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Commodore 64: a visual commpendium – NOW funded/NEW pledges/NEW contributors/Stretch goals!

Commodore 64: a visual commpendium is a book that celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made.

The campaign is now successfully funded on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/commodore-64-a-visual-commpendium-by-bitmap-books

After a fantastic response, this campaign is now funded but it doesn’t end there. Creator, Sam Dyer, has been busy behind the scenes coming up with some great stretch goals, pulling together some new pledges and getting some new contributors on-board.

New pledges

These include: signed Psytronik Software goodies, a personalised avatar by legendary C64 artist S.I.T, signed Oliver Frey goodies and a 'one off' framed Last Ninja print signed by original artist; Steinar Lund. There will be 2 more very special pledges coming next week…

New book contributors

Great news on the contributor front as some true legends of the industry have agreed to be involved in the book. These new contributors include:

  • ·      Gary Penn (Zzap!64)
  • ·      Dan Phillips (Armalyte)
  • ·      Stephen Thomson (S.I.T)
  • ·      Jon Hare (Sensible Software)
  • ·      Steven Day (STE'86)
  • ·      Philip & Andrew Oliver (The Oliver Twins)
  • ·      Andrew Hewson & Rob Hewson ( www.hewsonconsultants.com)
  • ·      Steve Rowland (Thalamus)
  • ·      Robin Levy (Armalyte)
  • ·      Jacco Van 't Riet (Boys without Brains)
  • ·      Jonathan Temples (Thalamus/Codemasters)
  • ·      James Leach (Commodore Format)
 

Stretch goals

As the campaign goes further over it’s total, the extra money will be used to add extras to the print spec of the book. This will include adding a dustcover, spot varnish to the cover, extra pages to the pagination and finally, an enhanced PDF. All backers will benefit from hitting these goals.

Please support this unique Kickstarter campaign!

About Sam

Sam has over 10 years experience as an award winning professional Graphic Designer, working for agencies in London and also in the South West of England. His passion for design and also the Commodore 64, mean that he is ideally placed to create this book to the highest possible standard.

About Bitmap Books

A new publisher specialising in beautifully designed and produced books all about video games. Commodore 64: a visual commpendium is the first book by

Bitmap Books.

Kickstarter campaign:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/commodore-64-a-visual-commpendium-by-bitmap-books

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MrSidC64

Website:

http://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk

 

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