Welcome to StoryBundle! Now loading The Video Game Bundle 2.0, a specially curated set of nine full-length game culture & history books and magazines. Not only is each entry in the bundle a high quality look into the world of gaming, we're also proud to feature A Slow Year, a playable version of Ian Bogost's IGF Nuovo Award-nominated game, A Slow Year, which works on both PC and Mac. Learn more.
Dreamcast Worlds - Zoya Street
"Dreamcast Worlds looks at the shared legacy of a console and its games, and gives its complicated subject-matter the treatment it deserves." –Kotaku
Kill Screen Issue #1 - Kill Screen Magazine
"...so smart and polished that they might help convince doubters that games are worth taking seriously." –Time
Blue Wizard is About To Die - Seth Barkan
"[Blue Wizard] is a book that no gamer should leave unread... In short: This one is for us, so enjoy it." – Mike "McDank" Smythe, Netjak
Kill Screen Issue #7 - Kill Screen Magazine
"Kill Screen's prose aims to answer larger questions like 'What does it means to play games?' Heady stuff to be sure, but it looks like Kill Screen has collected the heads to deliver it." –Wired
The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures - Kurt Kalata
"The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures is the closest of a Holy Bible for fans of the genre one can get. It's excellently written almost without superfluous nostalgic superlatives and gives newcomers to and oldschool fans of the genre an amazing value for the money." –Futuresack
Vaporware - Richard Dansky
"This is a fun, creepy yarn, which is what you can expect from Rich Dansky. He knows whereof he speaks, and the triumphs and tragedies of game development in Vaporware smack of reality in ways that make an informed reader squirm." –Mikko Rautalahti, senior writer, Remedy Entertainment
Rise of the Videogame Zinesters - Anna Anthropy
"Rise of the Videogame Zinesters is a great guidebook to understanding—and more importantly, participating in—this dynamically evolving culture." –Jim Munroe, co-founder of the Hand Eye Society and the Difference Engine Initiative
A Slow Year - Ian Bogost
"This is a kind of game that could have been created thirty years ago, but wasn’t. By choosing the Atari, Bogost reflects on a shared nostalgia and in- vites the player to think about issues of time and experience. It points to different paths videogames could have taken and the undiscovered ones out there still waiting. Technology is not the limit; A Slow Year proves it never was." –Rod Humble, CEO, Linden Lab
Replay: The History of Video Games
"Striking a near-perfect balance between art and commerce, Replay is the most comprehensive history of videogames so far." –Edge
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these five awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $10, you get three bonus novels – Rise of the Videogame Zinesters by Anna Anthropy, A Slow Year by Ian Bogost, and Replay: The History Video Games by Tristan Donovan!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. For this bundle we're featuring both Girls Write Now and MightyWriters. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
Easy delivery. It's super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, we can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.
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