So, it has been 2 months since the last update… that went fast.
The second preview didn’t get as much press as the first one, but apparently hosting it on a direct link made it easier to share, since it surpassed the first preview, with almost 40k downloads!
I’m working on reviews of a few big games right now and finishing the timeline, but there isn’t much to show besides the reviews I post twitter. Overall, we’ve been doing steady progress.
To help promote the book and share some interesting stories I recently began a series of articles on Gamasutra titled “CRPG History Abridged”, where I list and not-so-briefly describe a handful of lesser-known titles. I wrote two of those so far, covering 33 RPGs:
And, because I really like to rant about things, I also wrote about the subtleties of foreign cultures in gaming: Odorless, Fragrant and Spicy – The many flavours of foreign culture in gaming
In other news, the good folk at Unseen64 are also currently working on a book, but focused on unreleased games. They got some really great stuff on games like Deus Ex 3, Ultima Online 2, Van Buren, a The Witcher game from 1997 and the Stormbringer: Elric of Melniboné RPG:
I’ve volunteered to write an article on Baldur’s Gate III: The Black Hound for them and anyone else interested in helping the project would be a welcome aid. You can contact them here.
Hopefully for next month I’ll have an interesting read to share from one of our newest contributors, but in the meanwhile I hope you all enjoy the articles and have a good time. 🙂