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Game Art
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San Francisco, CA (June 11, 2015) — Video games capture the imagination like no other art form, but when the game ends, what's the best way to keep those experiences alive? Just open a stunning art book.

In Game Art ($39.95, 272 pp., September 2015), the latest art book from No Starch Press, readers can relive their favorite adventures and discover new ones through breathtaking art from 40 video games by indie and blockbuster studios. With every turn of the page, readers will find themselves immersed in scenes like:

  • A brave little girl's journey through frigid Alaskan icescapes in Never Alone
  • An epic battle against a monstrous dragon in Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • A noir-inspired universe where characters literally become shadows in Contrast
  • Chocobos galloping through majestic valleys in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Author Matt Sainsbury traveled the globe to snag exclusive interviews with the creators of these games. Matt says, "We're living in a true Golden Age of video games at the moment—there's never been more experimentation and beauty in games than there is today. My goal with Game Art was to showcase these incredible works of art and what inspires developers to create these masterpieces."

"Game Art is sure to live on coffee tables of video game lovers for years to come," says No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock. "You have to check this out. Anyone who reads this book won't be asking, 'Are video games art?' It's obvious."

Game Art will be available in bookstores everywhere this September.


Sample pages from Game Art

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Top left: Concept art from Child of Light (Ubisoft Montreal). Courtesy of Ubisoft Australia Pty Ltd.
Top right: Concept art from Contrast (Whitney Clayton, Art Director at Compulsion Games).
Bottom left: Concept art from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Kiyoshi Arai/Square Enix).
Bottom right: In-game art from Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare). Dragon Age: Inquisition images are used with permission of Electronic Arts Inc.

About the Author

Matt Sainsbury is an Australian art critic who has been writing about video games for 15 years. Sainsbury's work has appeared in the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine, GamePro, PC World, and PC GameZone. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a leading Australian website for news and reviews on Asian entertainment.

Game Art Game Art: Art from 40 Video Games and Interviews with Their Creators
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Matt Sainsbury
Print ISBN: 9781593276652, $39.95
September 2015, 4C, 272 pp.
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