[UPDATE]: You can see the photos of the presentation in Arcade Vintage museum.
Computer expert, Martín Gamero, seeks funding to publish his second book on ’90s graphics card companies.
Ibi, 27 November 2021.
Computer expert, Martín Gamero, will present today at the Arcade Vintage Video Game Museum in Ibi, Alicante, the crowdfunding campaign for the publication of his second book on graphics cards, The Legacy of the Forgotten, which is a continuation of his research on companies who made history in the ’90s within this sector. This book details four companies that were unable to outlast the changes that took place: S3, Matrox, VideoLogic/Imagination Technologies and BitBoys. This book is a continuation of The Legacy of 3dfx, his first work on this subject that was published in 2019.
The Legacy of the Forgotten follows these companies from their very origins, through their struggles to gain a foothold in the home 3D market, their fall from grace and the changes they made to save themselves, providing us with the information we need to understand the current state of this technology.
Moreover, it details their relationships with console and arcade cabinet manufacturers, in particular SEGA, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Gaelco and SNK. It also analyzes the games that were developed exclusively for those companies.
The goal of this crowdfunding campaign is to raise 9000 euros to publish the book in English, Spanish, and in three editions:
ViRGE: the e-book.
Kyro: the book with a dust jacket.
Bitboys: the book in hardcopy with a dust jacket and a poster (A2 size), in a box designed exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign.
The Rampage edition of The Legacy of 3dfx is also available for purchase with the special edition of the book about id Software: Between soldiers, demons, and polygons.
The current rewards include a special section on graphics terminology, a chapter on the Number Nine company and an annex with images of the graphics cards.
Three native translators will translate the book into English. The layout will be performed by C2O Comunicación and the covers have been designed by Manuel Ruiz, Webmaster of Legacy del pixel, and Laura Rivas. The text has been edited and reviewed by María R. Coco with the help of Alejandro Gómez de la Muñoza.
Shipping is planned for September 2022.
ABOUT MARTÍN GAMERO
Martín Gamero has been collecting video games since the early 2000s. In 2019, he decided to create his own publishing company to preserve the history of graphics cards, sagas and video game companies. He has published three books: The Legacy of 3dfx, Entre soldados, demonios y polígonos [Soldiers, Demons and Polygons] and Tu objetivo está aquí, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. [Here is your objective, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.] All of his works and collaborations are available at kentinelstudios.com.