Developer 800 North has teamed with artist Tommy Lee Edwards and media company Spark and Roar to create a comic based on its first-person shooter video game Dino D-Day.
Debuting in 2011, the game is set in an alternate history where Adolf Hitler discovered a way to resurrect dinosaurs to create a massive army.
Titled Operation Genesis, the comic tells the origin stories of the game’s two lead characters — Colonel Nigel Blythe-Crossley and Captain Jack Hardgrave — through a unique collaboration: Spark and Roar’s Gregory R. Little wrote the story, for which Edwards created full-color layouts. Then 800 North’s Abe Scheuermann and Brian Ulrich used the game as “a virtual prop house” to create the necessary images.
“I love the idea behind the game Abe and Brian created, and the game’s art direction really adds to the feeling that this actually could have happened,” Edwards (Turf, Marvel 1985) said in a statement. “I had a great time contributing to the visual backbone of the story.”
The 18-page digital comic comes complete with Edwards’ color layouts, allowing readers to toggle between them and the finished pages.Operation Genesis and major game update are available for download on Steam at a reduced price of 99 cents each through Monday, after which the game will return to its $10 retail price. The game is required to view the comic.
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