Apologies for the lack of communication over the last two months, but there just hasn’t been much to report!
- Minor updates and corrections in the book from experts Matt Turk and Sinister1
- Updated to include a new dodging discovery from Matt Turk
- A single prototype copy of the book will be given away during the speed run at Awesome Games Done Quick 2013. It’s a great event for a good cause so please tune in and show your support. Link: http://marathon.speeddemosarchive.com/schedule
- The last hurrah attempt at contact Nintendo is to physically send a copy to Nintendo of America headquarters with the cover letter below. It will be sent this week.
Please find enclosed my fan project to create a book dedicated to the 1987 Nintendo game Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!.
Created over two years with the help of the community and the game’s best players, the goal was to celebrate its 25th anniversary by producing a definitive encyclopedia. It has been professionally designed, edited and printed to the highest standards.
Placed on crowd fundraising site, Kickstarter, the book gained favourable public attention and raised pre-orders in excess of $28,000. These sales were based on the relatively high self-publishing cost of $125 per copy and proved there is a demand for such a book. In addition it is important to note that there was no profit gained for any of the authors and/or editors. Owing to numerous failed attempts to contact Nintendo, I voluntarily cancelled the fundraising before any money changed hands.
I would like the opportunity to share this book with all Nintendo fans, whether as an unofficial printed copy or free digital PDF. I have included my contact details and link to the marketing website, which references other resources such as the Facebook and Kickstarter pages.
First and foremost, it must gain approval from Nintendo. Mainly what I am concerned about is what is “intellectual property” versus what is “public domain.” Since the book took so long to complete and gained fan support it would be great for a Nintendo representative to take a look at it. The book is yours to keep for future reference and as a memento. However, if you are not interested in this project at all please return to the following address…
Will let you know if/when I get a response. Fingers crossed…