The Chronicles of Craddock Game Book Bundle

I've spent over 20 years chronicling stories about how video games are made, the people who make them, and the culture surrounding them. Two decades seemed the right time to reflect on my work, and to open my archives to you, my fellow readers and gamers. For the first time, you can find nearly all of my books about video games in one place—the Chronicles of Craddock Game Book Bundle!

These books run the gamut of video game history. Whether you spent more time at arcades than you did in class back in the day, or you grew up pointing and clicking your way through adventure games, or your alphabet begins with WASD, you'll find something to love in this bundle spanning over 30 books.

Take to the skies in Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters. Go behind the scenes to learn about the making of perennial classics such as the arcade era of MK in Long Live Mortal Kombat 1, or take a tour through the tumultuous early days of Blizzard Entertainment and Blizzard North in Stay Awhile and Listen books 1 and 2. Hear directly from game developers in the GameDev Stories series, featuring two new volumes with deep dives into games such as Doom and Disney's infamous The Lion King platformer.

I've also treated you to some of my fiction work, plus books such as 150 Words or Less and Heritage: The Alpha Draft that take you behind the scenes of some of my biggest triumphs and pitfalls from a career telling stories—tools that may prove invaluable for readers interested in a more mechanical look at the writing process.

No matter your gaming tastes, these 30+ books will keep you reading—and going back to visit old favorites—for years to come. -David L. Craddock, curator, StoryBundle

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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of three books in .epub format—WORLDWIDE.

  • GameDev Stories 2 by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 1 by David L. Craddock
  • Angels, Devils & Boomsticks by David L. Craddock

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus 34 more books, for a total of 37!

  • Where Green Things Grew by David L. Craddock
  • Stay Awhile and Listen - Book 2 by David L. Craddock
  • Stay Awhile and Listen - Book 1 by David L. Craddock
  • Stairway to Badass - Stories of Doom by David L. Craddock
  • Shovel Knight by David L. Craddock
  • Rocket Jump by David L. Craddock
  • Red to Black - The Making of Rogue Legacy by David L. Craddock
  • The Gairden Chronicles Book 2 - Point of Fate by David L. Craddock
  • One-Week Dungeons by David L. Craddock
  • Once Upon a Point and Click by David L. Craddock
  • Monsters in the Dark: Special Edition by David L. Craddock (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Monsters in the Dark: The Making of X-COM by David L. Craddock
  • Long Live Mortal Kombat: Round 1 by David L. Craddock
  • Kool Stuff by David L. Craddock
  • Heritage: The Alpha Draft by David L. Craddock
  • The Gairden Chronicles Book 1 - Heritage by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories X by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 9 by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 8 by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 7 by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 6 by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 5 by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 4 by David L. Craddock
  • GameDev Stories 3 by David L. Craddock
  • Everybody Shake! - The Making of Spaceteam by David L. Craddock
  • Dungeon Hacks by David L. Craddock
  • Driving Through the Dark by David L. Craddock
  • Dialogue Box - Oral Histories of Video Games by David L. Craddock
  • Bottomless Pit - Vol. 1 by David L. Craddock
  • Better Together - Stories of EverQuest by David L. Craddock
  • Beneath a Starless Sky by David L. Craddock
  • Arcade Perfect by David L. Craddock
  • Anything But Sports: The Making of FTL by David L. Craddock
  • 150 Words or Less by David L. Craddock

This bundle is available only for a limited time via It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get a DRM-free .epub for all books!

It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to Video Game History Foundation!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you'll get the bonus books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for and

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