New Story Bundle Features 'Stairway to Badass: The Making and Remaking of Doom 2016'

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Posted by David on April 13, 2018


Hi, all,

You may recall that I wrote a book-sized feature called Doom: Stairway to Badass for Shacknews last spring. That book-sized feature is now a book, Stairway to Badass: The Making and Remaking of Doom 2016, and you can get it as part of the new Story Bundle collecting books about game development and culture.

You'll find the Story Bundle right here. If you've purchased previous bundles featuring my books, you know the drill: Story Bundle rounds up books according to a theme—game development, in this case. Paying at least $5 gets you 4 of the books in the bundle, while paying $15 or more gets you all 11 in the collection. (You'll need to pay at least $15 to get Stairway to Badass.) Proceeds go to the authors involved in the collection, the folks at Story Bundle, and the Videogame History Foundation.

As always, my work is in good company. Along with my in-depth look at new and classic Doom games, there are books on the Nintendo Famicom (NES in the United States), the P.T. horror game released on PlayStation Network in 2015, relatively unknown Atari VCS/2600 games, the original Xbox, videogame heroines, and more. Check out the bundle here

Stairway to Badass was a blast to write. The first half goes into detail on designing 2016' Doom reboot/sequel, and the second half digs into aspects of classic Doom titles such as (Ultimate) Doom, Doom 2, Final Doom, and the modding community. It's jam-packed with content. You can read an excerpt on the Story Bundle page to whet your appetite. 

If you follow my blog or my Twitter account, you know I'm crowdfunding another book about id Software right now, Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters. As a treat, I've included the first chapter from Rocket Jump at the end of Stairway to Badass, which should please fans of first-person shooters: Read about the new Doom, read about classic Doom, and then read a chapter about Quake. You can find out more about Rocket Jump on the book's Unbound crowdfunding page.

Happy reading,



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