Saturday, 9 February 2019
February 2019 update!
Hello, Happy New year (is it already too late for that? I feel like 2019 started a few hours ago…) etc etc, hope you’re having a good one!
Me? Lovely of you to ask, I’ve spent the first month vomiting from most of my orifices, sneezing from the ones that are left and generally being dead. Thanks to modern medicine, a pact made with a mysterious carnival worker and the fact that the toilet is now, as the plumber put it, “at capacity”, I’ve been able to crawl up to my desktop to answer some questions! Hoora*COUGHCOUGHOHGODCOUGH*y!
Is it done yet?
No, but it’s getting there! This week I’m checking over the copy-edited version (the one with commas and semicolons), and we’re then going to start getting it all nicely arranged and looking like an actual book, and not a word file typed by a madman. After that all that should need to be done is fact checking and fact updating. (If Half Life 3 is announced before the book launch I’ll have to re-write 90% of the jokes.) Also, if the arranging bit leaves big gaps in places, I’m going to write more jokes to go in there. Or force Rebecca to draw more art. Again, this is Half Life 3 dependant.
When is it coming out?
The planned (and I do stress, planned) publication date is October 2019.
So, is that when we’re getting it!?
Probably not! The current plan is to get backers their copies earlier.
How much earlier?
Hopefully at least a month. Maybe more. Maybe less. We’re talking about this a lot right now but we’re going to need to finish and plan lots of bits before we get a definitive date. I’d love to be able to give you an exact time, but this is new, massive territory for everyone here and at Unbound. As an example, we’re currently trying to work out if I need to sign all the books over two or three days! My arm is going to fall off!
Who is writing the foreword?
The foreword to Fuck Yeah, Video Games is going to be written by none other than industry god and Mr Lifetime Achievement Award himself, Tim Schafer!!!
The downside of this of course, is that everything after the foreword will be staggeringly less funny.