The Secret History of Mac Gaming: Expanded EditionBUY NOW - TRACKED GLOBAL SHIPPING
A brilliant flashback to my Mac gaming past.
I thought I made all those games up, but it turns out they were real and on my Mac in an era when CD-ROMs were cool and you had to send your dad's check to a physical address in order to pay a shareware creator.
What can I say...
...that I haven't said before ? Bitmap books continue to showcase why they are the best at what they do. They love it so much and it shows on every page of their books. Thanks again for all your amazing books.
An excellent Expanded Edition to an already fantastic book
I crowdfunded the first edition of The Secret History of Mac Gaming. I got two new books: one for me and one for a game developer friend. We would talk about games on the 9" B&W monitors and on the early color Macs that ran the "big cat" OS's. He enjoyed the Expanded Edition as much as I.
SUPERB! A must have book!
Packing is incredible! Years ago, I bought the 1st edition book from another vendor, but it wasn't packed well and some corners were bent during shipping. Buying the Expanded edition direct from Bitmap Books is night and day better! Bitmap Books packing is absolutely incredible! It will survive even a deliberate slam onto concrete! Not only that, but the entire book comes shrink-wrapped too. The book has a lovely blue gild on the page edges that really makes it special and much more attractive than the 1st edition. Not only that, but this 2nd edition has decent margins (whitespace) around the text, whereas the 1st edition put the text almost to the edge of the page, which was not lovely to behold, let me tell you. Margins on the Expanded edition are so nice! This 2nd edition is also much thicker, and surprisingly so, but in a good way. It's one hefty book and a pleasure to read. On top of all that, I got a searchable PDF of the book too, immediately upon paying for my order. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that bonus! I highly recommend this excellent tome for any vintage Mac fan, especially if you grew up with the Mac and played many of these games back in the day. —JDW from YouTube
Incredible Experience all around
So I had my eye on Bitmaps books for a while, hemming and hawing over which book I would order first. When the Mac Gaming book was announced I knew that would be my first. From ordering to reading and everything in between was a marvelous experience Ordering : I live in California in the US. I placed my order on a Friday morning and my book was on my doorstep by the following Tuesday! Overseas shipping to the US West Coast in 3 business days? Amazing? Unboxing - The meticulous care that is taken to protect the book was simply astounding. Foam inserts protecting every corner of the book. The book itself was shirinkwrapped. My only regret was not filming the unboxing to post on YouTube! The Book - The book itself is nothing short of amazing. Growing up in the 80's I was a Mac user until the late 90's even working for Apple between 1992-1998. The see all the games I grew up with and those I played well into the 90's was a fun history review. I'm already looking forward to my next purchase from Bitmap Books which most likely will be the Amiga anthology. Can't wait to see what you release next!