THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS AND USERS OF EIGHT BIT COMPUTERS ...
Eight Bit Magazine 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 multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns, we are delighted to offer even more in Issue 6.
What's in the magazine and 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 Atari 8-bit range, Apple II, Commodore, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair Spectrum and more! 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 onboard 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.
What will be covered in this issue?
- Repairing the BBC Micro Computer
- The Sinclair ZX Spectrum
- Games from the Movies (part 2)
- Game Reviews
- The Eight Bit Adventurer
- Interviews, technical articles and more!
Optional Games Cassette
We are also including an optional cassette packed with fantastic games for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. More information soon.
Free Optional Message in the Magazine
Every backer will have the option to include their name and a short message up to 128 characters in length, which will be printed in the magazine.
Video Reviews of Eight Bit Magazine
Free Sample Issue
You can view a free sample issue at https://issuu.com/eightbitmagazine/docs/sample_20issue_201
Why such a low Kickstarter goal?
Because it's not about the money. We are committed to bringing you this issue and future issues as promised in previous Kickstarters. We are in it for the retro community and not for profit.
You can see my previous Kickstarter projects here, including 8-bit Annual 2018 which I was a part of:
I previously worked on a fanzine called CPC Oxygen covering the 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 previous issues. When the project reaches its 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 to 5 was successfully funded and received positive feedback. Issue 6 aims to be even better.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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