C64: Polish Pixels in Video Games

C64: Polish Pixels in Video Games Crowdfunder

Last Updated on February 22, 2024

Support C64: Polish Pixels in Video Games and learn about the secret life of the Commodore 64!

When we think of C64 games, we mostly consider the titles released in the USA and Western Europe. But back in the 1980s and 1990s, behind the Iron Curtain, the computer had another life! C64: Polish Pixels in Video Games is a new book that aims to lift the lid on what the C64 got up to in Poland 40-odd years ago.

Written by Krzysiek “Chris” Augustyn, the “coffee table” book features exclusive interviews, photographs, trivia, and stories from the developers. The tome also delves into the C64 demoscene, which thanks to UNESCO is now (rightly) considered a proud part of Poland’s cultural scene.

As you can see, it is a sumptuously produced volume, covering games from the 1980s to the present day, and features:

  • Over 240 pages of pure C64 gold, with a special shoutout to the Polish developers behind these games.
  • Over 90 games get the spotlight, each with a 2-page spread that’s like a backstage pass to the devs’ world. Plus, a cool section on C+4/16/116 games!
  • More than 15 deep dives with the devs, demosceners, and journos who lived the C64 dream.

Looks good, doesn’t it?

But who is Augustyn? He’s the brains behind retro gaming site PolishPixels, and co-created the GameStory TV series. He’s also coded six C64 games, and – prepare yourselves – released this book in Poland!

The C64: Polish Pixels in Video Games crowdfunder is aimed at taking the Polish book and translating it to English. With 26 days left to go, the campaign has so far reached 25% of its £7,277 target, and offers a number of variant covers and bundles as perks. You can back (and receive a copy) from as little as £9 for the digital version, or £17 for the hardback version, while perks include eeverything from digital keys to stickers and postcards.

Interested? Now is the time to back the project on Indiegogo!

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Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine, TechRadar.com, and other publications.

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