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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2015, 22:21:51 PM »
A new update has been posted!

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The book is going to happen...!

...and I'm very, very happy to tell you that it'll be published as a Bitmap Books title :-)
Many of you will already have backed one or more of the Bitmap Books Kickstarter campaigns. Sam and I have been in touch since before his first one launched and I consider him a friend. He has stepped in with an offer to publish the book, making sure that Artcade doesn't just fade away as a nice idea that disappointed a lot of people. We have agreed the details of how things will work and I received the contract today.
Sam will take responsibility for the final design and publication of the book, including making sure that every backer gets their copy/copies along with the t-shirts and CDs. I'll ship out the few outstanding artwork rewards shortly (over the next couple of weeks)
At this point, we haven't discussed a publication date, but I know Sam will want to get things moving quickly, while delivering the best possible quality. As soon as we've worked out what will happen when, I'll let everyone know.
Thanks for sticking things out - it will definitely be worth it :-)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Tim

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2015, 23:00:33 PM »
Fantastic news.. :113:
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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #77 on: August 29, 2015, 08:46:30 AM »
Freaking awesome news, delighted for Tim, that this has been much deserved been rescued and its in safe hands with Bitmap Books, Sam knows what he's doing!!

Fantastic news this!!

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #78 on: September 03, 2015, 02:50:47 AM »
Latest update:

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2015, 12:50:06 PM »
wow, the white knight has rode in officially now folks.  can't wait to see wht he does with it as he has to possible make dramatic changes to the design and possible fonts and layout and correct all those margins and bleed, as doing a digital publication is a breeze from my experience, doing a printed version that's a different story altogether :) Works continue with me too, so I'll have to keep an eye on this  :43:

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #80 on: September 03, 2015, 13:12:59 PM »
I'm assuming he meant April 2016 on that update.  :)

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #81 on: September 05, 2015, 14:45:01 PM »
I would hope so lol..
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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #82 on: September 30, 2015, 03:02:21 AM »
Here's another update:

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #83 on: October 01, 2015, 06:30:49 AM »
Did not know he was redesigning it?

Surely it looked amazing as it was?
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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #84 on: October 01, 2015, 11:36:09 AM »
I didn't know until I read that.  I guess he must have seen things he could improve upon.

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #85 on: October 01, 2015, 12:06:14 PM »
For what it's worth, this is the right move, in some instances people who believe that they can do it all themselves, graphic design, layouts etc. feel what looks right to them may or may not be what the finished product will appeal to those you are potential customers. Sam is applying his Graphic design background to this now and is officiously working on a formula that caters to such an audience with the reshuffle in the design and layout of the book.

I feel this will make it better that it was originally intended to be, I'm still eager to know what the book format size will be, as for artwork of this nature Landscape or even panoramic is required because of the orientation of the Marquee artwork with possible fold out pages in doing so which would be an incredible and unique feature to have in this book, but that would probably out weight production costs, but something to keep in mind maybe as a special edition version of the book perhaps?.

I myself spend many hours formulating the layout and look of the Coin-Op book which I have to say has been a massive undertaking and an amazing experience in producing what i have produced so far, so I understand the reason and angle in which Sam direction for it is taking place. The interviews ideas is a good one along with concept or sketch drawing or artwork is a great way to break up the sections in the book. I found the subject matter though to be exclusive in the manner that it's not widely available to incorporate into an Arcade book because of all the different territories in where the games themselves were originally created.

I look forward with eager eyes to see what he produces and have a great informative and visually stunning book from Sam & Tim.

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #86 on: October 01, 2015, 15:12:26 PM »
Nice to see this is back on track. Looking forward to it :)

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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #87 on: October 01, 2015, 20:38:06 PM »
I digress to your superior knowledge pal, if you feel this is a good decision then I am fully behind it.
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Re: Artcade.
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2015, 22:43:13 PM »
A new update has been posted:

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Re: Artcade
« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2015, 23:15:58 PM »
beautiful, I take each game now gets a introduction text of some sort before the showcased Marquee artwork, delighted for Tim and Sam that this will be finally make it into the wild and hope to show my support by purchasing a copy of the book when it's released into the wild.