Update: This book may still be coming out (rockstargames.com)
Rockstar Games is coming up with an art book, well, three actually.
Digital + Analogue will be a three volume set featuring art, photographs, and other exclusive goodies on the accompanying discs.
It's scheduled to be released on Rockstar's tenth anniversary, around August 2010.
According to the publisher's website (update: they removed the page), this book is going to be sold at UK £310, US $450.00 or EC €352.00. Not sure why it cost so much though.
But I've found it on Amazon UK for only £75.65. I'm not sure if it's a pricing error but compared to the official retail price, it's very attractive. By the way, Amazon Canada is listing it at CDN$ 257.
I've already pre-ordered mine from Amazon UK. You know they have a pre-order price guarantee and you can cancel anytime you like. Three books for that price is not too bad.
- Book design by Rockstar Games
- 34.3 cm x 29.2 cm
- Three hardcover books housed in a slipcase
- Edition 7L
- ISBN: 978-3-86521-934-3
- Publication date: August 2010
Product description from the publisher:
Rockstar Games creates some of pop culture’s most provocative icons. The Rockstar Games label, founded in 1998, is known for the creation of groundbreaking video games with unprecedented production values, style and depth with a dizzying range of techniques and media. Rockstar’s dedication to making the most extraordinary free-form game play captured the enthusiasm of millions of fans around the world and continues to shock those too afraid to take control.
This ultimate slip-cased Rockstar Games monograph checks in at 13.5” x 11.5” in three volumes, featuring original illustrations, wireframes, production stills, product shots, ads, inspiration and candids of the company’s games plus exclusive content on a CD/DVD. The hundreds of color photographs and never-before published video-scapes all culled from the archives of the creators will acquaint readers with the vast areas within the games that allow unparalleled freedom, and a unique experience every play.
This enormous compendium celebrates a decade of Rockstar Games with spectacular artwork and detail drawings of stunning environments (the hoods, grand canyons, asylums), death-defying tasks (races, executions, carjacks, drug runs), colorful subjects (bullies, smugglers, prisoners, hit men), and passersby with whom your characters interact, so that even a non-player may understand how exhilarating a Rockstar experience can be. Characters switch perspectives and radio stations, navigate through real time day-to-night changes and weather cycles, and participate in society with total moral freedom – actions that the company’s founder and executive producer describes as an “experiment in narrative.”
Published to coincide with Rockstar’s tenth anniversary, this timecapsule has been created with the company’s designers, and every page reflects their spectacular aesthetic. It is the ultimate Rockstar testament to the company’s history of singular moments reinventing the boundaries of style and mischief in entertainment, and setting a new standard for what is possible in interactive arts.