Stay Awhile and Listen2
Stay Awhile and Listen: Heaven, Hell, and Cow Levels
Author(s)David L. Craddock
Artist(s)Lili Ibrahim
SeriesStay Awhile and Listen

Stay Awhile and Listen: Heaven, Hell, and Secret Cow Levels is the second instalment of the Stay Awhile and Listen trilogy.

The book is set for release in 2019. A Kickstarter campaign was launched in mid-2018 to help with editing and fact-checking, with its deadline concluding on August 3. Stretch goals include copies of the book and its predecessor.[1]


The book's timeframe ranges from 1997 (the aftermath of the release of Diablo) to the summer of 2003 that saw Blizzard North co-founders David Brevik and Max and Erich Schaefer depart the company. Subjects covered include:

  • The making of StarCraft and Diablo II
  • The creative clashes between Blizzard North and Blizzard South, including examinations into the different cultures of the two studios
  • Project X (a never before revealed Blizzard North game)
  • The original version of Diablo III
  • The development of Blizzard South's cinematics department
  • The dismissal of Blizzard North's co-founders and the axing of two-thirds of its development team[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 2018, Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II, Kickstarter. Accessed on 2018-06-30
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