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June 7th, 2013 | EarthBound
There’s a new-ish Kickstarter project that might be up your alley if you’re into literature about games: Boss Fight Books. It looks like the Kickstarter is already funded, and the first book that’s set to be released is about EarthBound! Here’s the description about it:
Book #1: Earthbound by Ken Baumann
There is no better title with which to start a video game series than Earthbound, an RPG that flopped when it first arrived to the U.S., only to grow in fans and critical acclaim over the years, eventually becoming the All-Time Favorite Game of thousands, among them Ken Baumann.
Baumann will explore the game’s origins, its marketing failures, its cult rise from the ashes, the ways in which the game is a window into “what the world thinks of American culture and mythology,” how he and his older brother bonded over the game as kids, and what it’s like to try to recreate childhood experiences.
Ken Baumann lives in Los Angeles. He’s worked as an actor for ten years in film, theater, and television. He starred in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, a series on ABC Family, for five seasons. He’s the author of the novels Solip and the forthcoming Say, Cut, Map. His fiction, poetry and essays have been published at VICE, HTMLGiant, The New York Tyrant and elsewhere. Baumann also runs Sator Press, a nonprofit that publishes innovative literature.
It looks like the EarthBound book is tentatively scheduled to be released this December. There’s also a little more info in this Kickstarter video too:
So if you’re interested, check out the full Kickstarter page here!
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29 Comments to An EarthBound Book in the Works
- Moonside: I know this is very unrelated to the topic but, what ever happened the Chewy’s Novel Translation? The webpage now asks for a...
- Anonymous: “…while EarthBound is just a game, it’s one of those rare games that brings out the best in people.” <–...
- game4brains: As someone who’s half-Korean, this is pretty interesting to me, particularly because this was published during a period where...
- KingMike: I think the other SFC game in the review scores are Live A Live and some baseball game (Super Power League 2)?
- StarmanAlex: @Chivi-chivik My beta remake is gonna be so obsolete if this continues