Commodore Amiga: a visual Compendium - A very retro Kickstarter! [UPDATE]


Usually the only thing we feature on this site are games and retro hardware. But today we are going to feature a new Kickstater campaign that will be both very special for retro gamers and new gamers, wanting to know more about our golden age of gaming. Welcome to the Commodore Amiga: Visual Compendium; A visually impressive Amiga book which will focus on the visual side of the computer. From in-game pixel art to game maps to box artwork. A book crammed with incredible high resolution detail published by Bitmap Books and the creation by Sam Dyer who did the highly successful Commodore 64: a visual Compendium.


According to the creator, the book will have the most impressive backing, with support from legends such as Paul Cuisset (Flashback), Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island), Dino Dini (Kick Off), Martin Edmondson (Shadow of the Beast), Dan Malone (The Chaos Engine), Jim Sachs (Defender of The Crown) and Gary Penn (The One Magazine) along with many other developers and journalists who will be contributing to the book.


The design of the book is most impressive indeed, spanning 264 pages and 230mm x 170mm in size filled to the brim with high quality imagery using the highest possible print standards. Each page spread will also focus on different games, including short reviews, developer quotes. useful bits of information starting with the Amiga’s launch in 1985, right through to latter-day AGA and CD32 games.


I could go on for ever completely listing every part of this current Kickstarter, but with a creator behind this book who has plenty of experience of the Amiga, a large support from many legendary people and a profile five of the top software houses, documenting the origins, successes, and legacies of some of the best-loved creators of Amiga games. This is one Kickstarter that not just Amiga gamers need to own, but every gamer across the globe.


Already the Kickstarter has raised a large sum of £17,850 pledged of a £25,000 goal and with 29 days to go, I'm very confident they will succeed!

UPDATE : As of 17.44PM this Kickstarter is a success, raising over £25,006 and still 29 days to go!


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