FUCK YEAH, VIDEO GAMES: THE LIFE AND EXTRA LIVES OF A PROFESSIONAL NERD

By Daniel Hardcastle and Rebecca Maughan

A personal, absurd celebration of the sheer joy of video games.

You made FUCK YEAH, VIDEO GAMES: THE LIFE AND EXTRA LIVES OF A PROFESSIONAL NERD a reality. It's available in all good book stores now.
$4 
900 pledges

Ebook

The complete book! However, this edition is made with 1s and 0s instead of paper for all you modern lot!

● Ebook
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$15 
343 pledges

Low-key Audiobook

The unabridged audiobook version, unprofessionally recorded by me in my own office. If time is tight I might record a bit while cooking dinner, hoovering, that sort of thing.

● Audiobook
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$20 
841 pledges

Digital Bundle

Oooo, look at Captain 21st Century over here! This’ll get you an Ebook and the Audiobook but you’ll have to provide the robot butler yourself.

● Ebook
● Audiobook
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Sold out!

$55  + shipping
107 pledges

Snuggle Buddies

Two copies of the hardback book so you can force a friend to sit outside under a tree and read with you. The digital bundle too for headphone sharing time! Friendship!

● 2 x Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook
$75  + shipping
200 pledges

Dog Bookmark Edition (Only 200 available)

A bookmark featuring illustrations from the book that will be signed by my two german shepherds! Well, when I say signed, we’re just going to put pet safe ink on their paws and hope you’re all alright with a dog-generated smear on a bookmark. Pray for my floor. Comes with a signed hardback book and the digital bundle too!
(My vague attempts to make this happen may be recorded and uploaded to the internet.)

● One double sided bookmark with Dog “Signatures.”
● Signed Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook
$75  + shipping
108 pledges

Art Print Edition

Art! A collection of art prints taken from the pages of the book. Glue them to a wall, frame them or make a pair of underpants from them. The choice is yours! Oh, and a signed hardback book and the digital bundle too, duh.

● 2 Art Prints - A3
● Signed Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook
$75  + shipping
87 pledges

Pin Badge Edition

Everyone likes badges* so here is a set of them featuring characters from the book! I’ll throw in a signed hardback and the digital bundle too I guess!
*According to market research. **
** A Tweet I made

● 4 Pin Badges
● Signed Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook
$75  + shipping
315 pledges

Tortilla Lasagna Recipe Edition

That’s right. It’s finally here. The fabled Tortilla lasagna recipe, on a poster, with cute drawings of the ingredients being murdered horribly. Enjoy your signed copy, ebook or audiobook underneath it to really make people leave you alone.

● Tortilla Lasagne Poster
● Signed Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook
$150  + shipping
200 pledges

Personalised Signed Edition (Only 200 Available)

A personalised, signed copy of the book. I will take time away from my busy life to actually make my hand move in a way that represents your name as well as many words of wisdom/stupidity. Rebecca will draw something in there too! Aren’t you lucky! Digital bundle too!

● Personalised signed Hardback with your name, message and Rebecca doodle.
● Ebook
● Audiobook
$195  + shipping
276 pledges

Collector's Edition (only 300 available)

Look at me, I’m doing a Ubisoft! This is everything up to this point. The ebook, audiobook, a signed hardback, dog bookmark, art prints, pin badges and the Tortilla lasagna recipe poster. Also a certificate of authenticity so cheap looking that you’ll think it was knocked up in about 30 minutes. (It was) (Best Value)

● Ebook
● Audiobook
● Dog Bookmark
● Art Prints
● Pin Badges
● Tortilla Lasagne Poster
● Certificate of Authenticity
● Signed Hardback
$225  + shipping
43 pledges

Custom Art Edition (Only 50 Available)

Send a few pictures of your lovely face in and Rebecca will traditionally hand draw you and me playing games in the art style of the book. We’ll even sign it you lucky devil you!
Oh, and a signed book, digital bundle too! You know the drill by now.

● Unique A5 Artwork of your face in the books art style.
● Signed Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook
$500  + shipping
32 pledges

Personalised Video Edition (Only 100 Available)

A personalised video thank you from me to you. May feature dogs. Or lego. Maybe both. Minimum of 60 seconds (It might last an hour. You know how I go on). We’ll contact you after the campaign to find out a bit about you and I will totally use that information to get weird.
Signed book and digital bundle too!

● A personalised thank you video sent digitally.
● Ebook
● Audiobook
● Dog Bookmark
● Art Prints
● Pin Badges
● Tortilla Lasagne Poster
● Certificate of Authenticity
● Signed Hardback
$500  + shipping
20 pledges

Front of the Book Edition (Only 20 Available)

Group photo! Send in your face, Rebecca will draw it in the art style of the book and that picture will be printed alongside your name on one of the first few pages of the book! Let everyone gaze upon the cartoonified beauty that is your mush!
Fancy a signed book and digital bundle too? Good.

● Ebook
● Audiobook
● Dog Bookmark
● Art Prints
● Pin Badges
● Tortilla Lasagne Poster
● Certificate of Authenticity
● Signed Hardback
$1,500  + shipping
1 pledge

Ultimate Supporter Edition (Only 1 Available)

Front of the book? Pfft, you want to be FRONTER. Your portrait, in the art style of the book, will be immortalized on the inner cover forever and ever. When you send in your pictures, be sure to be as fancy as possible. You’re the first person everyone will see!
Signed book and digital bundle too, duh.

● Signed Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook
● Name and artwork of you in the front inner cover of the book.
$2,250  + shipping
1 pledge

Plays Video Chooser (Only 3 Available)

So there’s that one game I’ve never played that you DESPERATELY want me to isn’t there? Well, this is that chance. This lets you select a game that I’ll play for an edited video. You’ll get a shoutout in the video and, if the game is terrible, you will be blamed and abused all the way through it.
You know what’s next. Signed hardback and the digital bundle of course.
(Note: I won’t be able to cover anything on Twitch’s banlist or any Nintendo stuff. This will stop rival YouTuber’s using this tier to destroy my career. SHUT UP IT MIGHT HAPPEN.)

● Choose a game for an edited video
● A high quality copy of the video sent to you digitally
● Ebook
● Audiobook
● Dog Bookmark
● Art Prints
● Pin Badges
● Tortilla Lasagne Poster
● Certificate of Authenticity
● Signed Hardback
$3,750  + shipping
1 pledge

You Choose A Chapter Edition (Only 1 Available)

The big one. You pick a game and I’ll write a chapter on it. You’ll get a shoutout in the chapter and a thousand or so words on the game of your choice. Think my book needs some Sonic ‘06? Now is your chance!
(Note: My book doesn’t need any Sonic ‘06 thank you very much.)
Do I need to say it? A signed hardback and a digital bundle too. I guess I did.

● Choose the game that I will cover for a full chapter of my book.
● Signed Hardback
● Ebook
● Audiobook

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