A retrospective exploration of the galaxy's most lovable video game heroes--Ratchet and Clank! For fifteen years the most unlikely heroes in the cosmos have been adventuring across the stars, kicking butt and taking names. Ratchet and Clank have rescued innocent civilizations, taken down evil corporations, defeated robot armies, incited space prison breakouts, and even colluded with interstellar pirates! Now, Dark Horse Books and Insomniac Games proudly offer a look back at the history of the iconic series in a Qwark-tastic collection of never-before-seen concept art and behind-the-scenes commentary chronicling eleven amazing games and the brilliant studio that created them!
Comics have had a tremendous effect on popular culture and are now being felt in other storytelling mediums. Assembled in Comics Above Ground are top comics professionals talking about their inspirations and training from the comics profession and its effects in -Mainstream Media, - including: Conceptual Illustration, Video Game Development, Children's Books, Novels, Design, Illustration, Video Game Animation, Motion Pictures and other media. Bruce Timm, Bernie Wrightson, Adam Hughes, Louise Simonson, Dave Dorman, Greg Rucka and other creators share their perspectives and their work in both comics and their -other professions.- This book also boasts career overviews, never before seen art, and interviews, as well as featuring the creators' favorite works in comics.
Analyzes aspects of designing and building a successful videogame, from initial concepts, sketches, and storylines, through early prototypes built for testing gameplay, to the full-scale production of the component elements--script, storyboards, screenplay, graphics, video, music, sound effects, and code. Original. (Beginner)
A definitive guide to the art of computer game characters, this work provides tips and techniques that explain what makes a character grab the public's imagination, and presents practical ideas for the would-be game artist to hone his or her own creations.
What does a video game director actually do? What guiding principles do they follow while leading a team of game creators? Longtime Ratchet & Clank director, Brian Allgeier, boils down his decades of experience into 101 fully illustrated tips. Written for both aspiring and experienced creative leaders, this book covers the expansive and multi-faceted role of the director, from developing the initial vision to key methods on tackling design, story development, and production challenges. 5 essential qualities of a creative director: 1. Hold the Vision 2. Provide Structure 3. Keep a Creative Toolbox 4. Lead Effectively 5. Know Production For those who are curious about what it takes to be a video game director or want learn more about the art of creative collaboration, this book covers the basic principles for leading and inspiring a team to make great games. "Directing Video Games is a literal loot drop of knowledge, decades of experience concisely and expertly crafted into 101 densely packed tips. Even a page — with no exaggeration — can be transformative to a project’s success." —Brenda Romero, Award winning game designer "This book is one of a kind, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to lead the creation of a video game. It's full of great visuals and excellent advice, and belongs on every game director's bookshelf." —Richard Lemarchand, Associate Professor in the Interactive Media Division, USC "Born of expansive experience, this is a comprehensive book that both beginners and seasoned developers should keep at their side." —Michael John, Program Director of Games and Playable Media, UCSC "Brian has managed an incredible thing—to present a broadly complex, multi-faceted role in bite-sized, easy to digest nuggets of sage advice." —Marcus Smith, Creative Director of Resistance 3 and Sunset Overdrive
Play online, with anyone, anytime. It's all for one with Ratchet & Clank.For the first time in the series, Ratchet & Clank introduces 4-player co-op, and the All 4 One: Signature Series Guide will help you get the most out of your gameplay. The crazy duo are back with their overpowered weapons, ingenious gadgets, intergalactic exploration and outrageous humour. A complete walkthrough will guide you through the game world, and exclusive maps found only in the official guide, will show mission routes and objectives. In order to survive the planet, Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Neforius have to survive each other. Take control of all the key characters as you play, online or offline. BradyGames Signature Series treatment makes this strategy guide a collectible for fans of the Ratchet & Clank series.
Containing more than 18,000 codes, cheats, and unlockables for more than 1,500 of the most popular current and next-gen games on the biggest platforms, including PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, this guide is a must-have for all gamers. Original.
Containing more than 18,000 codes, cheats, and unlockables for over 1,500 of the most popular current and next-gen games on the biggest platforms, including PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, this guide offers gamers invincibility, all items, and hidden content are at their fingertips.
BradyGames' Secret Codes 2007, Volume 2 includes the following: The latest in the collection of the most sought after codes and cheats for the hottest games released for the next-gen systems. Some of the titles covered in this exhaustive pocket guide are: Madden NFL 07, Yu-gi-oh! GX Tag Force, The Godfather: Blackhand Edition, Def Jam: Icon, Major League Baseball 2K7 and more. Tips for activating and finding invulnerability, invisibility, unlimited ammo, debug modes and more. Plus, how to unlock characters, levels, game modes, vehicles, endings, and videos. Secret codes give gamers the edge needed to get the most out their gaming experience, as well as increase replay value. Platform: P3, P2, Xbox 360, Xbox, Wii, GC, GBA, DS, PSP Genre: VariousThis product is available for sale worldwide.