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StoryBundle's "Greatest Hits" collection of game books: 95 books for $30

Looking for something to read about video games? I've got 95 somethings.

David Craddock

Looking for something about video games to read? I've got 95 somethings. Right now through December 24, StoryBundle is running the Greatest Hits bundle of books about video games, curated by yours truly. Not only does the collection include 17 of my books, you'll find work by Boss Fight Books, Jeremy Parish, Leigh Alexander, Matt Barton, Kurt Kalata (founder and owner of Hardcore Gaming 101), and dozens more.

The bundle gives you 95 DRM-free ebooks for 30 bucks, a value that works out to less than 30 cents per book. You can read more about the bundle here. Look at it. Just look!

A portion of donations will go toward the World Health Organization. Like many of us, I've felt helpless during the pandemic, and looked for a way to give back. I've curated three StoryBundles of gaming books this year, and I'm proud to have partnered with charitable organizations doing their best to push back against the spread of this disease. Maybe it's not much, but it's something.

Among my offerings, you'll find some Shacknews Long Reads--which, as a reminder, Mercury subscribers can download as subscription perks. The Long Reads in this bundle are identical to the Mercury versions, so take advantage of your Mercury membership and grab those books here, here, and hereStairway to Badass has been updated to include both the original Stairway to Badass: The Making and Remaking of Doom Long Read from 2017, and 2019's Icon of Sin: Doom and the Making of John Romero's Sigil.

The full list of my books included in the bundle is:

  • Stay Awhile and Listen Book 1
  • Stay Awhile and Listen Book 2
  • Dungeon Hacks
  • Arcade Perfect (newly revised)
  • GameDev Stories Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 (There's no Volume 5. I, uh, skipped over it when I named 6. Look, it was a busy time.)
  • Red to Black: The Making of Rogue Legacy
  • Bottomless Pit: Running and Jumping Through Platform Games - Volume 1
  • Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters (Shacknews Long Read)
  • Anything But Sports: The Making of FTL: Faster Than Light
  • Once Upon a Point and Click: The Tale of King's Quest, Gabriel Knight, and the Queens of Adventure Gaming
  • Beneath a Starless Sky: Pillars of Eternity and the Infinity Engine Era of RPGs (Shacknews Long Read)
  • Everybody Shake! The Making of Spaceteam
  • Stairway to Badass: The Making and Remaking of Doom (Shacknews Long Read)
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