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Title: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book rel
Post by: AmigaJay on March 05, 2015, 21:10:34 PM
Kept it quiet until now, but im pleased to announce my new book is available to buy today!


More information and ordering details can be found herehttp://www.freewebstore.org/castlebooks (http://http)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on March 05, 2015, 22:08:14 PM
That's great! You really know how to make keep a secret!
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on March 05, 2015, 23:30:25 PM
Overkill? Hope you have Supercars in there as good game that this is, hardly an influence on the gaming industry.... but you expected disagreement with your choices didnt you   :113:
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Post by: TrekMD on March 06, 2015, 04:02:10 AM
Congrats on the release! 
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Post by: hamie96 on March 06, 2015, 06:02:50 AM
Interesting. I'll pick one up once I get my next paycheck. Love the art-style btw!
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Post by: zapiy on March 06, 2015, 09:38:48 AM
Just awesome fella. Really cracking to see this. You really need to get a proper site going.
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Post by: AmigaJay on March 06, 2015, 09:50:26 AM
Cheers guys!

[member=5077]WiggyDiggyPoo[/member] - No Super Cars II in the main feature as its not an Amiga exclusive or wasn't the lead platform (it was simultaneously developed), but it is featured in the top 10 overhead racing game section.
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: hamie96 on March 06, 2015, 15:54:18 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Just awesome fella. Really cracking to see this. You really need to get a proper site going.
Doesn't Wordpress offer a store that you can setup?

Also, [member=4273]AmigaJay[/member] do you know if the book will be available on Amazon soon for US buyers like your other two books?
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: AmigaJay on March 06, 2015, 17:29:53 PM
[member=5504]hamie96[/member] its ready to buy on Amazon US right now! The others should be up in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: Greyfox on March 08, 2015, 11:53:53 AM
Only finally getting chance to reply, saying you kept it quiet is a bloody understatement AmigaJay its a bloody Bombshell  :64:

Looks fantastic fella and on one of my favourite 16-bit computers, and I'm glad you waited until Sam Dyer's book was on route, but do you not feel that this might hinder sales for you been more or less released on par? As I'd hate see this lovely looking book not getting the attention it bloody well deserves or sale due to the recent Amiga Hype and products been produced on it.

If all goes to plan I'm due a payoff on a job and I think I'll have to be having this.

Great work my friend and your a sly old Devil keeping this under your hat!!

You most definitely needs to get this advertised and out there pal, second seat for this isn't good enough, deserves the lime light.
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: AmigaJay on March 08, 2015, 14:05:36 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
Only finally getting chance to reply, saying you kept it quiet is a bloody understatement AmigaJay its a bloody Bombshell  :64:

Looks fantastic fella and on one of my favourite 16-bit computers, and I'm glad you waited until Sam Dyer's book was on route, but do you not feel that this might hinder sales for you been more or less released on par? As I'd hate see this lovely looking book not getting the attention it bloody well deserves or sale due to the recent Amiga Hype and products been produced on it.

If all goes to plan I'm due a payoff on a job and I think I'll have to be having this.

Great work my friend and your a sly old Devil keeping this under your hat!!

You most definitely needs to get this advertised and out there pal, second seat for this isn't good enough, deserves the lime light.
Thanks fella!
Firstly i never waited or was aware of Sams book when i was in the very early planning stages of the book, this was something i had in mind for the last couple of years, and obviously my Lemmings book was taking all my time up, so it wasnt until last November when i started this one, and i thought why wait until Sams comes out now, if people want it then they will find a way to buy one or the other, or both, i mean its been a long while since payment was taken for Sams book anyway!

Plus the content of my book is totally different to his, his is pixelart of random games etc, mine took a couple of months of research alone picking and finding out Amiga exclusives and Amiga games that were the lead platform and getting it down to 101, so i feel any Amiga fan would want both books anyway, considering we have been starved for many years!
Sales wise, none of my books sell very well, i just enjoy doing them, Sam is very good at social media and getting word out there, so he hit it big time with his Kickstarters, but good luck to him, im ok doing what im doing.
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Post by: Greyfox on March 08, 2015, 16:03:50 PM
Sure thing Pal,

I just hate to see quality Products go unnoticed is all, and totally dig the fact you had this on the back burner for so long and that it's finally out there for everybody to look at and enjoy, and loved the Conversion section in the previews on the website, a killer touch and brilliant idea to show all the different versions of classic games on the Amiga.

as soon as payday arrives, I'll be getting it directly form you , rather than Amazon if I can
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Post by: AmigaJay on March 08, 2015, 18:59:37 PM
Thanks!

And yeah i wanted to fit as much as i could in, but using landscape limited me to 212 pages, but it has a great look and feel like that so im glad i choose it (along with the full page screenshots not having to be squashed or cropped, you can see every pixel.
Not happy with just showing people 101 amazing games on the Amiga, i really wanted to fit other pages like the conversion pages and similtaniously released pages, to not only show the Amiga had great original games, but great ports and countless games released at the same time, as i said before in hindsight people forget when a game was released, and in some cases Amiga owners had been playing games upto 3 years before console or PC owners.
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Post by: Greyfox on March 08, 2015, 21:24:42 PM
So why didn't you, I'm sure people would of loved that in more depth. Or maybe your considering a second book in the pipeline lol. Either way I do feel what you've done here is both important and needs preserving in this context for people who love the Amiga computing franchise. This I think will be a delight and hopefully there will be more to come :)
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: AmigaJay on March 08, 2015, 21:29:02 PM
I did! I mean originally each of the 101 games was 2 pages, but for me to fit in the other pages, i reduced that to 70 games and made the other 31 games single pages, so i had 40 odd pages to play around with.
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Post by: EchoPark on May 07, 2015, 01:46:27 AM
I've got this on my wishlist to buy. I stupidity brought a Dji phantom and now skint but cannot wait to get my hands on the book.

I'll have to spread the news when I get the book and hopefully drum up support :) Amiga fans have been spoiled in the last couple years.
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on May 07, 2015, 01:56:35 AM
Yes they have and with two Amiga movies due out this year and early next year, it's most definitely the year of the Commodore Amiga , which of course if a great thing  :36:
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: zapiy on May 07, 2015, 22:19:54 PM
Yes a review of this is needed.
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Post by: zapiy on August 30, 2015, 21:35:52 PM
Physical Version of this still available pal?
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Post by: AmigaJay on August 30, 2015, 21:44:44 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Physical Version of this still available pal?
Yep still on Amazon.
Of course the PDF version sold better but the option is there for those who want a paperback version.
Title: Re: 101 Amiga Games That Influenced The Gaming Industry Book
Post by: zapiy on August 30, 2015, 21:47:54 PM
Yes i am looking at getting it as i have the other two lol.. Makes sense..
Title: Amiga 101
Post by: Greyfox on August 30, 2015, 23:31:33 PM
a review of the book is impending and hopefully will lift a few more sales from those who missed it the first time around.