Sorry for the delay in this update, but I have a lot to share today!
First, the book’s preview is now over 30.000 downloads! That’s almost as many people as the population of the town I grew up, which is quite scary.
Second, I expanded the “Hot Ratios” post I wrote last year into a full fledged article at Gamasutra. The article was very well received (Ron Gilbert even retweeted it!) and I hope more people become aware of the issue of non-square pixel aspect ratios and learn a few tips on how to solve it.
Third, I’m almost finished with the 20 pages of gaming history that will serve as chapter division, splitting the reviews in intervals of five years: 1974-1979, 1980-1984, 1985-1989, and so on… These will give some context as to what was going on at the time, pointing out key events (and not just console releases). Here’s a WIP preview of some chapters:
Once those are done, I intend to release a new preview of the book, about 200 pages long. Expect it next month, with a few surprises. 😉
Last but not least, here’s a peak at a draft of the book’s cover art, courtesy of the great Jan Pospíšil, who did art for multiple tabletop RPGs and for the cult classic King of Dragon Pass:
That’s all for this month, a good weekend for everyone. 🙂