Category Random Stuff       Thread starter misthalu       Start date Sep 17, 2017 at 3:13 AM       3,181       13            
I have been working on 8-bit Memoirs for the past 5 years, and now it seems it'll finally be released this December.

It is an eBook that'll run on your PS3, PS4 and XB1, because it uses standard Blu-ray Disc Java technology.

This project will be interesting to anyone who likes to read and has an interest in the old 8-bit consoles and computers from the 80s. If you're that generation yourself, you may find it interesting to recognize scenarios from your own life.

And if you're a younger generation, you may find it fun to read about how my generation experienced the beginning of what has now become the modern PC's and gaming-consoles we use today.

You use your gamepad to navigate the menu and pages. Usage guide available on the first pages, but it's very straight forward:
  • General: Click left/right to browse pages back and forth in the current text.
  • General: Click up/down to go to previous or next text.
  • PlayStation: Click SQUARE to enter MENU MODE from where you select another text with X.
  • PlayStation: Click SQUARE again in MENU MODE to exit to main menu.
  • PlayStation: While reading a text, click X to show screenshots and illustrations in fullscreen.
  • Xbox One: Click MENU to enter MENU MODE from where you select another text with A.
  • Xbox One: Click MENU again in MENU MODE to exit to main menu.
  • Xbox One: While reading a text, click A to show screenshots and illustrations in fullscreen.
8-bit Memoirs will be available as a free ISO download, so you can burn your own copy. But I will also offer a physical disc release that you can buy if you're too lazy to download and burn yourself - or if you just want to support the project.

The book itself contains the equivalent of 250 pages of text, 5 hours of background music, 9 hours of supplemental videos, 100 screenshots and 14 illustrations. Enough entertainment for a while.

Early YouTube preview available at http://8bitmemoirs.com/
Will post again when the project is available. :cool:

8-bit Memoirs eBook Will be Released in December, 2017.jpg
 

Comments

misthalu

Developer
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I don't see how there can be any copyright problems. YouTube is full of videos like the ones I've included in 8-bit Memoirs.

A small portion of the background music comes from various artists of IndieGameMusic.com - and I've payed for the licenses to use those tracks.

The rest of the background music is all composed by yours truly in my youth on the Amstrad CPC and the Amiga.

What kind of copyright problems are you thinking about?

P.S: That YouTube preview is old, and is running on a somewhat slow Blu-ray player. Expect much better performance on your console.
 

misthalu

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No copyright problems???
Ah, I can see what might have spawned this question now. So to clarify:

8-bit Memoirs is not a collection of retro games that you can actually play on your console. Because that would indeed be a copyright violation yes.

It is merely an eBook that contains written stories about experiencing the systems and their games from back then. And then there are supplemental videos showing the gameplay of these games.

REAAALY Nice :) Everyone included me who will test/use this master piece have to use also this theme for the ps3 ^^ http://www.ps3-themes.com/tech/amiga-forever.html
Agreed!! :) :tup:
 

misthalu

Developer
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Translation services aren't cheap, and considering that this is a free project, I don't think there'll be any translations. (I've spent far too much money on it already).

But if anyone feels like translating it for free, then there might be future translations.

Just remember, there's almost 500 kb of ASCII text. This is not something you translate overnight. ;)
 

D3ads3c

Contributor
It would be a pleasure translating this to french....
I recently had a car accident, my french is nearly perfect, and I have no difficulties understanding English. (y)

Let me know!
 

MiXiT

Contributor
I'd happily help translating your work in Italian for free, if you want. (y)
Just drop me a message.

MiX

Translation services aren't cheap, and considering that this is a free project, I don't think there'll be any translations. (I've spent far too much money on it already).

But if anyone feels like translating it for free, then there might be future translations.

Just remember, there's almost 500 kb of ASCII text. This is not something you translate overnight. ;)
 
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