Naughty Dog Art Book

You may not know it, but Naughty Dog turns 30 this year. The award winning Californian studio was first founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin way back in 1984 as JAM Software. Five years later, it changed that name to the one that you’ll recognise, and set to work on its first full title: Keef the Thief for the Apple IIGS and Commodore Amiga.

Of course, the rest is history, as the canine-inspired company has evolved into one of the most talented firms in the industry. Since signing up with PlayStation, the outfit has sold more than 70 million games, spanning franchises such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted, and, most recently, The Last of Us.

And in order to celebrate that milestone, the developer is inviting you to tour its history as part of an art book published by Dark Horse. The novel will span the entire organisation’s back catalogue, and will feature never-before-released sketches from its past, present, and future. There’ll also be a chapter of selected fan pieces, too.

There’s no word on a release date just yet, but the firm promises that it will commemorate the launch with an event later this year. “We’ll have more details once the pages and the plans are ready,” explained community strategist Eric Monacelli. Are you panting like a puppy over this particular publication? Leave your bookmark in the comments section below.