Eric Chahi – Journey of a French Video Game Creator/ 22nd of November 2015
There are few visionaries within the realm of videogame lore whose name carries the level of reverence granted to the legendary French game designer, Eric Chahi, from the ground-breaking Another World through Hearts of Darkness to his most recent God game exploits, From Dust. His three-decade spanning career has helped to define and redefine what the medium is capable of, which has made it the ideal recipient of an authorised biography, written by Daniel Ichbiah and published by Pix’n Love, Eric Chahi – Journey of a French Video Game Creator delves into the creative processes that fuelled his stunning creations, filled with anecdotes and memories of both triumphs and defeats as Chahi casts a nostalgic look back over a career brought to life with stunning artworks, storyboards, concept art and more.
A French language version of the book is already available, but the team behind the project are now looking to create an English version, and they need your help to make this a reality, thanks to Kickstarter. Pix’n Love are offering packages that vary in price from £15 to £74, and offer a wide variety of rewards for supporting it, from exclusive digital content to soundtracks, copies of Another World (both the original and remaster) and even ultra-rare numbered copies. Fans of Chahi will find the book irresistible, whilst those perhaps unaware of his work will surely find that there is simply no better time to discover this true gaming legend.
The Kickstarter fundraising effort can be found here, but it’s due to end on the 27th of this month, so if you’re looking for a copy you’d better act fast.