Behold: the Darkest Dungeon Art Book!
We wanted to give you all a quick update on the final physical reward we promised select backer tiers. We’re extremely excited to get it printed - not only does the art book represent the last stage in fulfilling our backer commitments, it’s also an incredible retrospective on the project - showcasing early work, character designs, monsters, backgrounds, cutscenes and promotional material. It’s bigger than we originally scoped, and packed with quotes and comments from the team! As if all that weren’t enough - it opens with a forward written by comics legend and all-around great guy Joe Madureira (Battlechasers:Nightwar/Airship Syndicate). We love it, and we hope you will too.
We spared no expense in the production, either. It’s a large 10x10 inch format, 72 pages(!) perfect bound, with an embossed 130lb cover stock, and beautiful 100lb text stock pages.
Here is a mock-up of what it will look like after it's printed:
Once we get these back from the printers we will be sending them out via FanGamer much like we did with the dioramas and posters before. When that time comes you will again get a notification email from them asking to confirm your address.
Thank you so much for your early support. You have been instrumental in helping us make Darkest Dungeon a success.
Hey! My backer tier rewarded me with a digital version of the Art Book, when can I expect to receive my digital copy?
The digital version of the art book will be sent out at the same time we send out the physical version to our backers.
Will these be for sale to non-backers?
Yes! After we ship out and fulfill our backer orders we will be selling these on our store page on our website. (Pssst... you can order a Diorama or a cool shirt right now if you want, just sayin...)
How much will the Art Book cost once up for sale?
We don't have a price just yet, so stay tuned for when they release!
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We’re overdue for an update and have lots of exciting news, so let’s get to it!
First up, Dioramas!
Check out some of the images of the fantastic prototype diorama and packaging! Panda Mfg did a great job and after some final tweaks we will be approving them for manufacturing. After that it takes a couple of months to do mass production and ship them back to us for distribution. So while there is still some time before these arrive at your homes, we can’t be more excited to see progress!
Missed the Kickstarter campaign and want to purchase a diorama? We will be selling some of these limited edition dioramas online after we ship to our backers.
Art Book and Prints
We have manufactured the prints and now just need to have Chris sign them and we can begin distributing. That will be done soon.
Art book creation is progressing and we will finish it up after we ship The Crimson Court DLC. (See below.)
Steam Workshop Support!
Last month we released our official integration of Steam Workshop! We’ve always wanted to support mods for Darkest Dungeon, and going back to the Kickstarter we listed it as a stretch goal. Though at the time we didn’t reach that level of funding, due to our success through Early Access, we decided to fully incorporate Workshop after release. Last month marked the beginning of that support, and we cannot be more excited to see what our players come up with!
A few weeks back, we started the slow trickle of information about the upcoming DLC. The small blog post earlier last month that gave a high level look at the expansion’s scope, but if in case you missed it, here’s the link.
We did an article for Game Informer and that coverage should be live later today for subscribers and will be printed in their magazine next week. In that article we give the first glimpses of some new enemies and The Courtyard dungeon region - so keep your eyes out for that.
Most recently, the Crimson Court DLC page on Steam has gone live! You can now add it your Steam wishlist and receive future notifications for when it goes on sale!
That’s all for now! We will post another update once we get some more details on the Art Book and prints, as well as a release date and price for the Crimson Court. For now, happy hunting and keep your torch bright!