Before it was a software publishing house responsible for the Total War series and a sad Aliens game, SEGA was the second-biggest gaming hardware manufacturer in the world. Its Sega Genesis console still lives on to this day as one of the best pieces of hardware to ever grace our living rooms, and now somebody wants to publish a book about it.
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is the latest book from publisher Darren Wall. The book will celebrate the 25th birthday of Sega's most popular game console, and will feature over "20 exclusive interviews with original Sega team members." The book will document the history of the console and its games, but it will also serve as an art book. Art from games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star, Gunstar Heroes, Golden Axe, Vectorman and more will all be included.
This is a UK Kickstarter campaign, but Genesis fans in the U.S. can easily contribute to the project. To get a copy of the book, you only need pledge £30/$48 to get hardcover edition. If it's shipping outside of the UK, you will need to add an additional £7 to your pledge.
If you want to go all out, you can also opt for the special edition of the book that will be limited to only 100 copies. For £250/$400, you will get the book with a special cover featuring Sonic and Dr. Robotnik illustrated by Sonic creator Naoto Oshima.
For the book to become a reality, they need to raise £30,000 and they're already well on their way with over £26,000 pledged. If you have a soft spot for the Sega Genesis and it's wonderful library of games, consider pledging some funds. Video games are an important part of our shared global culture, and books like this help to preserve that culture for generations to come.[Image: Kickstarter/Darren Wall]