Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic

I'm more excited by the prospect of new Star Wars art then actually playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, so the The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic is perfect for me. It's 160 pages packed with character, spaceship, and location designs, including many rejected concepts. Most of the images were new to me, even though I've closely followed the game's development.

The text is fairly thin (reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall DVD commentary), but there are interesting details about the game design. For example, want to write for Bioware?

Candidates must submit writing samples and a fully playable quest in the Neverwinter Nights toolset to demonstrate their ability to write dialogue and nonlinear storytelling. If that submission is accepted, they repeat the process under a forty-eight-hour deadline, sometimes several times.
The book is 34% off at Amazon.