The story of the Commodore Amiga in pixels - Amiga book by Chris Wilkins smashes Kickstarter goal!

Although we did not mention this glorious Kickstarter when it was first announced, we are kinda glad we didn't. Because today, there is a far better announcement to be made, as Chris Wilkins latest book, 'The story of the Commodore Amiga in pixels' has smashed its Kickstarter goal raising £28,958 pledged of a £25,000 goal so far, which puts it at the fastest retro book raising crowd funding campaign we've seen. To be honest this comes as no surprise as not only does it look like one of his best books, but its also by the same person who did ' The Little Book of ZX Spectrum Games ', 'The story of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in pixels ' Vol 1 - 3, ' The story of the Commodore 64 in pixels ' , 'The story of the Oliver Twins' , ' History of Ocean Software ' and ' The Story of U.S Gold'!

So why should you be backing this one over all his other books? Well there are a number of reasons, firstly it's a big book spanning 268 or more pages in length, in either paperback or hardback with a thick, high quality cover, with the Tutankhamun embossed and spot varnished; the hardback (a hugely popular choice on the C64 campaign) a matt finish with spot varnish on the Tutankhamun image.

And secondly it contains memoirs and features from the artists, programmers and musicians who worked on the computers in that era, giving us a real look to the insides of the gaming scene in both the 80's and 90's. Features such as the history of the Amiga computer, written by Roger Kean, containing new images of each and every Amiga released by Commodore taken by Johnnathan Taylor. (Johnnathan who took photos of his C64 collection for 'The story of the Commodore 64 in pixels').

And lots more pages of eye opening and nostalgic games from our gaming youth, with more information from those involved in creating those games such as Sensible Soccer, Syndicate, The Secret of Monkey Island and many others! As Chris Wilkins says : There will be over 30 musicians, programmers and artists (some listed below) telling the reader what it was like to work on the Amiga and talk a little bit about the games or applications they produced

  • Archer Maclean
  • David Lowe
  • Boys Without Brains
  • Jez San
  • Stoo cambridge
  • Mevlut Dinc
  • Andy Nuttal
  • Allister Brimble
  • Anthony Ball
  • David Mowbray
  • Dino Dini
  • Martin Edmodson
  • Steve Crow
  • Peter Johnson
  • Simon Butler
  • Tim Wright
  • Mark Hellewell (Anarchy demo group)
  • Francis Lionet
  • Ash Hogg
  • Andrew Hewson
  • Jim Sachs
  • Roman Rath (Scoopex demo group)
  • Barry Leitch
  • ...............

And that is just a taste of what is to come in this book, and you can very much see why it was backed so fast by retrogamers across the globe, who want such a special treat such as this in their hands. This is especially more so when it comes with some rather nice appetite whetting perks like, 16x11inch Canvas Prints, Signed Postcard Packs, and just recently announced, a brand new game perk ' Starquake '.Which is being coded by Galahad, with blessing and endorsement by the original rights owner Steve Crow, for a game that never appeared on the Amiga but did the C64, ZX Spectrum and Atari ST.  The plan is to put the game onto a disk, put it into a box, with poster, badge and instruction card and give it as a perk.   The art for the box is currently being done by Trevor Storey and is not yet complete. 

So what the hell are you still doing here reading this? Get on over to The story of the Commodore Amiga in pixels Kickstarter and give it all your blessings, as this Amiga book looks to be a golden trophy of reading for both retro gamers and Amiga owners alike.

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