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Kickstarter for Atari ST Demoscene Book

category: general [glöplog]
For anyone who is into the ST-Stuff: i recently started a book about the Atari ST Demoscene, about the history and the art. It's a very design-orientated coffee table book, guided by an essayistic view onto the beginning of the 16-bit era.

It also tells the story of german game-developer Thalion, as they were formed by demoscene members. Might be also interesting to Amiga, PC and C64-Users as they have done legendary games for this machines, too. I' am in direct contact with the makers of that time.

For some layouts and informations around the concept, please refer to my webpage:

The forthcoming Kickstarter will be linked here. I am glad if you spread the word in the meantime.

Best regards to all of you!
added on the 2016-04-01 15:26:58 by Rockabit Rockabit
Yes, cool! I love Atari more than Amiga and want to learn more about it's history, so I wanna really check it.
added on the 2016-04-01 16:57:00 by Optimus Optimus
Kickstarter campaing launched !

That's awesome. need to learn more atari history.

i like small players. amiga is big. atari is more interesting i know less. sounds like amstrad
added on the 2016-05-09 23:38:43 by Optimus Optimus
I backed of couerrse.
added on the 2016-05-09 23:38:54 by Optimus Optimus
Atari ST - basically an amiga without tits and pussy, difficult to learn, hard to master :D
added on the 2016-05-10 14:58:41 by moredhel moredhel
Atari ST Demoscene?
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€50 book?
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why is the signed copy cheaper, does your autograph look THAT bad?
damn shame the price is so high. :( not an ST sceneer/giuy but would have just bought it for pretty pics etc otherwise
added on the 2016-05-10 17:41:17 by Canopy Canopy
@Moredhel : you will never change and neither will the quality of your comments.

@AgentProvocateur : either this is humor or you are a moron (of course this comment is humour !)

50 euros for a 200 page 23x17cm book with shipping isn't so high and it takes ball to make dreams into reality. I wish I could make my own Democyclopedia blog into a book but it is atm too much work for a single man.

Oh and of course I'm digging up this topic in the hope that some interested people may contribute.
added on the 2016-05-12 09:23:31 by Scali Scali
This is what you get when you mean you can have a serious thread on pouet. Lamers jumping on the train thinking they are funny and everybody else should have their opinion.
added on the 2016-05-12 10:03:05 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
20 days left and the goal hasn't been reached yet but it can be with the help and support of Atari demos lovers !

So visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/901494542/the-atari-st-and-the-creative-people-rise-of-the-d asap :)
Over 26 thousands of euros for making a book, I wonder how much do publishers pay for a book to moderately recognizable authors...
added on the 2016-05-18 09:34:32 by rutra80 rutra80
@rutra80: could it be that most of the money goes towards actually printing the book ;)
added on the 2016-05-18 09:49:28 by britelite britelite
And then again when selling it for 35 euro?
added on the 2016-05-18 12:09:35 by rutra80 rutra80
@rutra80: huh? people who contribute to the kickstarter are paying 35€ towards the 26k€, and in return they get the book (if it's funded in full).
added on the 2016-05-18 12:13:08 by britelite britelite
And the 35 is gone even, but anyway I paid way more, I am just crazy for Atari and it's history. I hope the project succeeds even if it seems unlikely now.
added on the 2016-05-18 12:15:39 by Optimus Optimus
Yeah that's...

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added on the 2016-05-18 13:08:20 by Gargaj Gargaj
Either way I backed it.
added on the 2016-05-18 13:10:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
I mean, first, one gets 26k euro for creating a book (minus costs of printing for those who pledged at least 35 euro), and then, after the book is created, one will charge at least 35 euro (probably more) for printing/selling each copy. It feels like charging for creation twice.
Don't get me wrong I have nothing against this project, I just ponder that it would be quite nice money, too nice I guess... Lower goal at this price, or lower price at this goal would be more realistic I guess.
added on the 2016-05-18 15:12:00 by rutra80 rutra80
after the book is created, one will charge at least 35 euro (probably more) for printing/selling each copy

Whut? People who pledged 35€ get a book, and that's it.
added on the 2016-05-18 15:13:54 by Gargaj Gargaj
It's not, the book will be available for others to buy then, and still it will cost at least 35$ which is a lot (note that there's ~20k euro in the pocket already in such case).
added on the 2016-05-18 15:30:08 by rutra80 rutra80
It's not, the book will be available for others to buy the

[citation needed]
added on the 2016-05-18 15:54:30 by Gargaj Gargaj


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