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30th Anniversary reboot of the original, classic, Game Of The Year, starring Ian Dury (the Godfather of Punk) and Jon Pertwee (Dr Who).
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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Buy Mel a thirst-quenching, waistline-expanding drink, and earn his glowing appreciation via a personal email from him to you.

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    DEUS EX MACHINA - Game Of The Year, Collector's Edition, including the full rock album soundtrack. Downloadable for multi formats, including PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, OUYA.

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    The reward above ... plus ... the Enhanced 30th Anniversary Edition of the entire game for all the above formats. Your enhanced package includes retina display graphics, remastered soundtrack and full author's commentary for the entire game. Plus ... DEUS EX MACHINA: THE BEST GAME YOU NEVER PLAYED IN YOUR LIFE the eBook (special all-colour version), by Mel Croucher. Hilarious, heartbreaking, no-holds-barred, inside story of how the video games industry started and where it's all headed.

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    All the rewards above ... plus ... DEUS EX MACHINA ORIGINAL 1984 DESIGN POSTER. Signed by Mel Croucher with the personalised dedication of your choice.

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    All the rewards above ... plus ... YOUR NAME in the on-screen credits of the original version AND in the enhanced version of the game itself, all copies, all formats.

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    All the rewards above ... plus ... YOUR FACE in the celebration sequence of the game itself, all copies, all formats of the original version AND in the enhanced version. Join 'Doctor Who' Jon Pertwee and the rest of the cast and crew to appear in the game for the whole world to see.

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    Unique item. Author's release copy of the ORIGINAL GAME for Commodore 64 in mint condition, with certificate of authenticity, signed by the author.

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    Unique item. Author's release copy of the ORIGINAL GAME for ZX SPECTRUM in mint condition, with certificate of authenticity, signed by the author.

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    Unique item. The original DEUS EX MACHINA author's copy SOUVENIR POSTER, signed by all the original cast members and Automata bods, with certificate of authenticity that it's the only one in existence.

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    Unique item. The original DEUS EX MACHINA session tape of IAN DURY as the Fertilizer. This unique item is the "wild recording" of the entire session from 1984, on the original open-reel boxed tape. It is currently on display at the "Revolution In The Bedroom" exhibition, thanks to the National Centre for Craft and Design.

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    Unique item. The entire private collection of all 50 original, hand-written Deus Ex Machina TECHNICAL DATA SHEETS and PROGRAMMER'S WORKSHEETS, in presentation album, signed with certificate of authenticity. Plus 1 hour one-to-one Skype with the author, Mel "Tin-Legs" Croucher.

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    Unique item. The original DEUS EX MACHINA MASTER TAPES. The final production masters of the entire 1984 soundtrack, on the original twin reels of 10-inch open-reel boxed tape, recorded on Revox B77 open reel Scotch 3M tape at 7.5 inches per second, quarter inch, half track, one per “side” of the original soundtrack. Signed, with certificate of authenticity. Plus 1 hour one-to-one Skype with Mel Croucher.

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    Unique item. A slice of video game history which is the ultimate Deus Ex Machina collectable for obsessive posessives. The entire collection of Deus Ex Machina ORIGINAL STORYBOARDS, ARTWORK and PROGRAMMER'S SUMMARY SHEETS, as exhibited at the Revolutions expo last year and currently on exhibition with the National Centre for Crafts and Design. All 20 artwork sheets, 50 storyboard sheets and double programmer's summary sheets, in presentation album, signed with certificate of authenticity.

    Plus, of course, you'll also have to suffer a 1 hour one-to-one Skype with the author.

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