I backed it! My only concern is that Mark Cerny is writing the intro. I like Mark Cerny but I think some of the things he's said about the Master System in the past have been off-base, or at least oversimplifications. Specifically he's expressed the opinion that most of the early software for the SMS was shovelware, intended to create a big library of games without regard to quality. I think the truth is that there are a lot more high quality games than poor ones. Many of the early games seem quite simple at first but reveal a good amount of depth... well, I don't really need to convince this crowd of that. I understand that he has his own perspective as an insider but I just don't like the way he's framed those discussions in the past.
Backers of this book should now have received a PDF version. It's brilliant! I've read about quarter so far. I can't wait to receive the physical version.
It's really great to see my name in there too.. at the front as an acknowlegment for writing a review for Putt & Putter, again on the review itself, again for being a backer and also my Instagram name ( Segacollect ) for access to my collection for being photographed. I'm not sure how many of the physical hardware and software photos are from my collection but I think nearly all of them.
I also note ian and Bock both acknowledged at the front. I think also psychofox for a review.
I've been scanning through the pdf today - I'll save a more thorough reading for when I receive the physical book. But overall I think it's beautiful and the interviews have some interesting information that I didn't previously know. Also, something about seeing the screenshots enlarged to the full page size gives me a similar feeling of excitement to my original experience of playing these games for the first time.