The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic is a book featuring pre-production art and behind the scenes information chronicling the creation of the LucasArts-BioWare massively-multiplayer online role-playing video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The book, released on November 16, 2011, is written by Frank Parisi and The Old Republic's head writer, Daniel Erickson, and features a foreword by Penny Arcade.
In Star Wars: The Old Republic, players must choose sides in a war like no other. Taking on the roles of Jedi, Sith, bounty hunters, and many others, players shape the course of galactic history as they battle, befriend, and betray one another. Drawn by the light or dark side of the Force, each individual in this genre-changing, massively multiplayer online game has a unique story to unfold. With new worlds to explore, characters to inhabit, and technology to experience, the possibilities are endless.
Telling the story of the game's development, The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic goes behind the scenes to chronicle the road that lead to this groundbreaking step forward in online entertainment. In-depth interviews with the team behind the game—including the artists, animators, and story and sound departments—illuminate the stunning concept and final designs included within. For the first time, experience The Old Republic from the point of view of its creators with this breathtaking collection of art and design.
Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place in the Star Wars galaxy three thousand years before the rise of Darth Vader, when an escalating war between the Jedi and the Sith threatened to tear the galaxy apart. The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic features the art, imagination, and technical mastery behind the highly anticipated release from BioWare and LucasArts. With intricate character sketches, lush full-color explorations of the numerous worlds, and detailed diagrams of the game's new weapons, starships, and costumes, this is the ultimate chronicle of the newest Star Wars experience.
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