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A fun and fascinating look back at the best 8-bit budget games of the eighties.

Digital

5 pledges

A copy of the ebook edition.

Hardback

51 pledges

A copy of the first edition hardback, plus the ebook.

8-bit Budget Game Bonanza Event Ticket

1 pledge

A single ticket for the event at the Centre For Computing History in Cambridge, Date TBA. Travel to Cambridge not included.

Collectable

8 pledges

A SIGNED first edition hardback, plus the ebook.

Budget Bonus

2 pledges

A SIGNED first edition of the hardback plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book. As well as a signed 8-bit budget game on cassette tape, picked randomly from Kieren's extensive collection.

Two Player

1 pledge

Two copies of the SIGNED hardback to read with a friend, plus the ebook.

Budget Game Bonanza!

A SIGNED copy of the hardback, a random budget game chosen from Kieren's collection, plus a ticket to attend the 8-bit Budget Game Bonanza event at the Centre For Computing History in Cambridge (Date TBA) and play some of the many titles included with the author and some special guests! (Travel to Cambridge not included)

8-bit Budget Set

2 pledges

A SIGNED copy of the hardback, the ebook, plus SIX games! One for each of the formats featured in the book - ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit. All chosen randomly from Kieren's extensive collection. Limited to 25 sets.

YouTube Guest

Two SIGNED copies of the hardback, the ebook, plus the opportunity to feature in one of The Laird's YouTube videos, to chat all things budget gaming to be filmed at the 8-bit Budget Game Bonanza event at the Centre For Computing History in Cambridge. Includes a ticket to the event, Date TBA. (Travel not included)

Be in the Book!

Don’t just read the book, be in the book! This single pledge gives you the chance to write a guest review for the game of your choice! You'll also get TWO SIGNED hardbacks, each with a special dedication from Kieren, a set of six budget games, a ticket to the 8-bit Budget Game Bonanza event at the Centre For Computing History in Cambridge.

Patron

THREE copies of the SIGNED and DEDICATED first edition of the hardback, plus a random budget game from Kieren's collection, the ebook, a ticket to the Cambridge event, and a special message of thanks in the front of the book.