Fallout in other media

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The Fallout franchise encompasses not only games, but also other types of media, both traditional and digital.

Legacy media[edit | edit source]

Jason Mical's Fallout Pen and Paper[edit | edit source]

Fallout Pen and Paper is a tabletop roleplaying game created by Jason Mical that is based upon the Fallout universe.

All Roads[edit | edit source]

Main article: All Roads

All Roads is a Fallout graphic novel penned by Chris Avellone, illustrated by Jean Diaz and Wellinton Alves, with the cover art provided by Geof Darrow (line art) and Peter Doherty (colors). It covers Benny and his hired group of Great Khans as they move in to lay the ambush for the Courier in the week preceding the beginning of Fallout: New Vegas.

The comic was created in cooperation with Dark Horse Comics. A hardcover copy of the graphic novel was included with the collector's edition, with a digital download of the novel released on November 16th, 2011 on Dark Horse Digital and iTunes for $2.99.

The Art of Fallout 3[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Art of Fallout 3

The Art of Fallout 3 is an art book released as part of the Collector's Edition of Fallout 3, including concept art by Craig Mullins and Adam Adamowicz along with some developer commentary.

It was released in two versions. The standard one, included in the Collector's Edition and available separately for online purchase measures 6" by 9". A larger version (8" by 12.4") was released in October 2009.

Fallout Bible[edit | edit source]

Main article: Fallout Bible

The Fallout Bible was a short-lived initiative by Chris Avellone, intended to provide the definite guide to the Fallout setting. First released on January 15, 2002, it lasted nine issues and provided additional background information on the various elements of released games and the setting in general, interviews with developers, as well as developer resources, including design documents for cut locations and a timeline used during the development of Fallout and Fallout 2.

The final issue of the Bible was released on November 7, 2002. Although no longer considered canon by its author, both Bethesda Game Studios and Obsidian Entertainment used material from the Bible in subsequent games.

Fallout film[edit | edit source]

Main article: Fallout (film)

A film based on the Fallout games was said to be in production as Interplay Entertainment formed Interplay Films in 1998 to develop the company's most popular video game properties into films, Fallout among them. A film treatment was penned by Brent Friedman ('Dark Skies, Mortal Kombat II), as rumours of a partnership between Interplay and Dark Horse Entertainment surfaced. The film treatment was eventually acquired and released by The Vault in March 2011.

Bethesda Softworks applied for a motion picture trademark to protect the Fallout mark. The application was submitted in 2009, with the company finally filing a statement of use with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on January 26th, 2012, accepted on February 22nd, 2012. The trademark applies to the Making of Fallout 3 DVD.[1][2][3]

Strategy Guides[edit | edit source]

Fallout Official Survival Guide[edit | edit source]

Fallout Official Survival Guide (alternatively written as the Official Survival Guide To Fallout) is the official Fallout strategy guide, written by William H. Keith, Jr. and Nina Barton, released by BradyGames.

The guide focuses on information on solving quests, combat, non-player characters, creatures, and additional clues from Ol' Slim, a veteran adventurer.

Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets[edit | edit source]

Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets is the official Fallout 2 strategy guide written by Matthew J. Norton, lead designer for the game, released by Sybex. Apart from gameplay information, it also includes additional background information on the setting and details early ideas for the storyline of Fallout 2.

Fallout Tactics Official Strategies & Secrets[edit | edit source]

Fallout Tactics Official Strategies & Secrets is the official Fallout Tactics strategy guide written by Michael Rymaszewski, released by Sybex. It provides detailed gameplay information on gameplay, missions, statistics and strategies for the items available in the game, as well as data on vehicles and creatures encountered in the game.

Sybex released several PDF documents online, containing unique high resolution renders of items in the game, as well as errata and additions to the guide itself.

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Official Strategy Guide[edit | edit source]

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Official Strategy Guide is the official Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel strategy guide written by Fletcher Black, released by Prima Games. It provides a detailed walkthrough for every level, information on weapons, armor, and other items, as well as detailed maps and clues for dealing with boss enemies.

Fallout 3 Official Game Guide[edit | edit source]

Fallout 3 Prima Official Game Guide is the official strategy guide for Fallout 3, containing detailed information on the game's quests, weapons, armor, and other aspects of gameplay relevant for the player, written by David S.J. Hodgson. It was published by Prima Games, with releases in Europe and Australia handled by Future Press. Notably, it also includes a lot of background information on factions, locations, and characters that is not included in the game.

Separate guides for downloadable content were released, eventually bundled with the original release together for a Game of the Year edition of the guide, released in October 2009 to accompany the GotY bundle of Fallout 3.

Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide[edit | edit source]

Fallout: New Vegas Prima Official Game Guide is the official strategy guide for Fallout: New Vegas, containing detailed information on the game's quests, weapons, armor, and other aspects of gameplay relevant for the player, written by David S.J. Hodgson. It was published by Prima Games.

The guide was released in two versions. The standard one was released for general sale by Prima Games. The hardcover collector's edition version was expanded with an additional 32 pages of concept art and additional background information penned by Obsidian Entertainment developers.

Vault Dweller's Survival Guide: Pocket Reference Edition[edit | edit source]

Vault Dweller's Survival Guide: Pocket Reference Edition is a promotional item created by AKQA. It is a Vault-Tec Industries publication intended for the inhabitants of Vault 101, intended to provide rudimentary information on surviving in the wastelands.

New media[edit | edit source]

iPhone[edit | edit source]

Main article: Fallout iPhone game

Several designs were pitched concerning a Fallout game for the iPhone, but all were rejected.[4]

John Carmack stated that he prepared an internal proof of concept for such a title in November 2009. While both he and Todd Howard are fans of the franchise and any project of the kind would be a joint effort between id and Bethesda, no further news or comments surface on the matter in subsequent years.[5]

Webcomics[edit | edit source]

One Man, and a Crate of Puppets[edit | edit source]

One Man, and a Crate of Puppets is an official Fallout webcomic launched in July 2008. It was created by Jerry Holkins (aka Tycho Brahe) and illustrated by Mike Krahulik (aka John Gabriel), creators of the video game webcomic Penny Arcade, in cooperation with Emil Pagliarulo, lead designer of Fallout 3. It focuses on Vault 77's sole inhabitant and his crate of puppets. Weekly updates followed until the strip was terminated.


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