If you listen to this week’s Warp Drive Active podcast, you’ll hear a brief rundown I give about The Art of EVE, an amazing art book that has been produced by CCP’s Atlanta offices, the White Wolf folks. I was lucky enough to receive the book to look through, and the podcast goes into some details about what the future holds for this particular copy.
As I’ve stated in the podcast, any pictures do not do this book justice. It’s sized perfectly for the coffee-table, hardcover bound, and encased in a very pretty plasticy slipcase. Inside, the design is beautifully simple, the dark pages are filled with gorgeous artwork and photography chronicling EVE Online’s inception. There’s a lot of love here if you’re a fan of concept art, and EVE’s is certainly some of the best that I’ve seen.
The book continues, showing designs as the game has evolved, goes into some aspects of the CCG, and goes into some elements of the game’s future, showing off some of the goodies just over the horizon.
I can only hope that we see more efforts like this in the future. The folks at CCP/WW, MMM Publishing, and all the folks at CCP Iceland who collaborated on putting this together have really created something that a fan of EVE will absolutely love. One gets the feel by going through the book that a lot of time, effort, and love went into creating it. In that regard, it’s the perfect companion for a game like EVE.