The Fall Ball Game Bundle, curated by David L. Craddock:

As the weather turns chilly and the scents of falling leaves and woodsmoke perfume the air, StoryBundle's Fall Ball Game Bundle invites you to fill your dance card with nine DRM-free books about game development and culture. Hit the dance floor while you can: the Fall Ball Game Bundle is available for a limited time on StoryBundle!

Read more about the 9 books in the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!



  • Authors Support awesome authors by paying however much you think their work is worth!
  • Bonus_big Pay at least $15 to unlock SIX more books, including GameDev Stories: Vol. 4, Boss Fight's NBA Jam and more!
  • Computers Read all our books on just about any tablet, ereader, laptop or
    even your smartphone.


HG101 Presents: Star Fox and F-Zero by Kurt Kalata

"A must buy for any fan of these series. It has great background coverage on both series plus some extra similar games. This book also introduced me to many retro games that influenced or were influenced by Star Fox and F-Zero."

– Amazon Review

Level Up! A JRPG Creator's Handbook by John Harris

"If you want an understanding of RPG Maker, this book is the place to start. The lengthy appendices chronicle some of the most memorable titles in the genre and are worth reading alone even if you're not an aspiring developer."

– Matthew Green, & Power Button podcast

The Walkthrough: Insider Tales from a Life in Strategy Guides by Doug Walsh

"The Walkthrough is not only a great story. It's a time capsule I'll return to when my eyes land on my strategy guides and I grow nostalgic, and want to feel like that kid who used to sneak strategy guides into class and get swept away in tips, tricks, cheat codes, and pro strategies."

– David L. Craddock, Author of Arcade Perfect

Beneath a Starless Sky by David L. Craddock

"The scale of this is amazing. Holy shit, seven months of interviews, and it just shows everywhere."

– 2018 Kunkel Awards Nominee: Excellence in Feature Writing

Boss Fight Books: NBA Jam by Reyan Ali

"It is incredible how much of an influence NBA Jam had, and now it is carefully curated in this book. If you've ever played a game of NBA Jam, you owe yourself to hear the story behind this game."

– Old School Gamer Magazine



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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: HG101 Presents: The Guide to Retro Horror by Kurt Kalata, Level Up! A JRPG Creator's Handbook by John Harris, The Walkthrough: Insider Tales from a Life in Strategy Guides by Doug Walsh, GameDev Stories: Volume 4 by David L. Craddock, Beneath a Starless Sky by David L. Craddock and Boss Fight Books: NBA Jam by Reyan Ali

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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