Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
More than 360 pages, 388 game reviews, complete history, Collector's Guide, Hardware... Everything you need to know about the GameCube.
More than 360 pages, 388 game reviews, complete history, Collector's Guide, Hardware... Everything you need to know about the GameCube.
More than 360 pages, 388 game reviews, complete history, Collector's Guide, Hardware... Everything you need to know about the GameCube.
835 backers pledged €77,805 to help bring this project to life.

About

GAMECUBE ANTHOLOGY - The Ultimate Book

€77,805

835

"Over a year and a half worth of research went into to completing Math Manent's book on Nintendo's 128-bit console" - The Publisher

THE GAMECUBE
After the Nintendo 64 came the GameCube, which had the gaming community somewhat divided. It was in turn succeeded by the Wii, designed with the general public in mind. The GameCube stood out with its unconventional shape, surprising players with its unique approach to graphics and marking the return of Japanese publishers to the forefront. Its power was by no means proportional to its size, and it earned itself a special place in the hearts of gamers thanks to an expansive and diverse library of exclusive hits.

GAMECUBE ANTHOLOGY
Initially announced as 'Project Dolphin', the GameCube would represent Nintendo's transition to the world of digital media. The GameCube Anthology is a unique and original book celebrating the machine's memory, and was written by the same author who brought you the Nintendo 64 Anthology.

GAMECUBE HISTORY
The year was 1999. As the new century and millennium dawned, so did a new era of gaming. The graphic quality of console productions was nearing that of the pre-rendered 3D that had astonished us a few years earlier on the PlayStation especially. In the space of a few years, our hopes became reality. Brought to life by the new, so-called '128-bit generation' of consoles. Nintendo would have to play the pioneers if they hoped to compete. Up against their old enemy (Sega), a new and successful console (PlayStation), and the powerful newcomer from the PC industry (Microsoft), the Kyoto-based company geared up for a new console war. From the Cube's origins to the end of its life cycle, the GameCube Anthology covers it all in this new and richly illustrated account.

  • The Cube's Origins
  • Space World
  • The Launch
  • Back to Basics
  • Winning Back Gamers
  • The Traces It Left...

 

 

COMPLETE SOFTWARE LIBRARY
The international GameCube library is made up of 647 games; 80 of which were exclusive to Japan, 98 to the USA and 17 to Europe. The good, the bad and everything in between, all contributed in some way or another to the console's success. Their quality, reputations and impact have been assessed individually. This book presents all 647 published games with detailed information including their release date, developer, publisher, genre, and a rating out of five.

 

 

HARDWARE
A far cry from the chunky design of the Xbox and the PlayStation 2's radiator-like features, Nintendo's little cube was a genuine technological beast, more than capable of rivaling its competitors. There was a lot going on under the hood. In this part, we'll explore the details and specs of the machine, the different models, its extraordinary controllers and the range of official accessories. 

  • Models and Packs
  • Triforce
  • Optical Disc
  • Packaging
  • Controllers
  • Accessories

COLLECTIBLE GAMES AND OBJECTS
The notoriety of GameCube games was such that numerous by-products were produced, some of which are quite rare today. In this section, the author worked tirelessly to showcase all the collectible games as well as the most surprising, memorable and sought-after merchandise; a collector's holy grail. 

 

COLLECTOR’S SPECIAL
Dedicated to those aspiring full-setters, the Collector's Special covers all 1272 versions of the GameCube releases (551 in the USA, 447 in Europe and 274 in Japan). Boxes to tick allow you to keep track of the games you own and those you're missing, making it the perfect tool for cataloging your collection.

THE BOOK: CLASSIC EDITION

 

THE BOOK: COLLECTOR'S EDITION  

THE BOOK: ULTIMATE EDITION - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE -
This unique edition is reserved exclusively for the Kickstarter campaign. Limited to only 1000 copies, it will include the GameCube Anthology book and Box Art Collection, which features the case art of every single game released for the console (more than 1200). Each copy comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the author.

BOX ART EDITION EXCERPTS

 CUSTOM ZELDA EDITION PACK

A console fit for Hylian royalty! Encased in lacquered wood, adorned with hand-engraved metal plaques as well as metal rivets and handles, this fine piece of craftsmanship is reserved exclusively for our Kickstarter campaign.

CUSTOM STARFOX EDITION PACK

Included in this pack is the Ultimate Edition along with a limited edition numbered and signed StarFox GameCube, custom painted by French artist, Alexis Tallone.

PRODUCTION (US & EUROPE)

CLASSIC EDITION

  • Trim size: 8.50x10.5 inches (216x267mm)
  • Cover: 4 pages, 4-color, Pantone, mat lamination, sport gloss UV varnish
  • Paper cover: Gloss coated, high density
  • Inside: 360 pages, 4-colors printed on 135 gsm gloss coated paper
  • Binding: Hardcover, tread sewn, 2mm thick cardboard, head & tails, shrink wrapped 
  • Weight: 1500gr (3.3 Lb)

COLLECTOR'S EDITION

  • Exclusive Cover
  • Trim size: 8.50x10.5 inches (216x267mm)
  • Inside: 360 pages, 4-colors printed on 135 gsm gloss coated paper
  • Slipcase
  • Weight: 1700gr (3.8 Lb)

ULTIMATE EDITION

  • Exclusive Cover
  • Trim size: 8.50x10.5 inches (216x267mm)
  • Inside: 360 pages, 4-colors printed on 135 gsm gloss coated paper
  • Exclusive Slipcase: Full paper glued on 2mm board, printed with 4-colors on 135 gsm glossy coated paper, mat lamination, silver stamping, shrink wrapped
  • Box Art Collector's Book (200+ pages)
  • Cover: 4 pages, 4-color, Pantone, mat lamination, sport gloss UV varnish
  • Weight: 2600gr (5.7 Lb)

RELEASE DATE
In order to avoid the delays in delivery experienced with the PlayStation Anthology (for which we apologize once again), we have opted for a more realistic delivery estimate this time around and will do our utmost to honor it: Summer 2018.

SHIPPING

SHIPPING TO EUROPE
All European deliveries (outside Switzerland and Norway) will be carried out by Amazon, so as to guarantee optimal service in terms of delivery dates and packaging. For Switzerland and Norway, all deliveries will be made by respective national post services.

SHIPPING TO THE USA
Orders within the USA will be processed by a USA-based company specializing in the distribution of books. This minimizes any issues that occasionally arise with Kickstarter fulfillment. We will be working with the printers to devise the best packaging solution.

SHIPPING TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
For all orders shipping outside of Europe or the USA (Canada, South America, Oceania, Asia), the postage fees involved (FedEx, UPS, USPS, national postal services, etc.) will be unavoidably expensive. Unfortunately, our books are too bulky to allow us to negotiate special postage rates. We would like to apologize in advance for this additional expense. All orders are shipped with a tracking number that will become available as soon as your package is sent out.

Note: This book is not authorized or endorsed by Nintendo. All registered trademarks, game art, and game screenshots used are the property of their respective holders, subject to copyright, and are utilized here under fair use.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Geeks.Line.Publishing/

Risks and challenges

Such a project requires completeness, precision, and making sure that nothing is left out. We tried to think of everything, particularly when conducting interviews with those involved in the process. A hardcover with more than 360 pages printed on high-end paper and exceptional collector’s editions are our tools for making this the ultimate book about a revolutionary console.
This book is an adaptation of the GameCube Anthologie already published in France. It has been reworked and rewritten in order to meet the specific requirements of the British and American markets. The only risk of it not being published is by not reaching the Kickstarter goal.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €35 or more About US$ 41

    Classic Edition - Early Bird

    A COPY OF THE BOOK: CLASSIC EDITION

    Features your name listed in the Book as a Backer.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 47

    Collector's Edition - Early Bird

    A COPY OF THE BOOK: COLLECTOR'S EDITION

    Features your name listed in the Book as a Backer.

    Includes:
    • Hardcover
    • Slipcase
    • Unique Cover

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 47

    GameCube Anthology Classic Edition

    A COPY OF THE BOOK: CLASSIC EDITION

    Features your name listed in the book as a Backer.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    25 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €45 or more About US$ 53

    GameCube Anthology Collector's Edition

    A COPY OF THE BOOK: COLLECTOR'S EDITION

    Features your name listed in the Book as a Backer.

    Includes:
    • Hardcover
    • Slipcase
    • Unique Cover

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    97 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €70 or more About US$ 82

    Ultimate Edition - Early Bird

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE

    A COPY OF THE BOOK: ULTIMATE EDITION

    Features your name listed in the Book as a Backer.

    Includes:
    • GameCube Anthology Collector's Edition
    • Box Art Collection Supplement - With All The GameCube Covers From Around The World (200 pages+)
    • Hardcover
    • Exclusive Slipcase
    • Numbered Edition (Limited to 1000 copies)
    • Unique Cover
    • Certificate of Authenticity

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €75 or more About US$ 88

    GameCube Anthology - Ultimate Edition

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE

    A COPY OF THE BOOK: ULTIMATE EDITION

    Features your name listed in the Book as a Backer.

    Includes:
    • GameCube Anthology Collector's Edition
    • Box Art Collection Supplement - With All The GameCube Covers From Around The World (200 pages+)
    • Hardcover
    • Exclusive Slipcase
    • Numbered Edition (Limited to 1000 copies)
    • Unique Cover
    • Certificate of Authenticity

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 502 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €100 or more About US$ 118

    Geeks-Line Classic Bundle Pack

    The Classic Bundle Pack includes:

    • Nintendo 64 Anthology Classic Edition
    • PlayStation Anthology Classic Edition
    • GameCube Anthology Classic Edition

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    17 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €130 or more About US$ 153

    Geeks-Line Collector's Bundle Pack

    This Collector's Bundle Pack includes:

    • Nintendo 64 Anthology Collector's Edition
    • PlayStation Anthology Collector's Edition
    • GameCube Anthology Collector's Edition

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    28 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge €150 or more About US$ 176

    TWO COPIES OF THE BOOK ULTIMATE EDITION

    Offer the second copy to a friend and enjoy lower shipping rates.

    Features your name listed in the Book as a Backer.

    Includes:
    • GameCube Anthology Collector's Edition
    • Box Art Collection Supplement - With All The GameCube Covers From Around The World (200 pages+)
    • Hardcover
    • Exclusive Slipcase
    • Numbered Edition (Limited to 1000 copies)
    • Unique Cover
    • Certificate of Authenticity

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge €500 or more About US$ 588

    Custom StarFox Edition Pack

    This deal includes the Ultimate Edition plus a hand-painted StarFox GameCube. With only 8 copies in the world, this numbered, custom-made machine is signed by the French artist Alex Tallone.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge €800 or more About US$ 941

    Custom Zelda Edition Pack

    This deal includes the Ultimate Edition plus a custom hand-carved Zelda GameCube. With only 8 copies in the world, this numbered, custom-made machine is signed by the French artist Alex Tallone.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 6 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)