Mega Drive book takes to Kickstarter, hopes to cover history of Sega’s 16-bit console

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:49 GMT By Dave Cook

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is a new book by Darren Wall and Read-Only Memory that looks to celebrate and reveal the full story behind Sega’s classic 16-bit console. It’s funding on Kickstarter now.

You’ll find the Kickstarter campaign here.

The Kickstarter mission statement reads, “SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works will be the definitive volume on the landmark console. The book is officially licensed by SEGA and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the console’s release. It will be an unparalleled treasury of production artwork, interviews, development sketches and hardware manufacturing plans.”

It will include 20 interviews with Sega employees, a foreword by Gaikai founder Dave Perry and a 10,000 word article by the Guardian’s Keith Stuart. It’ll include many games including but not limited to Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Gunstar Heroes, Revenge of Shinobi and Golden Axe through to cult gems such as Rent-a-Hero, Vectorman and DecapAttack.

At the time of writing the project has raised £9,026 of its £30,000 goal with 28 days left. The £25 tier is sold out but you can opt-in for a copy of the book at £30.

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Via CVG.