Sony Santa Monica Studio and thatgamecompany in collaboration with Bluecanvas are proud to bring you The Art of Journey, a behind-the-scenes exploration of the ideas and visual development that went into the critically acclaimed video game. Written by Journey® Art Director, Matt Nava, the book shows the stylistic influences, narrative devices and game design goals that made Journey what it is. Inside, readers will discover the thoughtful evolution of Journey's landscapes, cut-scenes, and much-loved robed traveler.
The Art of Journey comes bound as an debossed, hardcover book filled with gorgeous concept art, intricate pencil drawings, and 3D models printed in full color on art-quality paper. Additionally, the book pushes the boundaries of traditional print with its "augmented reality" feature, powered by the Daqri 4D platform. Downloading the free companion app for Android and iOS devices will enable readers to point the camera of their smartphone or tablet at special images and see animated 3D models appear straight from the game. You can test out this feature by downloading the “Journey AR viewer” app and using it with the image from this link http://theartofjourney.com/the-book/. It's a truly unique and innovative way to more fully experience the artwork of Journey.
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