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.
Features all new art from the upcoming Diablo 4
The second volume of The Art of Hearthstonedives deep into the depths of the Year of the Kraken, the first year of Hearthstone's standard format.
Consisting of hundreds of illustrations from the corruptive cults of Whispers of the Old Gods, the glamorous disco of One Night in Karazhan, and the turf wars of Means Streets of Gadgetzan, this book goes into detail about the Hearthstone team's artistic process for card art, game boards, and other visual designs, while also exploring the challenges and triumphs of creating a game enjoyed by millions upon millions of players around the globe.
With over 90 million monthly users and counting, Roblox is one of the most popular games on the planet The Big Book of Roblox helps players get the most out of this dynamic sandbox game. Packed with tips, hints, and hacks, this complete, up-to-date guide covers basic strategy as well as advanced tricks and is
essential reading for anyone who wants to play like a pro.
Developing video games--hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean--it's nothing short of miraculous.
Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings--even as it nearly ripped their studio apart.
Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell--and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
Packed with striking artwork, Call of Duty: The Poster Collection showcases iconic images from the blockbuster hit video game series Call of Duty(R).Acclaimed for its immersive gameplay, furious action, and thrilling storylines, Call of Duty(R) has captivated millions of players worldwide since the release of the first game in 2003. Call of Duty(R): The Poster Collection contains striking high-quality posters that feature iconic images and fan-favorite maps from the Call of Duty(R) Modern Warfare and Call of Duty(R) Black Ops series, Call of Duty(R): Advanced Warfare, and more.