Paradox Interactive Adding Books To Their Publishing

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 8:00 AM
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Paradox Interactive are very well known for their strategy and Medieval fighting games, which often have very rich stories.

They have now decided that the stories are worth telling via a different medium, and will be selling e-books later this year...

The company says it's returning to its roots, where it started by selling Pen and Paper (Tabletop) RPG's, including sourcebooks. Three books are scheduled already for release, with several more books signed and ready to distribute later in the year.

The books ready for release include the Minecraft Biography; have a look at them:

“A Year with Mojang: Behind the Scenes of Minecraft”

Author: Tomas Arnroth

Type: Behind the scenes, Biography 

With over 20 million copies of Minecraft sold, the book that brings you behind the scenes with Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator behind the wildly successful game, and his studio Mojang is finally out. 

Seasoned Swedish gaming journalist, Thomas Arnroth, spent 2012 following Markus Persson, Jens Bergensten, Carl Manneh and the others at Mojang and the result is a personal and entertaining account of the phenomenon Minecraft, its creators and the games that are changing the world.

 

“The Communist Campaign in Karelia - A Hearts of Iron III Strategy Guide”

Author: Jason Pitruzzello

Type: Narrative Strategy Guide 

This Narrative Strategy Guide for Hearts of Iron III follows the tradition of Paradox’s community of fans and teaches gameplay while telling a story, rather than a dry recitation of facts and figures. Instead of just lightly touching upon all topics, the guide has focused on the most important aspect of the game: land combat. Since land combat is so critical to the national survival of France, Germany, the Soviet Union, China, and Japan, this is the most crucial skill to master in the game. World War II is not very forgiving to any nation that cannot find victory on land. This Narrative Strategy Guide is the perfect complement to new and seasoned armchair generals alike.

 

“Coriolis” 

Author: Mattias Lilja 

Type: Hard-boiled Crime Noir 

The orbital station Coriolis is at the crossroads of space and everything good, bad and ugly in the Third Horizon sooner or later ends up here. It's here that a young pathfinder comes to seek the father she's never meet. It's where a courtesan realizes he cannot escape the sins of his past, and where a crooked guardsman finds out how hard it is to get dirt off his fingers by washing them in blood. The fates of these three get intertwined as old enemies seek new ways to hurt each other. And, as so often before on Coriolis, it all starts with a corpse.

 

The Official Site is here. What books would you guys want to see written? Maybe a Magicka History, or a Chronicle of your Mount and Blade Journey? Tell us below!

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09:07 Mar-29-2013

The phrase "Sutor, ne ultra crepidam" comes to mind. Strategy guides are one thing, novels another.
Gaming companies should stick to what they know best, making games ;)

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09:36 Mar-29-2013

Now I am doubting that do they know it best?

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