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A book that celebrates the beauty of the ZX Spectrum. Full of pixel art, iconic box art and contributions from industry legends
A book that celebrates the beauty of the ZX Spectrum. Full of pixel art, iconic box art and contributions from industry legends
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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    A BIG THANK YOU: A massive thank you from me! As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates.

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    PDF: You will get a PDF version of the book. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates.

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    SOFTCOVER BOOK: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory! As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    HARDBACK BOOK: You get the hardback version of book in all it's full colour lithographic glory! As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    SET OF FIVE LOADING SCREEN REMAKE POSTCARDS: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a set of five loading screen remake postcards. Each postcard features a full-colour loading screen by a modern pixel artists such as MAC, Diver and Craig Stevenson. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    Pledge £40 or more About US$ 50

    DREAMWALKER: ALTER EGO 2 GAME: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a physical copy of Dreamwalker: Alter Ego 2 on cassette. This special edition of the game is exclusive to this campaign and comes with a sticker sheet and A4 poster of the cover artwork by Trevor Storey. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    A2 'SPECTROPOLIS' POSTER BY RETRONATOR: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a stunning A2 'Spectropolis' poster by Retronator. This pixel art has been uniquely commissioned for this campaign. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    ULTIMATE PIN BADGES: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a set of four Ultimate Play the Game pin badges. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    T-SHIRT: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a 'I HEART COLOUR CLASH' t-shirt. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    Pledge £60 or more About US$ 75

    METAL MAN REMIXED GAME: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a physical copy of Metal man Remixed on cassette. This special edition of the game is exclusive to this campaign also comes with an A3 poster and soundtrack CD. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    THE BOOK PLUS YOUR OWN SPREAD: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also YOU get to own your own spread. YOU choose the game to be featured and even write a mini review to go with it! As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. (Please note that if you purchase this reward you will need to suggest five games and I will choose one of them with you to avoid duplication throughout the book.) International book delivery is tracked.

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    C-JEFF AY MUSIC CD AND POSTER: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a signed copy of C-Jeff's AY music CD. Also included is an A3 poster of the album artwork by Retronator. The poster will come rolled in a tube. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get an exclusive handwritten 'loader' postcard within your book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    SIGNED WHERE TIME STOOL STILL A3 POSTER: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a signed Where Time Stool Still A3 poster. The poster will be signed by John Heap and Bob Wakelin. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    SIGNED CHASE HQ A3 POSTER: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a signed Chase HQ A3 poster. The poster will be signed by Bill Harbison and Bob Wakelin. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    SIGNED BATMAN AND HEAD OVER HEELS BEAD ART: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a signed piece of Batman and Head Over Heels bead art. These will be signed by Jon Ritman. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    SIGNED STAR WARS A2 POSTER: You get the softcover book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a signed Star Wars A2 poster. The poster will be signed by game creator Andy Craven and artist Steinar Lund. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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    SIGNED C64 BOOK: You get the softcover Spectrum book in all it's full colour lithographic glory and also a copy of our Commodore 64 book, signed by Sam Dyer. The Commodore 64 book will also come with a C64 loader postcard. As an official backer of the campaign, you will get your name in the book and access to updates. Also included will be a PDF version of the book. You will also get five FREE Spectrum 'loader' postcards. International book delivery is tracked.

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