companion to the international best-selling game Overwatch! · Introduction and commentary provided by the game’s development team! · Overwatch is a global phenomenon with 30 million players! · Produced in close partnership with Blizzard Entertainment! · Behind-the-scenes look at your favorite characters! · Overwatch creation revealed!

Forging Worlds Stories Behind the Art of Blizzard Entertainment

Forging Worlds  Stories Behind the Art of Blizzard Entertainment
Author: Mickey Mickey Neilson
Release: 2021-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 0
ISBN: 1789097541
Language: en
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To celebrate Blizzard's 30th anniversary, a gorgeous retrospective on artistry at Blizzard and the impact the studio has left emblazoned on gaming history. For thirty years, Blizzard has been pushing boundaries and breaking expectations of what it means to draw for video games. Get a glimpse behind the curtain at how art has evolved at Blizzard and meet some of the artists who've shaped Blizzard's style and range to what it is today. Discover how art cross-pollinated amongst game teams and how grassroots movements from fans inspired some of Blizzard's most iconic artwork. With insights from more than fifty artists, animators, designers, and storytellers, this sweeping compendium is fans' ultimate keys to the kingdom of three decades in Blizzard artistry.

Brutal

Brutal
Author: Samwise Didier
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781647001797
Language: en
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The ï¬?rst monograph by the art director for leading video game company Blizzard Entertainment Brütal: The Art of Samwise is a career-spanning art book that assembles the many artistic creations of world renowned artist Samwise Didier into one volume. For nearly thirty years, Samwise’s unique art style, which combines the use of bold colors, visual storytelling, and a touch of humor, has been featured in numerous art books, illustrated novels, album covers, comic books, and video games, and is instantly recognizable to his legions of fans. Brütal: The Art of Samwise celebrates all the artistic creations of Samwise’s imagination, including many images never seen before from his personal archives. This book also contains selections of Samwise’s favorite and most iconic images he created for the video game company, Blizzard Entertainment, where he has worked since 1991. As a senior art director for Blizzard, Samwise was responsible for directing the art style for Warcraft, StarCraft, and Heroes of the Storm, as well as for creating artwork for the World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo franchises.

The Art of World of Warcraft

The Art of World of Warcraft
Author: . Blizzard Entertainment
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Insight Editions
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1608874494
Language: en
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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.

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima
Author: Sucker Punch Productions
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781506713557
Language: en
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On sale date subject to change. A beautifully realized tome inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics and featuring art from the delicately crafted video game from Sucker Punch Productions. Dark Horse Books and Sucker Punch Productions are honored to present The Art of Ghost of Tsushima. Explore a unique and intimate look at the Tsushima Islands--all collected into a gorgeous, ornately designed art book. Step into the role of Tsushima Island's last samurai, instilling fear and fighting back against the Mongolian invasion of Japan in the open-world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima. This volume vividly showcases every detail of the vast and exotic locale, featuring elegant illustrations of dynamic characters, spirited landscapes, and diagrams of Samurai sword-fighting techniques, along with a look at storyboards and renders from the most intense, eloquent, and expressive cinematic moments of the game.

The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft

The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft
Author: Blizzard Entertainment
Release: 2012-10-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1608872084
Language: en
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Gaming fans have been waiting for this reprint of The Wrath of the Lich King, with cinematic art from World of Warcraft that offers a rare, behind-the-series look for collectors. Fans can experience Northrends icy steppes and uncharted mountains through the art and imagination of the creative team behind this epic game.

The Art of Diablo

The Art of Diablo
Author: Jake Gerli
Release: 2019-11-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1945683651
Language: en
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For more than twenty years, the artists behind Diablo have conjured new visions of the heavens and the hells, built nightmarish corridors filled with monsters and demons, and unleashed swarms of malevolent creatures upon tens of millions of players worldwide. Featuring never before seen content, The Art of Diablo plunges into the concept, design, and environmental art that has defined the world of Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict at the core of Blizzard Entertainment's action-packed dungeon-crawling game.

The Art of Hearthstone Year of the Raven

The Art of Hearthstone  Year of the Raven
Author: Robert Brooks
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1950366537
Language: en
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The Year of the Raven reaches new heights on dark wings! With a few years under its collective belt, the Hearthstone team needed to find an edge: sharper and more striking than a corvid's beak. In The Art of Hearthstone, Volume IV: Year of the Raven, the designers, engineers, and artists of the smash-hit digital card game pour their cunning into innovative design changes, remarkable animated art, and all-new transmedia content. From the haunted lands of Gilneas in The Witchwood soaring to the laboratories of Outland in The Boomsday Project and touching down to the lively arena of Rastakhan's Rumble, the Year of the Raven has something unique for everyone. Fly alongside the Hearthstone team's creative genius (or madness?) to learn how it was done!

Overwatch Anthology

Overwatch  Anthology
Author: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT,Matt Burns,Roberts Brooks,Andrew Robinson,Micky Neilson
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781506705408
Language: en
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Your favorite Overwatch® heroes' backstories are revealed in this anthology from Dark Horse Books and Blizzard Entertainment®! From Soldier: 76 to Ana, Tracer to Symmetra, discover the history behind Overwatch's heroes. How did Bastion become part of the team? Why did Ana Amari disappear? Where did Tracer get her catchphrase? Learn all this and more in this hardcover anthology of the first twelve issues of Blizzard's Overwatch comics, written and illustrated by an all-star creative team including Matt Burns, Robert Brooks, Micky Neilson, Nesskain, Bengal, and more. Whether you're an Overwatch novice or a Grandmaster, this is an essential companion! • Reveals backstories and new details about Overwatch's heroes. • Essential companion to the international best-selling game Overwatch! • Overwatch has won 100+ Game of the Year awards! • Overwatch is a global phenomenon with 30 million players! • Includes short stories by World of Warcraft: Chronicle writers Robert Brooks and Matt Burns!

The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Limited Edition

The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Limited Edition
Author: Blizzard
Release: 2022-01-18
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9781506726595
Language: en
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A limited-edition compendium including never-before-seen concept art for new characters—from Doomfist to Echo! This volume showcases new content from summer 2017 onward, including the development process around fan-favorite heroes, environments, and cinematics. Beyond new content, this all-encompassing guide goes further, expanding on the construction of unique, event-driven game modes, NPC design, and more. Introduction text and a sneak peek at Overwatch 2, meticulously crafted with the Overwatch game team, complete this beautiful collection! Created in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, who will be offering the standard hardcover edition. This set includes the hardcover art book with a unique metallic-ink printing on a new wraparound cover and two portfolios that house three unique prints, all secured in a custom clamshell case. The three Overwatch prints are by Overwatch Art Director Arnold Tsang, standard color cover artist Will Murai, and Blizzard artist Nesskain.

Cinematic Art of StarCraft

Cinematic Art of StarCraft
Author: Robert Brooks
Release: 2018-09-15
Editor: Satrcraft: Cinimatic Art of
Pages: 288
ISBN: 194568321X
Language: en
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For more than two decades, players have led the zerg, protoss, and terrans into battle for galactic dominance in StarCraft, StarCraft II, and multiple campaign expansions. The Cinematic Art of StarCraft offers a detailed view into the history and philosophy of Blizzard's revolutionary cinematics team. Focusing on the craft and storytelling of cinematics and filled with anecdotes from the creators, The Cinematic Art of StarCraft gives fans a unique peek into the cinematics that have wowed millions of fans across the Koprulu sector.

Overwatch Coloring Book

Overwatch Coloring Book
Author: Blizzard Entertainment
Release: 2017-10-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1945683066
Language: en
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"Overwatch: An Adult Coloring Book" is an epic volume of art capturing the spirit and wonder of Blizzard Entertainment's award-winning top game of 2016. This deluxe coloring book showcases the video game's artistry through more than 75 pieces of concept art, paintings, and sketches. With breathtaking images of Overwatch's characters, settings, and thrilling adventures, this coloring book has something for every Overwatch fan.

The Art of Crash Bandicoot It s about Time

The Art of Crash Bandicoot  It s about Time
Author: Micky Neilson
Release: 2020-10-26
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1950366235
Language: en
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The Crash Bandicoot(TM) series has remained a beloved staple of platform gaming ever since the first game's release in 1996. The Art of Crash Bandicoot(TM)4: It's About Time(TM)is a rich repository overflowing with interviews, quotes, observations and anecdotes, accompanied by a treasure trove of concept art detailing the characters and environments of the game. Gamers of every type will cherish this all-encompassing look into the zany, wild and unpredictable world of Crash Bandicoot(TM) .

World of Warcraft Chronicle

World of Warcraft Chronicle
Author: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781630089948
Language: en
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Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are proud to present the third installment of their bestselling World of Warcraft Chronicle series! Like its predecessors, Volume III features beautiful full-color artwork by Peter Lee, Emily Chen, Stanton Feng, and other fan-favorite artists, as well as intricately detailed maps and spot art by Joseph Lacroix. Bolster your knowledge of Warcraftlore with this striking third volume!

World of Warcraft Chronicle

World of Warcraft  Chronicle
Author: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781630085650
Language: en
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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people. This beautiful hardcover features twenty-five full-page paintings by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee, as well as a cosmology chart, half a dozen maps charting changes through time, and other line art illustrations by Joseph Lacroix, and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era.

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy Expanded Edition

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy  Expanded Edition
Author: Bioware
Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781506721644
Language: en
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Expanded with never before seen works of art, this new edition delves deeper than ever into the sci-fi saga that changed video games forever. Contains extensive new material from the DLCs for all three games--including the award-winning "Lair of the Shadow Broker" from Mass Effect 2 and the fan-favorite "Citadel" from Mass Effect 3. Experience the evolution of the aliens, planets, ships, and technology that define this iconic science fiction universe, as the developers who brought BioWare's masterpiece to life take you from the earliest design sketches through to the meticulous final renders. Brimming with concept art and commentary, this expanded edition is the ultimate companion to one of the greatest series in the history of gaming!

The Art of God of War

The Art of God of War
Author: Sony Interactive Entertainment,Santa Monica Studios
Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781506705743
Language: en
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It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created. The volume is an intimate chronicle of the years-long odyssey to bring Kratos and Atreus's beautiful and brutal world to life. Step into Midgard and explore beyond, as Dark Horse Books and Santa Monica Studio proudly present the quintessential companion to the enormously anticipated God of War. This is a document unlike any other that sets readers on an exhaustive behind-the-scenes journey to witness the creation of an epic of tremendous scale.

Diablo III Book of Cain

Diablo III  Book of Cain
Author: Blizzard Entertainment
Release: 2017-07-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781683831822
Language: en
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An exceptionally illustrated fiction for millions of Blizzard fans, Diablo III: Book of Cain is the source book for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo franchise and the best-selling Diablo III game, as told by the games' core narrator, Deckard Cain. In Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo® and Diablo II, the recurring character of Deckard Cain delivered quests, accompanied the brave adventurer, and, as the last of the Horadrim, provided a link to the greater history of the world of Sanctuary. Ever mysterious during these appearances, Cain hinted at a larger story, providing snippets of it in his notebook. Diablo III: Book of Cain is Cain’s formal record of this greater tale—a dissertation on the lore of the Diablo universe, told by one who has witnessed and participated in some of the epic events that make up the eternal conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. Designed as an “in-world” artifact from the Diablo universe, Diablo III: Book of Cain includes Cain’s revealing meditations, as well as dozens of sketches and color artworks depicting the angelic and demonic beings who wage constant war with one another.