The Endless Summer Game Bundle, curated by David L. Craddock:
Praise the sun while you can: the festivals and hazy warmth of summer is all too fleeting. Luckily, you can capture the spirit of these carefree days forever with the Endless Summer Game Bundle, available for a limited time on StoryBundle.
David L. Craddock's Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics explores the lengths to which developers went to squeeze classic arcade games onto home consoles, handhelds, and personal computers. Craddock's GameDev Stories: Volume 3 digs deeper into arcades and home conversions with a selection of interviews from legendary designers such as Asteroids co-programmer Ed Logg and Mortal Kombat "ko-kreator" John Tobias.
John Harris steps up to represents great—or at least serviceably good—NES games that get a bad rap today in 8-bit Obituaries. Boss Fight Books author Alex Kane visits one of the most beloved space ports in that famous galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a fantastic oral history of the making of BioWare's blockbuster RPG.
Read more about the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
Boss Fight Books: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic by Alex Kane
"Alex Kane has written a fine book about how one the best video games ever made was created. Darth Revan, HK-47, the lost planet of Sleheyron, a charming story about Ed Asner—it's everything you've always wanted to know about a truly fascinating game."– Tom Bissell, author of The Disaster Artist
HG101 Presents: The Guide to Shoot-em-ups Vol. 1 by Kurt Kalata
"I am thrilled beyond belief that this not only exists, but the attention to detail and fantastic layout within.... Stunning cover art, and the overall production looks and feels wonderful. Similar size and format to a comic book trade. Can't wait for volume 2!"– Dan A, Amazon.com review
HG101 Presents: Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters by Kurt Kalata
"I bought this on a whim to satiate a lifelong love of the Gradius franchise, but was amazed how much content, facts, and research went into this book. I bought the kindle copy, but will be upgrading to a physical copy immediately! If you love SHMUPs, Konami, Gradius (and more), video games - you should definitely pick this up."– Joe M., Amazon.com review
What Your Teachers Are Playing by Christian Cardenas and Dylan Altman
"The collection of essays gives us an insight on what it means to be part of the gaming world and why it's important to view games as something more than just a way to kill some time."– Amazon Review
HG101 Presents: NES Cult Classics by Kurt Kalata
"Delightful! Since it has my personal childhood favorite (Magic of Scheherazade), it has my official seal of approval. Like HG101's other books, the colors are vibrant and the images are extremely high-quality, with the writing taking an objective, encyclopedic feel to it."– Cameron Richter, Amazon.com Review
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: GameDev Stories - Volume 3 by David L. Craddock, Arcade Perfect by David L. Craddock, Boss Fight Books: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic by Alex Kane, HG101 Presents: Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters by Kurt Kalata, History of Digital Games: Developments in Art, Design and Interaction by Andrew Williams and HG101 Presents: NES Cult Classics by Kurt Kalata!
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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