Pledge Goals: I don't have specific milestones, rather the money raised will help with the costs of producing books and videos. Making these the best they can possibly be costs money, from copy editing to voice overs to design work. Every dollar will help me produce these.
Current Projects: The main video project is focused on turning the Atari 2600 Encyclopedia into videos for each game. Rather than simply focus on the game, I end each video with a breakdown of the manual, as well as other fun facts (like other releases, catalog appearances, etc). With a runtime of 3-4 minutes, each video will give you a brief yet complete look at every game.
The manual scan archive is what started me down this path. There is so much fantastic artwork in these old manuals that it inspired me to start scanning and putting them out there for the world to see. I have tried to set my archive apart from the rest, by making it a more visual experience. The archive is broken down by system, with each manual cover being displayed on the page. Each manual is viewable in browser and can be downloaded. Your support will help me to eventually have the site professionally redesigned to give it an extra touch of flair.
I currently have 6 books released. The Sega Master System Encyclopedia and The Atari 2600 Encyclopedia Volume 1 (of 4). Both books are 400+ page, full color books that provide informative reviews, lots of screenshots, and scans of box covers/manuals/advertisements. I also have books on Phantasy Star 2, as well as three volumes of my classic video game publication, The Video Game Archeologist. Creating these books requires a lot of work, and a lot of money. Your support will help me in getting the books professionally designed and copy edited so that I can put out the absolute best possible product.
A quick primer on Patreon: Think of it like an NPR pledge drive, where if you like the content that is being produced you can support it so that more can be created. Any pledge of support, even a dollar a month, will help me to create high quality classic video game content for you to enjoy.