Download the 200-page preview here: https://crpgbook.files.wordpress.com/...The CRPG Book Project is a collaborative, nonprofit project that aims to compile the history of Computer Role-Playing Games into a handy book. The entire project is beingMoreDownload the 200-page preview here: https://crpgbook.files.wordpress.com/...The CRPG Book Project is a collaborative, nonprofit project that aims to compile the history of Computer Role-Playing Games into a handy book. The entire project is being written by fans from all over the world, who pool together their knowledge about modern hits, great classics and obscure titles alike to create a guide to CRPGs that will offer something to both old-school veterans and new players.The purpose of the project is to share the passion for this great genre, but also to help raise awareness about older or more obscure games.
Sadly, there’s a lack of reliable information on the media and the internet as a whole on this subject, and this has led to prejudice and misinformation. I believe that there’s still much fun to be had from these classics, and many innovations still remain unmatched by modern games.When completed, the book will offer:* Over 300 games being reviewed through 480 pages.* Comprehensive chronological listing, from 70’s mainframe games, such as Avatar and dnd, to the latest releases.* Longer and passionately written reviews, accompanied by big screenshots, developer quotes, curiosities and recommended mods.* In-depth articles about the genre, the changes through the decades, fan-translations and related genres, such as MMORPG’s and MUDs.* People in the industry writing about their favorite & most influential games.
Many have joined already, such as Chris Avellone, who wrote about Wasteland, and Tim Cain, who wrote about Star Control II. Expect many more, including Indie developers, modders and journalists.* 100% free, downloadable as a cute .pdf, with bookmarks, hyper-links and all that.