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Old 16 April 2015, 11:05   #1
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Bitmap Brothers Book - Kickstarter

I just had an email about this new Kickstarter book looking at the complete history of the Bitmap Bros. Looks pretty good though the early bird prices have all gone already.

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Old 16 April 2015, 13:09   #2
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Thanks for bringing this one to our attention I backed it

Looks good...I loved many of TBMB games!
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Old 16 April 2015, 14:57   #3
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We just featured this too! Looks good

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Yeah, I think this looks like a really go book. The extra content by Dan Malone should make it worth it. Shame about the early bird discount though, its one of the thinks I really don't like about kickstarter.
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I hope Speedball doesn't get the lion's share in this book, I also don't like they put it on the book cover, and on the video showing only one screen of Gods, and screen after screen of Speedball, I never liked speedball, and sports games in general.

Gods for me would be a better cover.

I hope they show a lot of Gods illustrations, and answer things like:
- how they came up with the idea of doing a platformer,
- why the greek setting?
- how they came up with the puzzle part of it,
- who decided how the main caracter jumps?
- why they choose the jump to be not controllable once in the air (that is your the main player can't redress it's jump trajectory, this is a great gameplay choice for this game),
- why only 4 levels?
- Any unused sprites or monsters that were either sketched or even made but dropped? - How the enemmi AI was programmed,
- who programmed what (who programmed Gods editor, who programmed AI, who did gameplay programming, who was in charge of platforms conversions),
- what is the dev setup they had?
- any Gods 2 sequel that was planned right after Gods was out?
- and also I hope any hints on a new Gods game.

Can they do an actual Gods game sequel Kickstarter?
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I'll be backing this!!

Backed, the £70 pledge was too good to ignore! Signed print by Dan Malone? OOOF! GET IN MY LIFE!

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I have same question like Jgames have but I would love to ask them about every game they made
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Looks brilliant ... I just backed the campaign!
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To me they can save some cash by printing most of the book in duotone (since they used mostly only grey and gold in their palettes) :P
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I was going to make a topic about this but I see you lovely folks have already made one for us, thank you!

I’m Kerry, and I’ve been sent forth like some sort of gaming valkyrie from the magnificent Read Only Memory Towers to make sure as many gamers of excellent taste know about our upcoming The Bitmap Brothers: Universe book as is humanly possible before the Kickstarter ends on the 11th of May.

So for that reason I've popped on over to set your hearts on fire with the promise of glorious and exclusive Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe concept art as well as tantalise your wallets at the thought of being able to read all about the cancelled The Chaos Engine 3D. Please make sure you head on over to our Kickstarter page here and back our book!

Worried the project will vanish without a trace or that you'll end up with a book that uses paper not fit for hamster bedding? Then you might be pleased to hear that our last book, SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works has been described as "The best coffee table book of all time..." and "...a comprehensive (and beautifully designed) history of the Mega Drive"; and that's by people who know what they're talking about too!

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Beside famous classics, also the last attempt - Xenon 2000 - should be mentioned. Although I consider it bellow average, it still was the part of the BB portfolio. And even all those never realised plans...

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