Earlier this year, retro computing fan Sam Dyer ran a Kickstarter campaign for a book called Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium (get it, a Commodore commpendium?). Unlike many video game campaigns we see where they take years and years to complete, this title was recently published by Bitmap Books! With that one out of the way, Sam is back at it to fund Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium.
As with the last book, this will follow in the same steps. Pages will feature gigantic, gorgeous images from a wide variety Amiga games. Alongside the stunning pixel art is set to include short reviews, developer commentary, and assorted trivia. Already confirmed to be contributing to the book are famous names such as Paul Cuisset (Flashback) and Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island). Other famed developers named include The Bitmap Brothers, Cinemaware, Ocean, Psygnosis, and Sensible Software. So far, the book spans 264 pages (although stretch goals are already increasing its page count) and comes in softcover. Only 25 hardcover copies will be made.
Commodore Amiga fans should be ridiculously excited to get their hands on Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium. Beyond the games and developers it even covers the demo scene which was incredibly active at the time. Another neat addition is the inclusion of high resolution game maps courtesy of the excellent Amiga web database Hall of Light. The funding campaign asked for £25,000 (about $40,000) and has already raised a good deal more. It looks like this book is going to be very, very successful before the campaign finally winds down.
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