Gamers love plowing through a new adventure, but are often a bit sad when one they enjoyed finally ends. Books based on games can extend that joy a little bit longer, set up sequels or even take familiar characters and game worlds in completely different directions. Some books even come out before a game now, to wet player’s whistles and generate hype and buzz for the big release.
In short, books based on game worlds are a big deal, with publishers training a stable crew of professional novelists to pen those stories, or letting talented developers put more of their mark on a world.
This week we look at some of the recent hits – and a few misses – as we turn the page on books about or set inside game worlds we all know and love.