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Sunday 19 October 2014

Commodore Amiga: a Visual Compendium

Currently active on crowdfunding web site Kickstarter, "Commodore Amiga: a Visual Compendium" is the follow-up project to "Commodore: a Visual Compendium", a book designed and created by Sam Dyer.

At the time of typing the Amiga book has 24 days left to run on Kickstarter, yet has already reached a whopping 213% of the initial target funding amount. Why the enthusiasm for this? It could simply be down to the affection held for the Amiga. It could be that following the success of Sam's first book people know he'll do an excellent job with this, or it could be that the amazing bonuses and stretch goals are enticing people to help finance the project. Most likely it's a combination of all three.

The lowest amount you can put down to get a physical copy of the book is £25. At this level you get the book, a PDF copy of the book and an exclusive hand written demo scene postcard to go with it. Not too shabby at all, but it's some of the higher tiered levels that have really proven popular, 

For £60 you get the book, a PDF version of the book, a handwritten demo scene postcard, your name in the book and, most importantly, a full boxed copy of the legendary Putty Squad. The £75 version gets you the same as above, but the box is also signed by the development team.

Unfortunately, all of the Putty Squad tiers have all gone, but there are still a load of other amazing lower and higher priced tiers. £50, for example, gets you the book, a PDF copy of the book, your name in the book, a Simon The Sorcerer poster signed by author Simon Woodroffe. Another £50 tier swaps the Simon poster for some Lemmings bead art, signed by Lemmings creator Michael Dailly.

There's a mass of lower and higher priced tiers still available, and you can find details of them over on the Kickstarter page.

Since the Kickstarter went live the first stretch goal was reached. Passing the £50,000 mark has meant that all backers will receive an engraved Amiga bookmark. If the £60,000 milestone can be reached all backers will receive a lovely Another World poster, and, if the big milestone of £75,000 is attained an exclusive Shadow of The Beast CD made specially for this Kickstarter, will be given away to all backers. Each of David Whittaker's legendary tracks will be remade by Tim Wright AKA Cold Storage.

With what promises to be a fantastic book, some fantastic backing tiers and amazing stretch goals you'd be mad to miss this one.

Check out the Kickstarter video below, and get yourself over to the Kickstarter page.

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