Earlier this week, we revealed the different versions of the Special Edition coming soon. Today, we wanted to give you a better look at the art of Limited Edition box set.
When we started thinking about the box set design, we really wanted it to be a celebration of the movie. An object that celebrated the developers, the games, the film's big-hearted spirit and become a physical piece of art in itself.
That was our hope when we asked Edmund McMillen to design some art for the cover. But, we just told him: ‘Do whatever you want’
So, without really talking about it, he was totally on the same page. In the course of a week, Ed delivered this amazing, overwhelming, joyous explosion of cover art that was everything we could have wanted and more. Here’s a statement from Ed...
"I wanted to make a cover that felt very inclusive and showcased the seemingly endless amount of creativity flowing from a very large number of people who have inspired me and kept me going all these years.
I also wanted the cover to feel like a game in some small way. It started as a "Where's Waldo-type" design but quickly turned into an indie-cred "name that indie game" game. It felt very appropriate to have that extra amount of depth to the cover."
In transforming Ed's art into all the package elements for the Box set, we worked closely with graphic designer, Chris Pointon. (Many thanks to him for all his patience & help!)
Together, we joined Ed’s 250+ indie game character interpretations with the essence of the original poster art created by Greg Wohlwend, and nods to Cory Schmitz’s album cover for the IGTM Soundtrack by Jim Guthrie.
In the end, we have a cascade of characters in the 6 panel disc package, a custom case with embossed characters in the IGTM blue, a new Special Edition seal that carries through all elements (the package, custom case, notebook (4 designs, randomly included)), and a poster that has both the original design from the feature & a ‘wallpaper’ of all Ed’s icon art on the other side.
So, there’s a lot in this design, lots of inspiration from great artists & great games. We look forward to people getting their box sets, looking through all the art, and trying to identify/discover all the references.
(It took Lisanne about 3 hours to figure out the first time. :))
The Box Set will be shipping early August and includes a code for a digital Special Edition. If you preorder now, you will receive the Box Set Special Edition for $59.99 (DVD) or $69.99 (Blu-Ray). Once the SE starts shipping, the remaining editions will be priced at $69.99 (DVD) & $89.99 (Blu-Ray). The edition is 3000 DVD & 3000 Blu-ray, and many have been spoken for.