In early 2012 I began to write Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide To Video Game Grub. In the two and a half years to follow came immense amounts of hard work; I learned a lot about food styling and writing recipes, and my photography skills improved exponentially. The final product is a thing of beauty; you can buy Fry Scores now on iTunes and enjoy the*ahem* fruits of my efforts in a fully interactive form, from the simple but tasty menu, to the accessible instructions, detailed glossary, and eye-catching photography. The next step for Fry Scores is the move to Kindle and Google Play, which I cannot do without your help. A redesign for a new format from scratch is pretty expensive, and I want to do each recipe justice by including all the vivid and tantalizing food photography. If you already have the book and would simply like to support the new edition, hit up the first reward tier and make a modest donation. As my plucky and immensely talented show host Jake Baldino explains in the video above, the other three reward tiers offer a PDF version of the book, complete with the new Crab Rangoon recipe from Far Cry 4 and metric cooking unit conversions from v1.3 on iBooks. They also include a few Perler bead pixel sprites, crafted by hand myself, which you can see some snaps of below.
As for additional funding, any and all extra donations will be used to distribute free updates in the form of new recipes to the iBooks and Kindle editions of Fry Scores. However, if I reach a few certain milestones, I can write another few books:
$5000 - A sequel to Fry Scores with another full 24 recipes, subtitled Medium Difficulty, meant for cooks with moderate culinary skills.
$8000 - In addition to the Fry Scores sequel, I will write a guide to homebrewing beer that includes unofficial but tasty beer recipes from a wide variety of games, like World of Warcraft and Fallout: New Vegas.
With your support, Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide To Video Game Grub will have the chance to reach an entire new audience. Please help me realize my goals and see this unique cookbook reach wider distribution.
To purchase the interactive iPad version on iTunes, head on over to iBooks.
Risks and challenges
Since the book is already written, this is a low risk project that will come to fruition very quickly; a designer has been hired and the process of reformatting for Kindle has already begun but money will need to be paid up front before any serious work begins.
If the stretch goal is achieved, the process will be much the same as Fry Scores, though the production time will be dramatically reduced, as this time around I would have both the funds I need and the foreknowledge that the project requires.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)