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Work on the Unseen64 book can fully start!

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We’d like to thanks all our patrons on Patreon for the awesome support, we are happy to see that people understand the importance of having an archive to remember games that we’ll never play and with your help we can continue to keep the site online and to do more to preserve lost videogames! We have recently reached the goal of 250$ a month, so now we can finally fully work on the Unseen64 book :) We are still trying to keep the cost as low as possible, but keeping the quality as high as possible. Other gaming book had to rise thousands of $ to be created, we hope to be able to publish it with much less, in about 10 months from now.

How is this possible? Well, the main Unseen64 staff is writing new and updated articles for the book in their free time and we asked to friends and readers to help us in writing more articles. As most of this is volunteer work, instead than to pay people to write articles, we’ll send them a copy of the book, which printing and shipping cost will be covered by donations. In this way, we should be able to complete all the articles for the book without spending too much and at the same time having great articles written by experts and lovers of unseen games.

We’ll also have some help from friends that already work with publishing and designing software for their main job, to organize the best format and layout for the book. For the book cover we’ll probably organize a contest in the following months, so if you are interested in creating an artwork for it, let us know! We’ll then publish the book worldwide trough Amazon, so everyone will be able to easily order a copy. Remember that people that donated 25$ a month for at least 2 months will get a copy of the book :)

The book will be focused on cancelled videogames and we’ll also try to get interviews with developers that worked on some of our favorite projects. What’s more to say? If there’s something that you’d love to see in a book dedicated to lost videogames, let us know in the comments below

The Unseen64 Server is now paid for all 2016!

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Thanks to your support we were able to rise 600$ to pay the Unseen64 server for 2016! We are super happy :) Before to start to rise donations for the 2017 server (we probably could start the next year), future donations will be set aside in a “preservation fund“, for emergency site expenses, support for the Unseen64 Book Project and other equipment that could help the archive: all costs will be approved by our patrons, before to be used! Your support is super important for us and we’ll always ask for your vote before to use donations from the Preservation Fund :)

Thanks again for your help! 

Do you love to write about videogames? Unseen64 needs your help!

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Note: this offer is ALWAYS valid, we keep searching for new people every month, every year, even NOW when you are reading this post!

There are some big projects coming up on Unseen64, so we really need to expand our staff for more help (currently, there are only a few people in the main staff). We are searching for new volunteer editors who are interested in writing and proofreading articles for this website.

We are searching for someone that is English native speaker (or that could write in English very well), who likes to write about video games (please, keep in mind: there will be A LOT to write, you cannot simply copy / paste info from Wikipedia) and who is capable of and passionate about digging up obscure info. He or she should be able to write at least 1 new article every 2 weeks or to proofread at least 1 article per week. Volunteer authors and editors will proofread and expand some of the descriptions for cancelled games that we already have in the Unseen64 archive and write new articles to remember even more lost titles. Are you interested?

Send us an email to [email protected] for more info!

 

The Unseen64 server for 2015 is 100% funded. Thank you!

With January’s donations from our patrons and other awesome people, this month we have reached our $300 goal to pay the servers for 2015! We are super happy to be able to keep the site online for another year with the help of our readers and friends and would like to thank you all for the support!

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We also reached our second goal on Patreon, meaning Tamaki will create more Unseen64 Podcasts for all our patrons as a big “thank you!” for their help. There are some more goals in our Patreon page, as the creation of better documentary videos for beta & cancelled videogames, and even if we are still far away from the $250 goal to fully work on the Unseen64 Book, we are already starting to do some early organization for its content. You can give us your feedback about what you would like to see in the U64 Book in our forum.

Donations will now be put aside to pay the server for the next year too ($300) and when we’ll be financially secure enough to keep Unseen64 online in 2016, we can then hopefully start to work more on the Unseen64 Book.

2015 Server: 100% funded, thank you!

 

17%
Current: $51
2016 Server Goal: $300

 

If you have suggestions and feedbacks, let us know in the comments below! :)

With <3, the Unseen64 Staff 

Thank you! Yes, YOU!

In the last few months (from august 2014) we were able to get the Unseen64 database back online (some of you could remember that this site was down for months because of some technical issues) and to return to publish weekly updates to add all those unseen games that are still missing from the archive. We have many, MANY games and contributions that still need to be added to the U64 archive and with 1 or 2 new games added to the archive every week, we still have some years of work to do :)

Well, there’s no hurry. Unseen64 is fully back and we’ll be here as long as it’s needed, slowly remembering all those games that we’ll never play. With the new Unseen64 Forum hosted on Facebook (so it will not be lost again), our Twitter account for daily updates on the unseen gaming world, many ways to help U64, all the other gamers, youtubers and websites that also work to preserve beta, unreleased and unused gaming documents, it will probably be easier to save as much as it’s possible from these unseen videogames.

Unseen64 is still online thanks to all those awesome people that shared one-off donations and pledges on Patreon to help to pay the server cost. As we wrote before, we are at 65% of our goal to fully pay the U64 server for 2015 and continuing like this, together we’ll be able to keep the site online for all the following years.

We’d like to thank all these people (in random order) that help U64 with their donations:

Ash The Dragon, Shane G., Raphael P., Alex K., Anders I., Akspa, Martin, Elmo Bluegeek, Irvin, James S., Tony, Mark J., Samuel G., Justin J, Ethan M, Shawn O, Michele Z, Jordan A., Brendan A. and everyone else! (did we forget someone?)

 We <3 you

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