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This unique beginner's videogame cookbook is coming to Kindle!
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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.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with the knowledge that you're making my dream come true. Oh, and a shout out for a project or personal handle of your choice on Twitter. I have a reach of about 5000 followers. Don't spend it all in one place.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with a PDF version of the cookbook. Actually it's not so much a book so much as a collection of over one hundred pages with words on them, vaguely resembling what we classically understand a book to be.

    But yeah you get a copy of the cookbook.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with a PDF version of the cookbook, plus a Perler bead sprite depicting the Ocarina of Time, handmade by the author. Please allow some time for the sprites to arrive by mail. Please allow even more time for arrival by carrier pigeon.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with a PDF version of the cookbook, plus a Perler bead sprite depicting the Ocarina of Time, handmade by the author. Please allow some time for the sprites to arrive by mail. Please allow even more time for arrival by carrier pigeon.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with a PDF version of the cookbook, plus a set of Perler bead sprites depicting a health and mana potion, handmade by the author. Please allow some time for the sprites to arrive by mail. For arrival by male, you're on your own.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with a PDF version of the cookbook, plus a set of Perler bead sprites depicting a health and mana potion, handmade by the author. Please allow some time for the sprites to arrive by mail. For arrival by male, you're on your own.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with a PDF version of the cookbook, plus a set of Perler bead sprites depicting a health and mana potion, handmade by the author. Please allow some time for the sprites to arrive by mail. For arrival by male, you're on your own.

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    For this tier you will be rewarded with a PDF version of the cookbook, plus a set of Perler bead sprites depicting a health and mana potion, handmade by the author. Please allow some time for the sprites to arrive by mail. For arrival by male, you're on your own.

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    For this reward tier, you will receive five download codes for the original Fry Scores. That's $2 less per copy! Share them with friends, do a give away on your blog, whatever you want! The world is your oyster.

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    For this tier the backer will be allowed to choose one of the recipes in the final edition of the Fry Scores sequel. There are 20 recipes selected, and the final list will include 25. There is a list of suggested recipes and games to choose from, but the backer may come up with an idea of their own (subject somewhat to approval). They will also receive ten download codes for the original Fry Scores, a special thank you in the dedication section of the book, and both the handmade Ocarina of Time and health and mana potion sprites offered in other tiers. Upon completion of the sequel, they will also receive a download code for a copy.

    In the event that the stretch goal of the sequel goes unfunded, this reward tier will instead be used to select a bonus recipe for the original Fry Scores. Should that occur, all backers of this tier will receive download codes for ten copies of the Bonus Edition of Fry Scores once the five recipes are completed, in addition to the ten they receive upon the completion of the Kickstarter campaign.

    While the delivery estimate on this tier is selected for this summer, that date is based on when the sprites will be delivered. Download codes for the original Fry Scores will go out as soon as the Kickstarter is finished. Please allow 18 months for the Fry Scores sequel, or 6 months for the bonus edition of Fry Scores.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    For this reward tier, you will receive a copy of the Fry Gieri pixel portrait (featured in my Updates section, go take a look!), recreated with Perler pixel beads. My rough initial estimate on size is about 12" x 15", give or take. This tier is limited to 1, you will be the only person in the entire world to have a copy of this unique image. I'm sure exclusivity is a large part of its appeal.

    Apologies that this only ships within the U.S. I'm pretty sure no one outside AMURICA would want such a thing anyway, so that works out. Please allow at least one year for creation and shipping. Art takes time, my friends. Oh, and if you buy this tier I'll kick a copy of the cookbook your way. I'm generous.

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