Issue 2 Of The Independent Retro Gaming Book 'Pixel Nation' Out Now

Issue-2-Of-The-Independent-Retro-Gaming-Book-Pixel-Nation-Now-AvailableAfter receiving a glowing reception from retro gamers around the world, the collective behind Pixel Nation have teamed up to deliver the second issue of their retro gaming book. Boldly tackling the likes of Final Fantasy VII and the Touhou series, Pixel Nation #2 has a wealth of content to dive into which has just been released.

The second outing of the 100 A5 page independent book is created by a whole host of talented contributors including several RetroCollect writers (Miketendo and Tepid Snake). The cover featured article by Miketendo, Final Fantasy VII: Through the Lifestream, takes a closer look at how much influence the seventh game in the series has had on the JPG genre overall. This, however, is only a small snippet of the content within that's on offer.

Pixel Nation #2 Contents

  • Wizard of Woz: Proud to present an interview with Steve Wozniak who talks about his time developing the BASIC language behind Apple Computers and his own introduction to programming.
  • Final Fantasy VII: Through the Lifestream – A series without an end, there’s nothing Final about this Fantasy. In this issues cover special we take a closer look at the effect of Final Fantasy VII on the JRPG genre and the road to its development.
  • Atari in the Land of the Rising Sun – There aren’t many retro gamers that don’t know the rise and fall of Atari. But little is said of what happened to its Japanese division during these times. Pixel Nation explores the unknown history behind Atari Japan.
  • Dizzy: The Journey – One of the most fondly remembered heroes of yesteryear, we take a walk through the full series from past to present.
  • Philip Vachey interview - A chat with the composer behind Alone in the Dark, Little Big Adventure series and the Dreamcast classic Toy Commander.
  • Bluffers Guide to Touhou – A literal trip through a series of bullet hell shooters, our Touhou article aims to give the definitive introduction to this classic series.
  • Guy Wilhelmy – One of the most infamous Spectrum games collections ever committed to tape, Pixel Nation speaks to the man behind Cassette 50 of Cascade Games Ltd.
  • Peter J. Favoro Ph.D – We sit down with the original Alter Ego creator to discover the story behind its creation, so join us on a journey through the mind and the games creation!
  • Tim Wright – Discusses the music behind the Shadow Of The Beast games
  • The Cats out the Bag – Before the Atari Jaguar there was another cat that prowled the gaming forest. We take a look into a lost piece of gaming history, the Atari Panther.
  • Bubble Bobble Design Classics
  • World of NES Accessories

Issue two of Pixel Nation can either be bought as a PDF download or as a hard copy delivered to your door.

Link: Pixel Nation Issue 2

Last Updated ( 09 July 2012 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) Miketendo 2012-07-10 12:46
Everyone has done a fantastic job with this issue, and the magazine is really coming along. Glad to be a part of it! :)

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