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The Secret History of Mac Gaming (Crowdfunded Book)

  1. 10 months ago

    AC Slater

    6 Mar 2017 Administrator
    Edited 10 months ago by AC Slater

    I came across this interesting project that is currently 130% funded, with the funding round still open. The campaign seems to have started last Spring (April 2016).


    The description personally hits a lot of the right notes, being familiar with this era of computing, from the 80's and early 90's. The author, Richard Moss, says Spelunx (a precursor to Myst) is one of his favorite games, so I look forward to his coverage of early Miller bros coverage. I also look forward to discovering some more gems from the time-period. The price of $40 for a hardcover book is fairly reasonable and it sounds like there will great attention to the visual aspect to the design with photos, screenshots, etc.

    Here is the campaign video:

    Here is a listing of his articles that are on various blogs and publications:


    If you are interested in black and white Mac games, check out the thread: Vintage Macintosh Games - Black and White Era

  2. Looks pretty cool. Will have to check it out.

  3. AC Slater

    7 Mar 2017 Administrator

    I asked Moss on twitter about when it will get published, and he said early 2018 since the book design is expected to take a while. Sounds promising. :-D

  4. 9 months ago

    AC Slater

    25 Mar 2017 Administrator

    I am still mulling over which level to pledge. I think there's a 150% stretch goal for an extra chapter, and I hope it makes it (currently 131%). I am thinking of getting the "superfriend" package.



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