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

Monday, 11th 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.

Let us know what you think below.

Via CVG.



  1. ddtd

    What is he raising money for? If it’s licensed by Sega, aren’t they handling the publishing?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. dizzygear

    @1 My thoughts exactly.

    Than again Sega wont even publish their own fucking games we’ve been begging them for in the west.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Bowser

    #1 & #2

    Licensed just means they’re giving him their seal of approval to do it officially. It doesn’t mean they’re publishing it.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ddtd

    Ah, I see that now on his Kickstarter.

    #4 1 year ago

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