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About this project

 

 

I remember that excitement as a kid sliding Super Mario Land into my Gameboy for the first time, listening to those upbeat chip tunes and playing till the batteries went flat. That was a good 25 years ago. ​
 

About 6 months ago I found that same Gameboy, scrounged up some batteries and fired it up....the nostalgia was real! 

After playing all the way through Super Mario Land in a single sitting I thought wouldn't it be great to create a book containing artistic shots of each console with full page spreads of my favorite games to bring back those childhood memories. 

A way to absorb every detail, every line and every pixel of my favorite consoles and games. 

And so Press Start was born.

 

I started showing friends images and page concepts of my book and a something I wasn't expecting happened, instead of saying "oh yeah...games" they were getting genuinely excited! 

They started sharing stories of their favorite systems and games and asking if they could get a copy when I was done. ​ I thought to myself, I'm onto something here, I need to expand the project to include more systems and games. 

Which brings me to Kickstarter, whilst I have the equipment and skills to produce a truly excellent book, I don't have the resources to produce them on a mass scale, so I'm turning to crowdfunding to in the hopes of finding likewise geeks who might like to have a copy themselves.

 

 

 

 

Simple, you'll receive a copy of the book as well as the ability to make suggestions and vote on the contents. Each book will be printed in full color on high quality paper. 

As an added thank you for your support, each copy will be individually numbered and the production run will be limited to backers only. This will ensure Press Start remains a collectible for years to come. 

After the crowdfunding campaign no more copies will ever be produced!

 

 

Over a quarter of the book is complete, a supplier has been selected, the supply chain has all been worked out and a perfect sample has been produced. ​ All that's required is access to some more consoles and another few months of solid work, with that in mind we're aiming to have these books delivered before Christmas 2017.

 

Interested in sharing the project on your website, blog or Facebook page? Please Do!

You can find a heap of information about the project as well as high resolution images and a copy of the video at www.level1books.com.

Risks and challenges

It seems the biggest hurdle with crowdfunding projects is that nobody expects anything to go wrong, rather than simply closing our eyes and hoping for the best we've put significant work into the production and supply chain before launching.

The supplier has been confirmed and has produced a truly excellent sample, we have also negotiated a deal with a distribution company that has significant experience fulfilling crowdfunding campaigns and will be actively managing both companies to ensure quality control and customer satisfaction.

To facilitate post campaign communication we will be utilizing a backer management platform that will allow backers to provide and update shipping addresses prior to fulfillment. Backers will also be able to ask questions about their orders and report any issues with shipping.

In order to accommodate any missing shipments we will be producing an additional 10%. These will be held securely at the distribution warehouse to ensure any missing copies can be reshipped within a few days notice.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $38

    Early Bird Special

    One copy of Press Start

    As one of the first supporters we're saying thanks with a $30 saving for the first 100 orders.

    400 pages of original photography, screenshots and artwork.

    Don't forget to help us out by sharing on Facebook, we'll even throw in some free stickers to say thanks!

    Includes:
    • Press Start: A Visual History of the Home Video Game Console.
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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $61

    One Copy of Press Start

    One copy of Press Start

    400 pages of original photography, screenshots and artwork.

    Don't forget to help us out by sharing on Facebook, we'll even throw in some free stickers to say thanks!

    Includes:
    • Press Start: A Visual History of the Home Video Game Console.
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    Pledge AU$ 160 or more About $123

    Two Copies of Press Start

    Two copies of Press Start

    400 pages of original photography, screenshots and artwork.

    Don't forget to help us out by sharing on Facebook, we'll even throw in some free stickers to say thanks!

    Includes:
    • Press Start: A Visual History of the Home Video Game Console.
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    Pledge AU$ 240 or more About $184

    Three Copies of Press Start

    Three copies of Press Start

    400 pages of original photography, screenshots and artwork.

    Don't forget to help us out by sharing on Facebook, we'll even throw in some free stickers to say thanks!

    Includes:
    • Press Start: A Visual History of the Home Video Game Console.
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