I know, I know, posting about Nintendo on a site that covers pre-2002 Sega is akin to blasphemy. Hear me out.
Today, at long last, my book The NES Compendium is available to back via Kickstarter.
Check out the page here.
For those of you who have only been following my Sega adventures, prior to Sega Does, I reviewed every North American NES game on questicle.net. When I finished my NES journey in March 2014, I promised a book. A book is not an easy task to complete, however, and I didn’t just want to regurgitate all the reviews already on the blog onto paper and call it a day.
So, nearly two years later, the book is basically done. The NES Compendium features all 754 of my reviews edited, revised, and in some cases, completely rewritten. It also includes additional screenshots, box art, and a foreword by Jeremy Parish, editor-in-chief of USgamer.net and all-around champion of retro games.
Some of you might be asking, why a Kickstarter? Why not just put the book out on Amazon? A couple reasons: 1) a Kickstarter has the potential to draw more attention to the book. If I put it out on Amazon, some of my readers might buy it, but it loses any chance it has of reaching people outside the blog or my social media accounts. 2) I’d like to know if people are interested. It’s been almost two years since I finished my quest and had cries from people telling me to make a book. I firmly believe that there is a market for these niche gaming books – a market that is largely going unserved. This Kickstarter is a way of testing that notion.
If you could help donate or spread the word, I’d be greatly appreciative! Thanks so much for reading and for your continued interest in my work!