The Graftgold Story

The Graftgold Story Kickstarter hits target

Last Updated on March 19, 2024

Is The Graftgold Story one that finally needs to be told 40 years later? This Kickstarter certainly seems to think so…

Here’s a lovely 8-bit flavoured Kickstarter to back, courtesy of Chris Wilkins. He’s the retro publishing powerhouse behind everything from the reborn Zzap!64 and CRASH to The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey and everything in between.

Graftgold existed from 1983 to 1998 and developed games for 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit systems. Its library of games is considerable (and includes Uridium and the port of Rainbow Islands), which begs the question: why don’t more people know about Graftgold.

Well hopefully that is about to change with The Graftgold Story, from FusionRetroBooks.

You can get the PDF of the book for £10 and the printed copy plus PDF for £25. There is also a smart-looking slipcase version for £30. Or you could opt for a signed slipcase for £40, or the book plus enable badges and bag for £50. Various add-ons can be included in your pledge, too. These include extra copies, badges, and signed A3 frames of Graftgold game artwork.

Founded by Steve Turner, Graftgold’s most famous developer aside from the founder was Andrew Braybrook. This volume is drawn from interviews with the pair:

Over the last few years we have become very close to Andrew Braybrook and Steve Turner and have been told many stories of their adventures with Graftgold. It therefore seemed fitting to produce a book on this historical important company, and this is what we have started to do.

Fancy backing this? Head to the Graftgold Story Kickstarter page now.

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