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Title: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: cpc4eva on 08:21, 13 January 18
John K and myself have put together a new 8BIT publication which is now live on kickstarter


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8bitmagazine/8-bit-annual-2018-for-8-bit-computers-and-consoles

It will be 200 plus pages of 8bit content covering Amstrad CPC, MSX, Spectrum and C64.

What will be the CPC content ?????

please see below:



CPC content


Hardware
=========

- DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion.
Written by: Carlos PineApple Linares



WIP’s 
=========

SUPER MARIO BROS - test scroll engine
SUDOPLUS
The Shadows of Sergoth
ROBBIE STRIKES BACK  (released!)
Space Moves 2 - no screens as yet as not a lot of work progressed.
Golden Tail - Kitsune’s Curse
Galactic Tomb -ESP Soft
Street Fighter 2 - exclusive interview
Babaliba
Ninjajar - the lost levels
Jarlac



REVIEWS
===========
Chibi Akumas Episode 2
THE LOST TREASURE OF CUAUTHEMOC
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
XALK - deluxe
Combat Pilot
Finding Red
Pentomino
4 LOST CPC GAMES = Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictaball,
Turn Quest
Try To Run Away
All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed with help from Jesus Delmas


Interviews
==========
Symbos / Prodatron interview
Jose Javier Garcia Aranda - 8BP for the CPC
Keith Sear
The Shadows of Sergoth - amazing interview and pictures
Mojon Twins
Shinning - bad arnold demo and Pentonimo


2016 games reviews
===================

Outlaws
Hire Hare
Imperial Mahjong

Blast from the past section - 1985
==============================

Yie Ar Kung Fu
Way of The Exploding Fist
Frank Bruno’s Boxing



Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: mr_lou on 09:40, 13 January 18
So by "annual" I'm assuming it'll be one magazine per year? And the first one will be about all the stuff that took place in 2018? That could be a nice Christmas present every year.


Due to my love for diskmags - and as a musician, I wanna make a suggestion here early in the project:

Books can contain text and images, so text authors and graphics artists are always included plenty in projects like this - but musicians are always left out for obvious reasons: You can't include music in a book.
Except you can! PDF files can in fact contain audio (https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/rich-media.html).

My suggestion is that you add an audio player in the PDF version to play various audio formats of the old computers, composed by various musicians on the different platforms.
The player could be an SWF file that plays formats like AY, YM, SID and so forth. (FLV and F4V isn't supported (anymore), but SWF should still be).

That way the PDF (almost) becomes a diskmag'ish thing. And adding music doesn't require a whole lot of space either, because these audio formats takes up very little space already.
You could also include MODs and XM files in the playlist.

I would be happy to contribute with some of my tracks.

 :)
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: Gryzor on 18:26, 13 January 18
What's that? A yearly book that will cover the CPC, too?


Step 1: go to KS
Step 2: BACKED


To do:
-read the KS description
-read the rest of this thread :D
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: keith56 on 00:33, 14 January 18
Sounds like a great project!

I've backed this - I look forward to seeing it!
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: ervin on 12:31, 14 January 18
Backed! I really hope this funding campaign succeeds!

Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: keith56 on 15:32, 01 February 18
I see this is now 98% funded... just a couple more people needed for it to be fully funded!
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: Gryzor on 15:37, 01 February 18
Yesss! Let's push it a bit more... :)
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: keith56 on 05:07, 04 February 18
I see the Kickstarter has passed 100%!

Congrats guys!
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: Gryzor on 11:39, 04 February 18
Yes indeed! What could be the stretch goals though? A coverdisk perhaps? :D
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: Lazy Dude on 16:30, 04 February 18
The kickstarter info looks like there is a well organised team on the case. Hmm... think I might just have a punt at this.
 8)
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: cpc4eva on 09:17, 04 March 18
only 9 days left of the 8-bit annual kickstarter.  Click on the link below to get yours before the closing date.  John has been working away putting pages together some samples below of how it is looking with reviews of games for Amstrad CPC, c64 and MSX https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8bitmagazine/8-bit-annual-2018-for-8-bit-computers-and-consoles



Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: Gryzor on 17:19, 04 March 18
Really satisfying to see it reached such a height :)
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: cpc4eva on 07:21, 14 March 18
The 8-BIT ANNUAL kickstarter closed earlier today.

Just want to say thank you to all the people who supported us.

Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: keith56 on 22:50, 14 March 18
Great news! Congratulations on a successful kickstarter!
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: Dominoid on 22:04, 22 March 18
Is this different content to the magazines or is it a best of compilation?
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: 8-BIT ANNUAL on 18:13, 24 July 18
Is this different content to the magazines or is it a best of compilation?


different to the eight bit mags.... all game reviews and interviews.... here are some progress pics we got a sample book made up images below you can also buy a copy from this link http://eightbitmagazine.com/store.php


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Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: 8-BIT ANNUAL on 20:16, 30 July 18
8-BIT ANNUAL 2018 book is nearing completion here is a progress update with a link to a YT vid of how its looking in print.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=dvgR5CpzQHo
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: Gryzor on 13:08, 22 August 18
Looks beautiful. No pushing, but the obligatory question: any estimate about shipping?
Title: Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
Post by: AMSDOS on 11:56, 29 November 18
I got the Link for the Online PDF today. Very Polished.