Bethesda's latest Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, is packed with a gee-whiz level of content that extends beyond basic RPG trimmings like swords, dungeons, and towns. It has its own history and fiction, most of which is recorded in dozens and dozens of books. We're huge fans of this specific element, as we think it really fleshes out the world, but there's a slight problem with the delivery method. Who has time to read books when they could be plundering a tomb or assassinating a political figures?
Here's an awesome solution: Capane.us has apparently cut and compiled all the game's books into ePub (and Kindle) format. With this file, we can read Skyrim's books safely out of the game and on iPads wherever we want. Heck, it even has a table of contents, which makes book browsing a breeze.
We're attempting to touch base with Bethesda to see if it's OK with this effort. Even if though it's not official, this is definitely a neat way to integrate Skyrim's world and a portion of the user experience onto iPad. We'd like to see more of this companion-y type of stuff in the future, for sure.