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Video Games You Will Never Play
Frank Gasking, Heidi Kemps, Joe Martin, John Szczepaniak, Kurt Kalata, Guru Larry Bundy Jr, Shane Gill
Conor Hutton, Sam Batten, Matt Redmond, Matt Soulia, James Alan Griffiths, Jade Avis, Jesse Cook, Damiano Bacci, Tristan Avery, Various, Andrew Borman, Alberto Li Vigni, Sebastian Zavala
How many video games have you played during your life? Do you think games are a form of art that should be preserved? What if we told you that there are thousands of interesting games you'll never play, all of which could be lost forever? It's true, there are many cancelled titles that are often lost to video game history. While video games may not be largely considered to be on par with paintings and statues, they are still art on their own, just like books, movies, and music, and like other works of art, video games have their own lost works. Games that were cancelled, never released, and often not even known by the general public. Unfortunately, there is no proper museum dedicated on saving them.
Unseen64 is an online archive to preserve articles, screens and videos for cancelled, beta & unseen videogames. Every change and cut creates a different gaming experience: we would like to save some documents of this evolution for curiosity, historic and artistic preservation.
Over the course of almost 500 pages, the 45+ writers and editors of this crowdsourced book hope to educate the gaming world on the history of video games as an ephemeral art form, by showcasing more than 200 lost games that could have been forgotten. Starting from early '90s PC titles, to 8-bit games for the NES and Sega Master System, and all the way through to the 7th generation of consoles with PS3, X360 and Wii, there are many unseen games that you will discover in this book. Also included are essays about the preservation of cancelled games, how to research for these unseen titles, and 20 interviews with museums and developers who worked on lost games. In this book there's plenty of examples of what gaming history is losing every day.
Hopefully, by reading this book, more gamers, developers, youtubers, gaming journalists and historians can look back at what could have been and as a result raise awareness on the preservation of lost games: to see the hidden stories that played a part in leading gaming culture to where it is now.
This is the full color version of the book, the content is identical to the black / white version, the only difference is the cover and the interior color.
Before to read this book, please keep in mind that:
- The lost games featured in this book are just a small sample of all the titles we will never play. It would be impossible to list them all in just one book.
- We are a collective of gamers from all around the world.
- This book is fully in English, but most articles were written by Italians and people from other non-English countries. Each article was proofread by English native speakers, but there could still be typos and random engrish.
- This book was made with love and sleep deprivation.
- Publication Date:
- 1537389025 / 9781537389028
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 7" x 10"
- Full Color with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Games / Video & Electronic / General