Popular out-of-print video game book could come back thanks to Kickstarter initiative
Pilgrim in the Microworld could make a return to bookshelves
An initiative was just started to raise funds to bring back a precious book that, at one point in the past, was a must-read for those entering into the video game world. Boss Fight Book is the book publisher who now is presenting a small campaign in Kickstarter to bring back this publication that has been out of print for a few years now. Pilgrim in the Microworld is a book about the 1976 Atari arcade game Breakout, and for a long time, getting this book has been possible only in used condition.
David Sudnow is the author of this book and, among his activities, he was also a pianist and piano teacher. He passed away two years ago, but, for a long time, this Pilgrim in the Microworld book has been considered an important book for the game’s criticism and scholarship. Now, Boss Fight Games, along with its campaign, are willing to bring the 22nd book in the series. Interestingly, when it was first published, no one thought a book about how to play a game would have any significance.
Included in the Kickstarter proposal describes the game as “the book’s modern readers remain fascinated by an obsessive, brilliant, and often hilarious quest to learn to play Breakout just as one would learn the piano.” Sudnow is also the author of the book Ways of Hand: The Organization of Improvised Conduct. The amount asked by this campaign starts with $1,000 and so far it has collected $3,928 and will be active for another 15 days on the Kickstarter’s website. A digital copy can be acquired with a $5 pledge and the physical version for a $15 payment along with a $5 shipment price within the US.