Video games capture the imagination like no other art form, but when the game ends, what’s the best way to keep those experiences alive? Just open an art book.

In Game Art (US$39.95, 272 pages), the latest art book from No Starch Press (, readers can relive their favorite adventures and discover new ones through art from 40 video games by indie and blockbuster studios. With every turn of the page, readers will find themselves immersed in scenes like:

° A brave little girl’s journey through frigid Alaskan icescapes in Never Alone;

° An epic battle against a monstrous dragon in Dragon Age: Inquisition;

° A noir-inspired universe where characters literally become shadows in Contrast;

° Chocobos galloping through majestic valleys in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Author Matt Sainsbury traveled the globe to snag exclusive interviews with the creators of these games. He says: “We’re living in a true Golden Age of video games at the moment—there’s never been more experimentation and beauty in games than there is today. My goal with Game Art was to showcase these incredible works of art and what inspires developers to create these masterpieces.”