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A brand new gaming book from the YouTube channel DidYouKnowGaming?

Breakdancing cats! Singing pandas! Space cowboys!


Not all games are released equal. The barrier between language and culture can leave our world divided, and this includes the video games that we get a chance to play. Region Locked is a YouTube series we created to give people an insight into titles that never left their home countries; and now we bring it to you in a book.

See games from your favourite series and developers that you may have never known existed as well as some straight up bizarre creations and trivia. Learn more about games which were never published outside of their native regions; we explore what they are, who made them, and try to provide you with insight into why these games never saw international exposure.


Wonder Project J on the SNES


Growing up, we played hundreds of games released in the west, and a few which we barely understood because of a language barrier. At the time we relied on translations created by fans of these games, a hobby in its infancy. Now, thanks to the ever-growing passion of the gaming community, access to many more of the missed gems of our youth and even more recent titles have been unlocked.

Throughout this book you’ll discover games from popular series you may have never known existed, unique titles from your favourite developers which were easily missed, and games which just seem so crazy that you might wonder how the hell they were created in the first place. It features games from all eras and a variety platforms so there’s sure to be something to pique the interest of the casual gamer to the most hardcore.

You may already know a few games which were never released on your home turf, but we’re certain that there are some which even the most avid of gaming fans are unaware of. Masterpieces which are a total mystery as to why they were never translated, and others which are… well… Not so masterpiece-y. But don’t you worry, we’ve played them all, gathered the information you need, and present it to you in this glorious slab of paper and ink. This also gives us the chance to share some of our personal opinions on a few of the games that really stood out to us. And to top it all off, you don’t have to suffer through our best attempts at some of those more challenging pronunciations.

Marvelous: Another Treasure Island – Page Mock Up

Altered Beast – Page Mock Up

Mario & Wario – Page Mock Up


WHAT GAMES ARE IN THE BOOK?

Our provisional list of games to be included, ones in bold have not not been featured in a video. There will be more in the final book...

Altered Beast (PS2), Bahamut Lagoon, Battle Golfer Yui, Bomberman Hardbal, Bushi Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha, Broadcast Satellaview Zelda Games,Captain Rainbow, Cowboy Bebop, Crime Crackers, Door Door, Doki Doki Majo Shinpan, Evil Twin: Cyprien’s Chronicles, E.X. Troopers, Fatal Frame IV, For the Frog the Bell Tolls, Gunple: Gunman’s Proof, Holy Diver, Holy Umbrella: The Reckless Dondera!!, Kaena, Kira Kira Star Night DX, Kuma Uta, Klonoa Beach Volleyball, Live A Live, LSD: Dream Emulator, Mario & Wario, Marvelous: Another Treasure Island, Namco X Capcom, Panekit, 3 Japanese Exclusive Pingu titles, Pokemon Trading Card Game 2, Rakuga Kids, Real Sound: Kaze no Regretv, SEGAGAGA, Genso Suikogaiden: Swordsman of Harmonia, Super Galdelic Hour, Sweet Home, Tales of Destiny 2, Terranigma, The Adventure of Little Ralph, The Firemen, The Mysterious Murasame Castle, Tobal 2, Twin Caliber, Valkyria Chronicles III, Vib-Ripple, Wonder Project J: Machine Boy Pino


The book will be hardback, 320 pages long, 190mm X 184mm with colour throughout. Alongside the text for each of the featured games there will be colour images from the games.


Sega Dreamcast's Segagaga


Japan's L.S.D. Dream Emulator for the PS1


Enix's First NES Game, Door Door


Cowboy Bebop's Japanese Exclusive PS2 Game

Daniel Loyall “Dazz” Brown, Greg S-C, Matthew Barnes

Dazz, Greg & Matt, life long friends and even life longer gamers. Growing up in the mean streets of Norwich, England, the trio worked hard honing their knowledge, suffering through dial-up connections just to find out that little bit more about games they really shouldn’t have bothered playing in the first place. No matter what glorious summer days were thrown their way, they would always draw the curtains and invest their youths into games they definitely, 100% don’t regret playing now - nothing has changed to this day.

Dazz has worked with games from a young age, running one of the largest archives of sprites even to this day, being featured in the credits of several games and publications.

Greg achieved his degree in Visual Effects and Animation that did absolutely nothing for him. But at least it gave him the skills he needed to make videos.

Matt has a sweet Metal Gear Solid collection.

Their powers combined, they work on the popular YouTube series Region Locked and DidYouKnowGaming.

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Thank you so much to everyone for your support! You'll never know quite how much it means to us to have the opportunity to share this with you guys and gals but we still have a long way to go.



We have a big update coming up soon with some pretty exciting news about the book so keep your eyes peeled…

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Derek Simmons
Derek Simmons asked:

Are you able to ship to the United States?

Unbound
Unbound replied:

Absolutely, Derek! Just add your shipping address during the checkout phase.

Unbound Support

Abel Adan Martinez
Abel Adan Martinez asked:

I'd love to pledge for a physical edition of the book, although I do not reside in the U.S. To which countries would you be able to ship the book?

Unbound
Unbound replied:

Hi Abel,

We ship the books from the UK all over the world - just add your delivery address during the checkout process.

Thanks!

Unbound Support

Niall Tatton
Niall Tatton asked:

What is the set date for this book to be released if funding is successful?

(If you have mentioned it somewhere, I then haven’t seen it, sorry for asking this pointless question if so)

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

Shipping is likely to be 8-12 months after the book gets funded.

- Greg

Lee Dewar
Lee Dewar asked:

When do you aim to have the book completed and unlocked into our hands?

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

Shipping will be about 8-12 months after the book gets funded.

- Greg

Eric Gwaltney
Eric Gwaltney asked:

I looked through the page and didn't see anything about an estimated release date... When do you plan to ship this beautiful labor of love?

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

The book should be in your hands 8 - 12 months after it's successfully funded. It'll be worth it wait BABY

- Greg

Brian Jones
Brian Jones asked:

What does the bookmark look like?

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

We will have a mock-up available soon!

Rachel Oliver
Rachel Oliver asked:

If bought as a gift for someone else, will you ask what name should be put in the book?

Unbound
Unbound replied:

Hi Rachel, You can change the name in the book here: http://help.unbound.com/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/changing-the-supporter-name-thats-printed-in-a-book
Best wishes,

Unbound Support

David Kelley
David Kelley asked:

If this isn’t 100% backed will it still be published?

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

Unfortunately the book will not be published if it doesn't reach it's goal. So make sure to tell all your friends how amazing it's gonna be.

- Greg

Ricardo Ralha
Ricardo Ralha asked:

I pleadged for Two Signed Books with a friend but paid from my account. Is it possible to provide two names to add to the back of the book?

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

I believe if you follow this link you should be able to change the names in the books.

http://help.unbound.com/unbound-for-readers/managing-your-subscriptions/changing-the-supporter-name-thats-printed-in-a-book

- Greg

Daniel Quasar
Daniel Quasar asked:

The campaign seems to have gone stagnant. The last update was back in September and the pledge amount has barely moved. Any news from y'all? I want to see this come to fruition but I feel like it's gonna be years away at this point.

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

Hey! Thanks for your support and your concern. We're actually planning on a big update in the very near future with new tiers and goodies along with an update video that should hopefully reignite the project in a big way!

- Greg

Victor Beucher
Victor Beucher asked:

Hi ! Will my credit card be debited right after I enter my informations or after the book is successfully funded ?

Region Locked
Region Locked replied:

Hey Victor, I'm not entirely sure about this. I will attempt to get Unbound to tell you more.

- Greg

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