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Welcome to StoryBundle! The Video Game Bundle 4.0 is our most enticing video game bundle yet, featuring more than $50 worth of books, magazine and albums. This collection is curated by industry veteran Simon Carless and features seven books, six magazine issues and two full-length albums. We're also proud to feature the gaming non-profit SpecialEffect as a cause you can donate to when you purchase a bundle. As always, all our books and music come DRM-free. Read more.

 

HOW IT WORKS

  • Authors Support awesome indie authors by paying however much you think their work is worth!
  • Bonus_big Pay at least $12 and get five bonus titles—The Anatomy of Super Mario Vol. 1, ZZT, Five out of Ten #1-6, plus 2 Brave Wave albums!
  • Computers Read all our books on just about any tablet, ereader, laptop or
    even your smartphone.

SELECTED REVIEWS

Boss Fight Books: Chrono Trigger - Michael P. Williams
"If writing about video games had always been this good, we'd be having very difficult discussions about the medium right now." – Nintendo Life

Delay: Paying Attention to Energy Mechanics - Zoya Street
"A thoughtful, nuanced collection of essays on energy mechanics." – Brendan Keogh

In Play: Tales Of The Gaming Netherworld - Neils Clark
"I wish I’d read In Play when I was younger, because it succeeds at its goal of discovering and communicating a deep understanding of games." – Ryan Rigney, Unwinnable

Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play - Morgan Ramsay
"Gamers at Work is the sort of book that can tear the most hardcore of gamers away from their PCs, Macs, or consoles for a few hours of rewarding reading." – U-T San Diego

Piranha Frenzy - Colin Campbell
"A must read for anyone in games." – Microsoft exec and senior industry figure Phil Harrison

Boss Fight Books: ZZT - Anna Anthropy
"Anthropy has set the gold standard for book-length studies of games with ZZT, and I would strongly encourage anyone even thinking about writing about games to start here. 9.8/10." – Paste

Year One Reloaded + Change (Issues #1-6) - Five out of Ten
"A lot of heart... beautiful words to inspire us about videogames." – Superlevel.de

WORLD 1-2 - Brave Wave
"World 1-2' is an all-star collection of gaming's best musicians. It's a wide swath of what video game music has to offer, from remixes to original songs." – The Verge

WORLD 1-2 Encore - Brave Wave
"World 1-2' is an all-star collection of gaming's best musicians. It's a wide swath of what video game music has to offer, from remixes to original songs." – The Verge

 

GET THE BUNDLE

 

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BOOKS WITH BENEFITS

Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these 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 $12, you get the five bonus items: The Anatomy of Super Mario Vol. 1 by Jeremy Parish, ZZT by Anna Anthropy, and Five out of Ten, Year One Reloaded + Change (Issues #1-6), WORLD 1-2 by Brave Wave and WORLD 1-2 Encore by Brave Wave. That's three extra books and two extra full-length albums!

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. 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.

Missed our previous bundles? Check them out here.

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