Paradox Interactive is apparently tired of only working in the video games business and has thus decided to branch out into the new and exciting realm of book publishing with an e-book initiative called, appropriately enough, “Paradox Books.”

Better known for publishing such games as War of the Roses and Magicka, Paradox will now take on the printed page (or at least the digital page) with a series of books and strategy guides for various games and topics that might appeal to the gaming crowd.

“We’ve spent more than a decade creating and telling compelling stories through our computer games; stories that have engaged and captivated people from all parts of the globe, and books are just another medium to get those stories out there and engage with our audience,” said Paradox CEO Fredrik wester. “Add to that the fact that our company was founded on pen and paper role-playing games and books, and that we have several published authors amongst our ranks here at Paradox, so this felt like a very natural progression for us.”

Paradox’s publishing line will begin with three books, with more planned to release later this year. The first three books do a good job of showing off the variety Paradox Books intends to provide.

The first is called “A Year with Mojang: Behind the Scenes of Minecraft,” by Tomas Arnroth. As the title implies, this book is an in-depth look at the making of one of the most influential titles in games history. The other two launch books include “The Communist Campaign in Karelia-A Hearts of Iron III strategy Guide” by Jason Pitruzzello and “Coriolis,” a hard-boiled crime noir by Mattias Lilja.

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