Books for Gamers

by Rachel Baker on August 4, 2013

I have often thought natural marketing for video games with depth would be avid readers from both the graphic novel genres and the science fiction/fantasy genres.  I think it would make a lot of sense for a video game company to coordinate the meeting of popular authors and known gamers for a legendary quest to come up with really great game related short stories.

One of the best things about Rockstar’s LA Noire was their anthology of short stories which accompanies the game.  Rockstar did exactly what I wish for – a partnership with a publishing company (in this case Mulholland Books) to help create a bridge between two groups of people who like “listening” to stories.  Awesome!

I went looking this morning for more game/book collections, and was able to find this article about books for people who like to game from  While looking for other articles like the one above, I found this site:

Dovahkiin Gutenberg – For anyone who wants a copy of all the books in Skyrim and Daggerfall, this is your lucky day.  You can download the files for your e-reader.  While I know this isn’t exactly what I was talking about before, these collections are also incredibly important for those who like to play the Bethesda Elder Scroll games. I also think that with collections like this, one could pretty easily get a good idea of all the elements of the world to help develop some really awesome short stories that range all the way back to some of the earlier Elder Scroll worlds.  I’m still on the search for a file of Arena, Morrowind and Oblivion books, hopefully I’ll find them at some point in the near future.

To the person who runs…I’d thank the gods, but I’ll settle for thanking you.

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