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.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The first 24 Hours...

"Well, we've had worse days..."

Thank you. Sincerly and from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

I've been writing for years. So, so many years. My attic is full of comics featuring stick men I drew in primary school, plays I used to perform to my Nan, and about fifteen series worth of Doctor Who. Writing is in my blood, alonside last nights curry and an overly large amount of bilirubin. I think it's what I'm meant to do. Considering you lot broke every Unbound record in under a day, I'm starting to think you agree. 

There will be updates soon. Things are now in motion.

- Dan

PS. Rebecca says hi.

 

 

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David Mathias Persson
 David Mathias Persson says:

Dan, I think a lot of us would like to see your other work.

posted 5th June 2018

Alex Mace
 Alex Mace says:

I'm so glad it went so well. This and the streams yesterday were so much fun. Can't wait to read it (and hopefully one day hear about the Doctor Who scripts).

PS Hi Rebecca!

posted 5th June 2018

Harry Wright
 Harry Wright says:

No problem Dan, I'll throw money at your face in exchange for your stuff any time!

posted 5th June 2018

Bjorn van Rijszen
 Bjorn van Rijszen says:

I would bloody well hope things were in motion with over 4000 backers, and 900+% funding.

If they weren't in motion now, I'd fear I was being scammed!

posted 5th June 2018

Marco te Kortschot
 Marco te Kortschot says:

You deserve this Dan! Congrats!

posted 5th June 2018

Keiran Mcqueen
 Keiran Mcqueen says:

We definitely all agree, I'll throw what money I can at anything you make. I can't wait to read it.

P. S. Hey Rebecca

posted 5th June 2018

James Jones
 James Jones says:

Dan for the next Dr Who writter? can we do that?

posted 5th June 2018

Kathryn Mackintosh
 Kathryn Mackintosh says:

I'm so excited for this book!!

posted 5th June 2018

Damien Letham
 Damien Letham says:

I imagine some people would kill for fans like yours, the kind of people who give you loads of money...then celebrate the occasion by giving you even more money. Even I sort of did it. I had 700 twiddlies left, and during the stream I was patiently waiting for that 700% mark, just so I could write the number in twiddlies. :D

posted 5th June 2018

Benn Ware
 Benn Ware says:

Your welcome hope you have fun writing the rest of your book

posted 5th June 2018

Pyro Midgit
 Pyro Midgit says:

Tell rebecca I said hi back.

posted 5th June 2018

Kim Johansson
 Kim Johansson says:

Well I love your humour so how would this not be awesome!

Say hi to Rebecca.

posted 5th June 2018

Damien Letham
 Damien Letham says:

BTW, I was compelled to look up what bilirubin is. Turns out it's the stuff that makes your poo brown. :P

posted 5th June 2018

Trekkie Cook
 Trekkie Cook says:

Love you, Rebecca. Dan's cool too, I guess... :P

posted 5th June 2018

Bilal Abali
 Bilal Abali says:

Dan with the success of this book I wouldn't put it against moffat himself getting you on the doctor who writing team

posted 5th June 2018

Alan Hardman
 Alan Hardman says:

Now if only someone would respond to the question I asked in the Q & A...

posted 6th June 2018

Zach Curtis
 Zach Curtis says:

The book hasn’t come out yet and I already know it’s going to be the BEST book I’ve ever read! It combines my two favorite things video games and dan! Love you guys both!

posted 6th June 2018

T-jay Harfleet
 T-jay Harfleet says:

Haven't broken the % funded record yet. But we're a measly 32% away from that so it's safe to say it's going to get broken.

You deserve ever last bit of love from the thousands of us that have pledged.

After a few rough calculations with unbounds royalty % and the average price per Lego brick, at 1000%, I've estimated that you can buy just short of one million Lego bricks. But you didn't hear that from me.

Say hi to Rebecca

posted 6th June 2018

Amy West
 Amy West says:

Hello, it's pretty much save to say everyone loves your work so I won't repeat what they said but personally I just wanted to say I have been looking forward to your book ever since I heard about its existence. Dan your they funniest personal i listen to and rebecca your art, voice and warm heart is adorable and there needs to be more people in world like you two. Collecting books is hobby of mine (second only to video games) and this is probably the most expensive book i will be glad to add to it (couldn't decide between tortilla recipe or dog paw book mark so got collectors edition tier for both) XD

posted 6th June 2018

Ben Merkett
 Ben Merkett says:

Congratulations Daniel
PS. Hi Rebecca

posted 6th June 2018

Thomas Stevens
 Thomas Stevens says:

Wanted to see this book so much that I'm eating beans on toast for a week to afford it! You're an amazing hooman Dan and I think you deserve all the patreon and book money you get!
PS My dog (Flynn, watching me write this) says hullo to Rebecca

posted 6th June 2018

Jim Keir
 Jim Keir says:

> Things are now in motion.

Last night's curry, for starters. At least you'll have the final chapters to proof-read while you're on the job. And if you decide a page or two needs improvement, well, you're in the perfect place...

posted 6th June 2018

Roderick Roelfsema
 Roderick Roelfsema says:

No Dan, thank YOU.

I've been watching your videos since the Minecraft Buildy Thingy. I was 11 (or 10?) back then. I would look forward to coming home from school and being able to watch your videos on my dad's office computer. In those years you taught me more English than my elementary school and watching your videos entertained me for hours. I would show my mum a clip from your video that I thought was funny and she would laugh with me. (Even though in hindsight I realised that she didnt know anything about what was going on or didnt even understand the jokes). You also got me into videogames, which have been my saviour whenever I wanted to escape reality for a bit or just to blow off some steam. I've met a lot of nice people online. Some of which I have been friends with for year now. And I'm even visiting a friend I met online who lives in England this summer. That probably would have never happened if it wasnt for you. So thank you again <3 I hope you read this, tell Rebecca I said Hi :)

posted 6th June 2018

Charlie Ruggiero
 Charlie Ruggiero says:

I worry for your hand as there are 1909 (on day 2) pledges for the signed hardback and then all upper tiers. Maybe train your dog to sign some of them.

posted 6th June 2018

Henry Moerman
 Henry Moerman says:

Dan,

This was one of the ways of paying you back and I gladly took the chance. I habe been watching your stuff since I found out you were the man behind some Machinema video's, if I'm correct (it's such a long time ago). I've enjoyed you for many, many years and I truly believe you deserve this!

Thanks and greetings from Holland!

posted 6th June 2018

Silas A. Santos
 Silas A. Santos says:

Still not sure how you got me to spend 45 Euros on a book, but fuck me am I sure it will have been worth it.

posted 6th June 2018

Cally Frost
 Cally Frost says:

Dan, you have entertained us through illness and stress and personal crises this is the least I can do (apart from Patreon). You are loved.

posted 6th June 2018

Tyler Dunbar
 Tyler Dunbar says:

Well Dan Youtube’s been fucking you so I think I’ll let you fuck my (meat) wallet.

posted 6th June 2018

Thomas Tauber
 Thomas Tauber says:

Write Doctor Who episodes! They can't be worse than Capaldi's first season ;)

posted 6th June 2018

jose chavez
 jose chavez says:

Hey, Dan haven't been able to support you up until now, but I'm glad my little dollars can help you be a distinguished author. Hope this is the start of many more book endeavours. Which I will gladly throw money at. P.s hi rebecca

posted 6th June 2018

Keilen Hardy
 Keilen Hardy says:

Dan. I really do love you. You have helped me through a lot in my personal life. You have made me laugh to the point of losing my breath. I am more than happy to give you money. Especially for your dream

posted 6th June 2018

Theo Green
 Theo Green says:

Fuck Unbound, you're too good for it.

posted 6th June 2018

Shie Ako
 Shie Ako says:

Really glad this turned out so well for you! I'm really looking forward to reading it when it's done. If my limitation gets lifted during the summer, I'll be sure to upgrade for the Plays Video. (Hopefully there'll be one left for me) Until then, have fun working on the rest, and good luck signing all those copies ;)

posted 6th June 2018

Conor Doyle
 Conor Doyle says:

Im so excited to get my copy!!

posted 6th June 2018

Sarah Meeks
 Sarah Meeks says:

I was about to say “I wonder if the counter can go past 999” and then it goes and hits 1000% haha. Congrats Dan can’t wait to read it!

posted 6th June 2018

Max Nicholson
 Max Nicholson says:

That's really great

posted 6th June 2018

Brad Vaughan
 Brad Vaughan says:

I don't think I have the strength to look through all the names in the back of the book...

posted 6th June 2018

Will Moores
 Will Moores says:

I've been anticipating this book for years, so glad that you finally got to the point of publishing it! Obviously I wasn't the only one who wanted to get my hands on it!

Keep it up Dan!

posted 7th June 2018

Karen Beach
 Karen Beach says:

After years of entertainment through most of the worst times in my life, it was the least I could do! I am excited to read your book when it comes out! Thank you to you and all of your team!

posted 8th June 2018

Aidan Solomon
 Aidan Solomon says:

Good job on the over $230,000 raised! You should be incredibly proud of yourself since you are now almost of a quarter of your way to your own lambourgini!

posted 9th June 2018

George Torr
 George Torr says:

I think everyone would agree, we would love to see episodes of dr who written by you as regular patreon posts

posted 10th June 2018

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