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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

Legendary game designer American McGee created one of the most visually arresting games of all time in Alice. Eleven years later, McGee returns with a sequel just as groundbreaking as his critically acclaimed classic - Alice: Madness Returns! Just in time for Madness Returns, Dark Horse and Spicy Horse Games invite Alice fans to take a journey through the wonderland of American McGee's imagination for a look at this magnificent and disturbing world. With text by Madness Returns lead writer and executive producer R. J. Berg, and featuring an introduction by McGee, The Art of Alice offers an intimate look into the artwork behind this blockbuster interpretation of Lewis Carroll's enduring masterpiece.


This book depicts amazing, macabre and wonderfully disturbing art. The talented artists behind the video game The Art of Alice: Madness Returns (Electronic Arts will publish the game in 2011 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC) have helped create a book of their journey from original concepts to the finished product.

In 2000 the PC game American McGee's Alice emerged as an early action adventure game and then kind of faded into obscurity. 11 years later McGee and EA are releasing a sequel to his macabre work. Dark Horse Comics and Spicy Horse Games have given fans a 184 page sneak-peak at the game and an amazing visual experience. The concept art work is captioned by McGee or a producer telling how a picture was created and describes the goal they were trying to achieve. There are also many finished pieces that made it into the game. There is an introduction by McGee and the rest of the book is broken down into chapters that focus on different aspects of the game such as locations, characters, and Alice’s costumes. You also get to see some brainstorming sketches that were eventually scrapped for one reason or another.

The art work is beautiful and horrible at the same time. Horror fans, gamers and casual or occasional readers of comic like me will appreciate this collection. This isn’t your mother’s Wonderland .

5 Artistically creepy sheep!

SS (heavily edited by BAK)

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