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  StoryBundle's "Greatest Hits" Gaming Books Offers 95 Books for Only $30
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

December 3, 2020 - StoryBundle, a pay-what-you-want service that offers digital books by indie authors, has launched its largest gaming-themed bundle of 95 DRM-free eBooks, available for a limited time. Readers can buy five books for only $5, or get the full bundle for $30.
The "Greatest Hits" Game Bundle includes books published by Stay Awhile and Listen author David L. Craddock, historians Jeremy Parish and Matt Barton, popular publisher Boss Fight Books, author and game designer Leigh Alexander, and dozens more. Books cover topics from the early years of the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy, to the creation and lore of Dark Souls, to behind-the-scenes accounts of World of WarCraft developer Blizzard Entertainment, to interviews with legendary game designers like Doom co-creator John Romero, and many more.
"This bundle is the last time gamers can get these books from StoryBundle at such an unbeatable price," says author and StoryBundle curator David L. Craddock. "With the pack of 95 books priced at $30, customers are paying less than 30 cents per book, the perfect holiday gift for gamers who want to learn more about their favorite hobby."
A portion of the "Greatest Hits" Game Bundle will go toward the World Health Organization's efforts to battle the spread and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. "All of our gaming bundles this year have been organized with the intention of entertaining readers quarantined at home and missing their friends and families," Craddock continues.
A full list of books in the "Boss Fight" bundle can be found below.
StoryBundle allows customers to pay what they want for some or all DRM-free digital books in a bundle. At checkout, customers choose how much of their proceeds go to the bundle's authors and their charitable partners.
StoryBundle's "Greatest Hits" bundle will run from December 2, 2020, until December 24. The bundle can be found at
About StoryBundle
StoryBundle takes a selection of books and groups them together to offer as a bundle. Then you, the reader, can take a look at the titles and decide how much you'd like to pay for a few of them, or the whole set. Each bundle includes bonus books that can be purchased by meeting a bonus threshold. When you meet the bonus threshold—set when you purchase the bundle—you'll get the bonus title(s) included with your bundle automatically. For more information, visit
StoryBundle's "Greatest Hits" bundle includes:
•         Stay Awhile and Listen Book 1 - Legendary Edition by David L. Craddock
•         HG101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1 by Kurt Kalata
•         Somebody Set Up Us the ROM, Part One by John Harris
•         An Introduction To Video Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         Game Boy Works Vol. I by Jeremy Parish
•         Stay Awhile and Listen (2): Lords of Terror Edition by David L. Craddock
•         Dungeon Hacks: Expanded Edition by David L. Craddock
•         Arcade Perfect by David L. Craddock
•         GameDev Stories: Interviews About Game Development and Culture by David L. Craddock
•         GameDev Stories: Volume 2 by David L. Craddock
•         GameDev Stories - Volume 3 by David L. Craddock
•         GameDev Stories: Volume 4 by David L. Craddock
•         GameDev Stories: Volume 6 - How Games Are Made by David L. Craddock
•         Red to Black - The Making of Rogue Legacy by David L. Craddock
•         Bottomless Pit - Volume 1 by David L. Craddock
•         Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters by David L. Craddock
•         Anything But Sports - The Making of FTL by David L. Craddock
•         Once Upon a Point & Click by David L. Craddock
•         Everybody Shake! - The Making of Spaceteam by David L. Craddock
•         Beneath a Starless Sky by David L. Craddock
•         Stairway to Badass by David L. Craddock
•         So You Want to Play Go? by Jonathan Hop
•         Put This In Your Brain: The Best of Unwinnable Weekly by Stu Horvath & the Unwinnable Writers
•         Designers & Dragons - 1970s, 1980s, 1990s & 2000s by Shannon Appelcline
•         A Psychogeography of Games by Hannah Nicklin
•         The Game Beat by Kyle Orland
•         The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures by Kurt Kalata
•         HG 101 Presents: An Unofficial Guide to Castlevania by Kurt Kalata
•         HG101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 2 by Kurt Kalata
•         HG101 Presents: Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters by Kurt Kalata
•         HG101 Presents: The Guide to Shoot-em-ups Vol. 1 by Kurt Kalata
•         HG101 Presents: The Guide to Retro Indie Games Vol. 1 by Kurt Kalata
•         HG101 Presents: Contra and Other Konami Classics by Kurt Kalata
•         HG101 Presents - The 200 Best Video Games of All Time by Kurt Kalata
•         Retro Game Super Translation Selection by Kurt Kalata and Hanenashi Error
•         HG 101 Digest Vol 1 - Strider and Bionic Commando by Kurt Kalata
•         HG 101 Digest Vol 2 - Taito Arcade Classics by Kurt Kalata
•         HG101 Presents: Épopée - Tales from French Game Developers by Thomas Ribault
•         Braving Britannia by Wes Locher
•         The Black Book of Animal Crossing New Horizons by John Harris
•         21 Unexpected Games to Love on the Atari VCS by John Harris
•         8-Bit Obituaries by John Harris
•         Memories of Arcadia by John Harris
•         Somebody Set Up Us the ROM, Part Two by John Harris
•         Fallen Down - Heartache & Compassion in Undertale by Joel Couture
•         P.T. - A Video Game Ghost Story by Joel Couture
•         You and Your Friends Are Dead by Joel Couture
•         Figure Fight by John Harris
•         Level Up! A JRPG Creator's Handbook by John Harris
•         Bug Voyage! by John Harris
•         Pleasant Dreams: The Welcoming Play of Kirby's Dream Land by Joel Couture
•         Faster Than Light by Jamie Lendino
•         The Walkthrough: Insider Tales from a Life in Strategy Guides by Doug Walsh
•         Honoring the Code by Matt Barton
•         Dungeons & Desktops by Matt Barton
•         History of Digital Games: Developments in Art, Design and Interaction by Andrew Williams
•         Videogames for Humans by Merritt Kopas
•         Exp. Negatives by Mathew Kumar
•         Video War by Stephen Manes
•         GameCube Video Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         Nintendo 64 Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         PC Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         PS2 and Xbox Video Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         Sega Saturn Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 Video Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         Verb/ose by Duncan R. Piasecki
•         Dreamcast Video Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         Handheld Video Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         PlayStation Games You Will Never Play by Unseen64
•         The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Vol. 1 by John Szczepaniak
•         The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Vol. 2 by John Szczepaniak
•         Souls of Darkness by Gary Butterfield
•         Commodork - Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie by Rob O'Hara
•         Commodorkier - New Tales from an Old Dork by Rob O'Hara
•         Candid Conversations in Code by Ethan Johnson
•         NES Works Volume 1: 1985 by Jeremy Parish
•         The Anatomy of Super Mario by Jeremy Parish
•         Game Boy Works Vol. 2 by Jeremy Parish
•         NES Works Volume 2: 1986 by Jeremy Parish
•         Critical Hits by Zoe Jellicoe
•         Heterotopias 001 by Gareth Damian Martin
•         Clipping Through - One Mad Week in Video Games by Leigh Alexander
•         Boss Fight Books: EarthBound by Ken Baumann
•         Boss Fight Books: Jagged Alliance 2 by Darius Kazemi
•         Boss Fight Books: Super Mario Bros. 2 by Jon Irwin
•         Boss Fight Books: Chrono Trigger by Michael P. Williams
•         Boss Fight Books: ZZT by Anna Anthropy
•         Boss Fight Books: Galaga by Michael Kimball
•         Continue? The Boss Fight Books Anthology by Gabe Durham
•         You Died: The Unofficial Dark Souls Companion by Keza MacDonald and Jason Killingsworth
•         Generation Decks: The Unofficial History of Magic the Gathering by Titus Chalk
•         Trigger Happy 2.0 by Steven Poole
•         Dungeons & Dreamers by Brad King and John Borland
•         Game of X - Vol 1.: The Untold History of Xbox by Rusel DeMaria
•         Game of X - Vol. 2 by Rusel DeMaria