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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:03 pm 
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My side project of the past two years: https://unbound.co.uk/books/macgaming

It's a narrative-style history of Mac gaming, full of stories about the people, communities, and ideas behind the Mac games of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. If you've enjoyed my feature articles on MacScene, Ars, and elsewhere, you'll likely enjoy this.

As will be evident to anyone hitting that link, though, I need some help getting this published in the format I want. We're crowdfunding for the production costs on a beautiful hardback print edition with a really nice finish and screenshots and other documents mixed in with the ~100k words.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:25 pm 
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Thanks, Mossy! I hope the funding goes well for you :) I've found that a number of sources for old info like this appear to be vanishing, so really appreciate the work you've done in putting it all in one place :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:00 pm 
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looks super cool!

Just one question, what is that Author's shed one would get access to?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:47 pm 
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Looks nice!

I've always enjoyed your writing, and will kick in a few bucks today or tomorrow!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:10 am 
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MetalSnake wrote:
looks super cool!

Just one question, what is that Author's shed one would get access to?

It's Unbound's equivalent to Kickstarter updates. By pledging you get access to any private (i.e., backer-only) posts I make. Right now most updates will be public, but I'll probably flip that around and make most private after the campaign finishes (assuming we reach the goal).

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:39 am 
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So it's a little bit late... but I am now a backer. Can't wait to read the book!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:48 pm 
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Here's a promotional activity that looks like fun:

"Mark your calendar: Escape Velocity livestream with Matt Burch June 23rd 8pm Pacific

I'll be playing Ambrosia Software classic Escape Velocity with its creator Matt Burch live on Twitch.tv next week, on Thursday the 23rd of June at 8pm Pacific. That's 11pm for US east coasters, 1pm Friday here in Melbourne, and 4am in the UK (sorry). If you can't make it, you'll be able to watch a replay afterwards. But if you can then you'll be able to ask questions in the chat for us to answer (and help me navigate the game after having not played in years).

Here's the link: https://www.twitch.tv/mossrc"

https://unbound.co.uk/books/macgaming/u ... pm-pacific


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:26 am 
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Mossy's book is now fully funded, but you can still make a contribution.

I'm excited!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:34 am 
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Hey, if you want to get in on this you can also join the kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76 ... mac-gaming

I signed up for the amazing-looking hardcover back in the original round of funding. Can't wait.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Mossy's been promoting it a bit on social media too... I look forward to the results!


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