The Art of Ready Player One by Gina McIntyre (Author), Ernest Cline (Introduction), Steven Spielberg (Foreword)
Our dystopian world lies on the brink of chaos and collapse, but the people have found their salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune in the form of a digital Easter egg hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.
Fans of the film will enjoy this deeper look into the amazing work that went into creating this immense digital world. I love to look at early artwork and sketches of characters and scenes – and this is an impressive collection.
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There are many early concepts and beautiful character and avatar renderings.
As someone who grew up in the 80s, all of the references and songs are near and dear.
It may look like chaos, but the amount of details is amazing.
And of course, the most impressive artwork are the worlds within the OASIS. They don’t really do the finished versions justice with the amount of detail. But it’s fun to see the concepts compared to the big screen.