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Title: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kickstart
Post by: AmigaJay on October 13, 2014, 11:10:20 AM
Hi, couldn't see a thread for this, please merge if there is.
Anyway the book has gone live this morning, and wow its way over halfway in 4 hours!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/commodore-amiga-a-visual-commpendium (http://https)

I've backed it, bet you can't guess which one i got!?
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: TrekMD on October 13, 2014, 11:53:13 AM
Very nice.  Thanks for posting about it.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on October 13, 2014, 11:57:13 AM
Nice one, also backed it and I would say the Lemmings one perhaps lol.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: Greyfox on October 13, 2014, 12:49:29 PM
I'm backing it this week as some stage, have to have my Amiga Fix and has given me a boot in the arse in the process :)
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on October 13, 2014, 13:03:38 PM
My 1200 is basically useless as the keyboard is only 50% working and my workbench discs are corrupt - going to buy s new one and upgrade to 3.1 I think when money is vetter
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: Lorfarius on October 13, 2014, 13:45:19 PM
Have you tried opening it up and cleaning around the keys etc?
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on October 13, 2014, 13:58:40 PM
It needs a complete going over TBH The alphabet and numbers work ok, but the function keys and numerical keypad don't at all.

If I see a decent one for sale I may just scrap this one - it was second hand when I bought in the first place back in '96 !
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: AmigaJay on October 14, 2014, 09:45:38 AM
Target is already upto the 5th Stretch goal! and what the C64 book ended up with (35K in 30 days), he says more goodies and stretch goals will be added tonight.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: TrekMD on October 14, 2014, 11:37:53 AM
That was fast!
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on October 14, 2014, 12:16:51 PM
Very fast indeed.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: Greyfox on October 14, 2014, 14:02:26 PM
Super fast , I just hope that what ever I come out with is just as fast...Great Job to Sam on this.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: AmigaJay on October 14, 2014, 14:36:04 PM
That just shows you the Amiga community is gasping for some decent Amiga games books!  :3:
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on October 14, 2014, 19:17:00 PM
Lol, i think you too should release a book together after your own releases.. Something Amiga based?? :113:
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: Greyfox on October 15, 2014, 09:27:47 AM
hmmm..sounds very interesting....:)....this could be a touch cookie to crack considering the fabulous job Sam is doing with his book, but never say never.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on October 15, 2014, 18:13:22 PM
This is flying now... :113:
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: JoeMusashi on October 15, 2014, 21:32:14 PM
Just backed this, it looks great.
Its pushing 45,000 already after 3 days. Fantastic job!
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: AmigaJay on October 20, 2014, 20:24:14 PM
Upto 60K now! So free metal bookmark and Another World poster! SOTB CD next up!
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on October 20, 2014, 21:11:22 PM
Unreal. Goes to show what can be achieved.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: Greyfox on October 20, 2014, 23:01:23 PM
Yep, that is some undertaking, the poor guy is probably saying to himself, what the fuck have I gotten myself into this time, logistically lol. Some feat to achieve this level, this is a serious one stop book for Amiga Fans, I can't see this being top by another Amiga book in the fore seeable future.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on October 21, 2014, 15:09:07 PM
Have to agree this has set a marker down that's for sure.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: AmigaJay on October 24, 2014, 08:47:13 AM
Rather him than me with that many different orders to process at once!

Anyway today he should hit the 75K mark meaning a free SOTB CD! Looking forward to that one!

He has also had a new pledge, but i dont agree with the pricing of it, 40 for book and 4 magnets, meaning 15 for those magnets, i know where hes getting them from and they cost with that packaging about 1-1.50 a set which is abit greedy for something like that, the other pledges are ok because its limited prints and autographs, that one just smells a bit off!
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: Greyfox on October 24, 2014, 10:01:25 AM
Those prices are purely based on wanting rather than costs, our American cousins love swag like that, I'm a bit of whore for it myself, it is a little OTT on the pricing, but producing a commercial product sometime demands these commercial prices for extra, I've seen some that I'm fully aware of the production cost, going for like 10 times at the check out, if he gets its, FairPlay to him, as Delboy says, "Who Dares Wins, this time next year we'll be millionaires" :)

With what I'm doing, I can tell you 9"x6" will simply not be good enough book size, which I think this should of been a larger book, even one up from the c64 one, but I think because its a 16-bit sequel has to follow the same book size to compliment the previous one. I think something like this with its main premise been based on the visual , its too small to truly appreciate the pixel work, in my opinion, but people are very happy with it all. I just hope Sam's poor other half doesn't freak out when she has to navigate around boxes from the floor to the ceiling for weeks on end until they've been sent to backers, a massive undertaking, I'd say now could be a 9-5 job for a week just for that alone, but I'm sure he'll take a huge holiday afterwards lol.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: AmigaJay on October 24, 2014, 11:14:13 AM
Of course well done and fair play to him, i just feel guilty on profit margins, perhaps thats why im not rich! But itdoes open your eyes a little!
Yeah the amount of logistics he has to do is insane!
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on October 24, 2014, 13:03:32 PM
I thought that price was steep as well but as before, some people love that stuff, so they will pay it..

I guess Sam has to make some money on this, as before, it will a nightmare sorting it all out much like a fulltime job.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 04, 2014, 15:36:19 PM
100,000+ now!

This is looking pretty sweet with all the stretch goals considering my original 25 pledge for the book.
I've noticed the steel bookmark has changed design slightly. Its more of a page clip now. I'm sure it was a flat steel length originally?
Title: Amiga booky doos
Post by: Greyfox on November 04, 2014, 22:20:21 PM
Yes, you are correct fella, but I think it may still be flat piece and that's possible a paint job on it?, but its an amazing achievement none the and has for the first time IMO the stretch perks than any other kickstarter out there.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on November 14, 2014, 23:22:50 PM
Ending with nearly 125k is unreal.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: zapiy on March 24, 2015, 17:09:55 PM
http://youtu.be/4YTdYo5S144 (http://youtu.be/4YTdYo5S144)

Check this video out.
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: EchoPark on May 07, 2015, 01:07:39 AM
Any backers here get there copy? Whats the opinion on it?

I got mine but it lacked the reward I went for :)

The book for me is fantastic. I actually had a wee tear running down my cheek reading through it and seeing all the games i use to play. I still play the Amiga but some games I just forgot about over the years or haven't got to with such little time I can spend on the Amiga. I always said the Amiga were some of the happier times playing games and I still think that.
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on May 07, 2015, 02:01:27 AM
Yes I got it with the pen, book marker, the music cd, the "another World" poster and I love Amiga stick and a set of the demo scene post cards, and I'm hoping to be either myself or zapiy will be doing a review of the book for RVG real soon. But who ever does it, it will be a fancy looking affair :)
Title: Re: Commodore Amiga - A Visual Commpendium Book Now On Kicks
Post by: EchoPark on May 07, 2015, 02:13:32 AM
I was tempted to pledge for Putty Squad but the power of the Lemmings hooked me lol. It would of been something special to get a brand new Amiga game all boxed up :D