Update 8: I really should keep these monthly…

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:

CRPG History Abridged – 21 RPGs that brought something new to the table

CRPG History Abridged II – 12 more RPGs that brought something new to the table

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:

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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. 🙂

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