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My JA2 book is out today[message #335135] Mon, 25 August 2014 16:47 Go to next message
DariusK
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Registered:December 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Hi everyone, my JA2 book was released today. The first half is a history of how it was made, and the second half has some of my analysis on why this is my favorite game. I also dive into the source code a bit.

Here's the main page where you can order a paperback or ebook (mobi, epub, PDF). And here's the Amazon page for the Kindle version.

I've interviewed much of the core dev team, including Ian Currie, Linda Currie, Shaun Lyng, Chris Camfield, and Alex Meduna. I also interview people involved in JA1, and I talk about the trajectory of the game's development--how Sir-tech ended up publishing the series (largely gleaned from interviews with Rob Sirotek).
Re: My JA2 book is out today[message #335138] Mon, 25 August 2014 21:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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Well done you :super:

I'm sure a few copies will be bought around here .
Hope it sells well ... :ok:


Re: My JA2 book is out today[message #335141] Tue, 26 August 2014 01:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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I previewed the book on Amazon and I liked what I saw. Gonna check it out.


Re: My JA2 book is out today[message #335152] Tue, 26 August 2014 17:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DariusK
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Registered:December 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Thanks so much! Another excerpt was published today:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-mercenaries-and-gun-culture-shaped-one-of-the-best-strategy-games-ever-made

The first half of the book is mostly a straight history of the JA series and is what you see in the Amazon preview. The second half of the book gets a little wilder--it's still full of interviews with the devs but I try to figure out WHY the game is so great. The above excerpt is from the second half.
Re: My JA2 book is out today[message #335155] Tue, 26 August 2014 23:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
grim

 
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Your writing is of high quality. I really enjoyed reading that excerpt. Congrats for the book!
Re: My JA2 book is out today[message #335194] Thu, 28 August 2014 22:41 Go to previous message
DariusK
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Registered:December 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Thanks for the kind words!
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