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The magazine for 8-bit computer enthusiasts covering classic computers like the Apple II, Commodore 64, CPC, Sinclair Spectrum and more
The magazine for 8-bit computer enthusiasts covering classic computers like the Apple II, Commodore 64, CPC, Sinclair Spectrum and more
The magazine for 8-bit computer enthusiasts covering classic computers like the Apple II, Commodore 64, CPC, Sinclair Spectrum and more
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8-bit Magazine Issue 2 (Amstrad, Commodore, Sinclair & more)

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THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS AND USERS OF EIGHT BIT COMPUTERS ... 

Eight Bit Magazine will celebrate early eight bit microcomputers from the 1970's to the early 90's. While most publications cover only the gaming aspect of such computers we want to cover the hardware and programming side of things as well. After a successful Issue 1 Kickstarter  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8bitmagazine/eight-bit-magazine) we are delighted to offer even more in Issue 2.


What will you get?   

You will get a full colour, A5 size, 68 page printed magazine full of great articles written by people with a wealth of knowledge and passion for those computers. Expect programming, technical and gaming articles for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair Spectrum, Atari and more! 

Collectors Guide to the Sinclair ZX81
Collectors Guide to the Sinclair ZX81

 

Codemasters 30 games on 1 CD
Codemasters 30 games on 1 CD

 

What will be covered?  

Everything 8 bit from games to programming to hardware projects to enhance your enjoyment of those eight bit wonders. The goal of the magazine is to create the excitement of computer magazines of the 80's and early 90's, both gaming and otherwise. A part of the excitement is holding a proper magazine in your hand unlike reading online where something is lost. We have a number of people involved in this kickstarter project and the plan is to get more on-board for future issues. We want to create a community of eight bit enthusiasts writing for the magazine coming up with articles we haven't even thought of yet.

Issue 2 Front Page
Issue 2 Front Page

Why such a low Kickstarter goal?

After the success of issue 1 the low Kickstarter goal is all we need to guarantee at least another 12 issues of 8-bit. Of course we expect to go much longer than that :-) 

Previous Work 

Successful Kickstarter campaign for Issue 1 of Eight Bit Magazine: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8bitmagazine/eight-bit-magazine

 

Eight Bit Magazine Issue 1
Eight Bit Magazine Issue 1

 

Sample of Issue 1
Sample of Issue 1

Sample of the main article in Issue 1
Sample of the main article in Issue 1

Previously worked on a fanzine called CPC Oxygen covering 8 bit computers from Amstrad. 

 You can view old issues of CPC Oxygen here: http://eightbitmagazine.com/cpcoxygen/index.html 

 You can download the CPC Oxygen Yearbook 2004 for free from here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/cpc-oxygen-team/the-cpc-oxygen-yearbook-amstrad-cpc/ebook/product-17484274.html 

I was involved in getting the rights from Future Publishing to scan and put online issues of Amstrad Action. With the help of a number of people in the Amstrad community all 117 issues were online in a matter of weeks. 

You can still view those issues here: http://eightbitmagazine.com/cpcoxygen/aa.html I also wrote a number of retro articles for Micro Mart magazine in the early 2000's.

Risks and challenges

There's no risk involved, especially if you liked issue 1. When the project reaches it funding goal it will be professionally printed and posted to each and every person who funded the project.

The magazine is guaranteed to be at least 68 pages in length, in full colour containing articles about eight bit computers written by enthusiasts of eight bit computers.

Issue 1 was successfully funded and received positive feedback. Issue 2 aims to be better.

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    Issue 2 of Eight Bit Magazine

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    Issue 2 of Eight Bit + Short Message

    Copy of Issue 2 plus your full name in print and up to 128 characters of any text as you like as long as it's not too offensive. Strictly limited to 50 backers. Free world wide delivery.

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    Issue 1 and 2 of Eight Bit Magazine

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    Issue 2 of Eight Bit Magazine + Advert

    Half page advert plus a copy of Issue 2. Adverts are strictly limited to six half page ads and must be of interest to retro computer users. 1 ad per person / business. Advert can be either 148 x 105 mm (5.8 x 4.15 inches) or 74 x 210 mm (2.9 x 8.3 inches) at 300 DPI.

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    Issue 2 of Eight Bit + Back Page Advert

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    Six Issue Subscription

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    Twelve Issue Subscription

    Twelve issue subscription of Eight Bit Magazine starting at issue 2 or 3.

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    Six Issue Subscription PLUS

    Six issues of Eight Bit Magazine starting at Issue 2. With six half page adverts, one for each issue.

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