Cover Line Art by by Thor Thorvaldson

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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Here's the completed line art for the cover by Thor Thorvaldson! As you can see, there have been quite a few new additions since the sketch was last revealed. I made sure to include a request for the Battlemania / Trouble Shooter gals!

Write-ups: Digan no Maseki and Last Armageddon

Sunday, 20 August 2017

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Hi everyone,

We've just reached out 20% of the total amount to fund this - huge, absolutely gigantic thanks to everyone who've pledged! - so I figured I'd post a few drafts of some of the other games that will be featured here. I've started with the ones that go with those nice art prints we're featuring, both computer RPGs from the late 80s. As the funding hits more milestones, I'll be post a…

Cover Sketch by Thor Thorvaldson

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

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Hi everyone!

Thor Thorvaldson, who you may remember as the cover artist for our 200 Best Video Games of All Time and Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 2 book, has prepared a cover sketch for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, shown below:


See how many characters you can name!

Disclaimer though: I'm still waffling on whether to include Wonder Project J or its N64 sequel, so that one…

Tentative List of Featured Games

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Hi all! Since a few people have asked, here's a tenative list of games that are planned to be featured here. Though the writing of the book is about half completed, I'm always swapping titles in and out based on whatever I dig up, so not every title might end up in the book (though all of the ones featured in the video and in the mock-up definitely will).

As the campaign continues, I'll be posting…

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