I've finally completed the two lists that I know a lot of people have been asking for — and uploaded to our main site for everybody to check out!
Here we go!
What started as an add-on to the original concept (an art book inspired by games), the features/interviews section has grown into a pretty hefty list, containing a varied set of people/groups/companies/legends that help fulfil the idea of 'A snapshot of video game culture' and really add some weight to the project as a whole. Delighted to add new people to this list over the last few weeks including John Maeda (!), Twitch.tv, Tim Garbutt (Utah Saints) and Toca Boca. A great friend and fellow gamer Steve McKevitt (ex Gremlin Interactive, Infogrames, Future Publishing, The Designers Republic, Golden) has agreed to get on board as Editor — with his help we can really get the features underway!
There are a handful of people I'd still love to include to round off the content set, and I'm hoping they will connect in the coming weeks. Any help getting the following would be amazing: Valve (Steam), Penny Arcade, Childs Play, Nintendo, Sony (working on this), Microsoft and Sega.
Artist List: 255
Right up until today we have had submissions coming in, and its been a whole range of emotions going through every artist's work, and choosing a final list that can go (and fit) in the book. Stunned at the skills and energy by everybody who sent work in. The low-res previews folder (small .jpegs etc from submissions) is currently standing at 8.62 GB, who knows how big the final artwork package will be. Yikes.
We have selected works based on a number of factors, including:
- Is it game inspired?
- Is it original?
- Does it add to the concept of the project and represent video game culture?
Although we had these three questions to help narrow down the selection, in many cases they didn't make the process any easier. We do however, now have a list.
All artists featured on this list will be contacted over the next few days to begin collecting high resolution artworks and info.
Our inbox has been pinging with backer 'Pixels' for the poster design. We still have a tonne to get in from you peeps — if you missed the pixel poster update be sure to check it out here
Plenty of time to get them in (end of Jan) but we will keep reminding people — the more complete it becomes, well, the more complete it will be!
Regarding backer names in the book — we will reach out for this info (and correct shipping information) nearer the print deadline to make sure everything is up to date. We don't require any of this right now.
One Minor Problem... At 208 pages it's impossible to show this huge amount of content (especially the art) without everything being tiny.
Solution. Everybody will be getting more pages, yep. We will update with an actual page count when we have figured it out with the printers. Getting the lists down to the size they are now was no easy task, so let's make this bigger :)