The Spring Getaway Game Bundle, curated by David L. Craddock:

Grass is turning from brown to green and flowers are blooming, making it the perfect time to play outside. But why risk allergens when the Spring Getaway Game Bundle is your ticket to fantastical getaway spots? Pack a bag and bring extra snacks—these 10 books about video games offer amazing sightseeing opportunities and new people (and creatures) to meet.

Boss Fight Books author Matt Margini's Red Dead Redemption spirits you to the Old West to find out how Rockstar Games built, marketed, and sold its gunslinger game to gamers. Raheem "Mega Ran" Jarbo's Dream Master takes you on a real-life journey through hip hop, the education field, video games, and courage. Veteran games journalist Kyle Orland returns with Save Point, his latest collection of articles and essays that examine gaming's growing pains as the industry matured.

Read more about the TEN books in the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!

 

HOW IT WORKS

  • Support awesome authors by paying however much you think their work is worth!
  • Pay at least $15 to unlock another six bonus books, for a total of ten!
  • Read all our books on just about any tablet, ereader, laptop or
    even your smartphone.
 

SELECTED REVIEWS

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Vol. 3 by John Szczepaniak

"This Volume (like the previous two) is one interview after another, detailing the complete history of the Japanese games industry. [...] If you are remotely interested, you must own these books. No matter what genre interests you, it will probably be in one of the three volumes."

– www.retrovideogamer.co.uk

We Love Mystery Dungeon by John Harris

"Harris covers the history, strategy, and unique flavor of Japan's most successful traditional roguelike series with an engaging style and wonderful detail. Provides excellent coverage from the first Super Famicom title to the latest Switch game, and from the original Dragon Quest spinoff through the Pokemon, Final Fantasy, and Shiren titles."

– Tigh Bradley

Driving in the Dark by David L. Craddock

"David Craddock's work to capture the trials and successes of the digital entertainment industry and the people who drive it is both inspiring and important. Capturing these stories, these struggles, allows us to reflect on where we have been and help shape the journey we will share into the future."

– Richard "Lord British" Garriott, creator of the Ultima series

Angels, Devils and Boomsticks by David L. Craddock

"I love David's engaging and insightful writing on the making of games. He has a deep knowledge of the gaming industry, and a riveting style that puts you right in the middle of the story, like you were a fly on the wall during development."

– Scott Miller, founder of Apogee/3D Realms

Boss Fight Books: Red Dead Redemption by Matt Margini

"This is games writing at its strongest, readily readable and repeatedly thought provoking."

– Unwinnable

Through the Moongate by Andrea Contato

"The amazing thing about Through the Moongate is that [the book] will still find ways to surprise you. It really cannot be understated just how much research Andrea Contato did…" Kenneth Kully – Ultima Codex

– Kenneth Kully – Ultima Codex

Save Point by Kyle Orland

"Save Point is an incredible time capsule, a look into what the author himself calls the late adolescence of the industry, as fraught and weird and poignant as that time can be. His reporting on community, in particular, feels formative: what is now a professionalized arm of a multi-billion dollar industry began in funky internet corners and musty real-life meetups: a section on early twitter made me pine for the earlier days. In all, Save Point feels like a wiser examination of a beloved album from college: sure, those days were more complicated (and possibly more sexist?) than we tend to remember, but damn if there isn't a strong pull to go back sometimes, sit with it, and look at what was so important."

– Danielle Riendeau, Editor-in-Chief, Fanbyte.com

Dream Master by Raheem Jarbo

"I've been a fan of Ran as a musician for over a decade now and, well, now I'm a fan of him as an author. A personal look at a truly one-of-a-kind talent."

– Rob T

Braving Britannia: Volume 2 by Wes Locher

"If UO had any sort of measurable impact or created lasting memories in your life, you owe it to yourself to read this book."

– Chris Mayer / Former Lead Programmer, Ultima Online
 

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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 is $15 or more, you get SIX more books (for a total of ten): The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Vol. 3 by John Szczepaniak, Driving in the Dark by David L. Craddock, Boss Fight Books: Red Dead Redemption by Matt Margini, Through the Moongate by Andrea Contato, Save Point by Kyle Orland and Dream Master by Raheem Jarbo!

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.

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