Curated by Simon Carless
Continuing its popular "pay what you want" ebook bundles, StoryBundle is very proud to present the Video Game StoryBundle 7.0 - the latest in the series of its acclaimed ebook bundles. Curated over the past 4 months, this specially picked set of 8 fascinating game culture & history books once again features a multitude of great titles for a fraction of their retail price.
The basic purchase tier ($3 or above) for the Video Game StoryBundle 7.0 includes Matt Bell's 'Boss Fight Books' tome on Baldur's Gate II - a wonderful blending of personal stories, game history, and design insight around the seminal BioWare PC RPG classic, as well as 'Shooter' - an eclectic set of fifteen longform articles on first-person shooters and their ilk, with a foreword from Far Cry 2's Clint Hocking.
Also available at this tier is 'Video War' from Stephen Manes, a 1983 Young Adult fiction book about attempts to ban a video game arcade, made specially available for this StoryBundle from the height of the classic arcade boom, and 'Stay Awhile & Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo' by David L. Craddock, an incredibly exhaustive look at how Blizzard North & Blizzard Entertainment came together and made all-time great action RPG Diablo.
The higher-tier rewards—available at the higher payment tier of $12 or your local equivalent—include 'Game Boy World: 1989' from Jeremy Parish, in which the retro game writing all-star presens a book chock full of exclusive pictures, insights, and details on the genesis of the first breakout handheld game console, plus 'Boss Fight Books: Metal Gear Solid' from Ashly & Anthony Burch - a hilarious and thought provoking double-act romp through Hideo Kojima's original PlayStation masterpiece.
In addition, you'll get 'HG101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide To Konami Shooters' from Kurt Kalata, with everything from Gradius through Time Pilot and beyond getting exhaustive profiles, and finally, 'MONA' from Leigh Alexander, wonderfully illustrated by video game artist Emily Carroll - a 'tribute to Silent Hill 2' that's simultaneously gloriously compact, and a lot more than that description implies, with a bonus audiobook of the story read by Leigh.
The initial titles in the Video Game StoryBundle 7.0 (minimum $3 to purchase) are:
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $12, you get all four of the regular tomes, plus these outstanding books:
Finally, both the optional charity and the curator's full cut from this bundle will be going to the Prisoners Literature Project (http://prisonlit.org/), a vitally important all-volunteer, non-profit group that sends donated books - over 2,000 per month in more than 800 packages - directly to prisoners throughout the United States.
The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com. 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 multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi and some .pdf) 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.
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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 Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.