A book celebrating the Commodore Amiga is proving to be popular with fans
Recently we reported that Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium managed to break its initial funding goals on Kickstarter in only a day. Now the book commemorating Commodore’s champion of late 1980s early 1990s home PC gaming has surpassed all current stretch goals on Kickstarter with (at the time of writing) 18 days still left to go on the campaign.
Having now broken past the £75,000 mark in crowdfunding, all backers will be getting an exclusive CD re-recording of David Whittaker’s soundtrack for the platforming classic Shadow of the Beast, courtesy of composer Tim Wright (aka CoLD SToRAGE) who has previously provided music for both the Shadow of the Beast sequels, Lemmings, WipEout, Colony Wars and Gravity Crash.
Other goodies available to backers include an A3 Another World poster and a metal bookmark engraved with the Amiga logo. The full list of stretch goals, as they currently stand is below.
The Amiga Commpendium is to be published by Bitmap Books, who’ve previously successfully funded a visual celebration of the Amiga’s predecessor, the C64. Bitmap’s new campaign however has managed to achieve three times the initial funding, showing there’s a hardcore of Amiga fans out there waiting to get their hands on this one.
The Commpendium which will be rich with iconic artwork from the Amiga era, will contain contributions from leading developers of the time - a list which includes such greats as Team 17, Sensible Software, Bitmap Brothers, Ocean Software, Delphine Software, Cinemaware and Lucasfilm Games.
If you’re interested to check out the definitive book on all things Amiga and also fancy getting some Amiga nostalgia items thrown in, then there’s still time to make a pledge which you can do by hitting this link.