Merchants of Sol

Sony's PlayStation

A project in San Tan Valley, AZ by Darren Hupke
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A Chronological Visual Retrospective of SCEA Published Games from 1995-2005. 150 games, 700+ pages and 1000 screenshots.
Backers: 74
Average Pledge Per Backer: $102

Funded: $7,544 of $2,300
Dates: Jun 10th -> Jul 11th (32 days)
Project By: Darren Hupke
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Latest News

Final Commissioned Artwork + Add-on Options

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Final Artwork! Here it is! What does everyone think? I love the way it came out. I am using it on the 3.5" stickers, the 8x6 print... and even the slipcase for the book itself! I sent the artist a list of all the games, and those are the characters... (Read More)

The End is Nigh!

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Just updating you all on the final stretch goals. I got another pass of the sticker art, and did a mock up of the art print I am going to make from that same image. The colors are not done, it still needs to be rendered, but it looks great so far!... (Read More)

Stickers! Less than a week to go!

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello! We have less than a week to go. We have hit every goal I have come up with. What started as a softcover, 700 page book evolved into WAY more than I anticipated. We now have a hardcover (with premium spot UV details) protected in a slipcase.... (Read More)

Awesome Kickstarter Project is an Homage to Retro PlayStation Games

July 3rd - via: gamerant.com
Videogames have come a long way since the original PlayStation became available, and Darren Hupke aims to create a snapshot of gaming history. His Kickstarter campaign is set to assemble a book of game screenshots, titled Sony's PlayStation: A Chronological Visual Retrospective of Titles SCEA Published from 1995-2005. (Read More)

Sony PlayStation’s Unofficial Book Containing Retro Games From 1995–2005 Hits Kickstarter

July 2nd - via: dualshockers.com
If you are in the market for an image-filled book on Sony's PlayStation One gaming era, then you may want to check out this Kickstarter project. (Read More)

Progress Report; Plus Bonus Updates!

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello to all! I finished some production changes to ensure the book is print ready yesterday. The only changes that will be needed are putting in the final screenshots that include the names of the $150 tier backers. The printer that I am moving... (Read More)

Share the love!

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
This update will be a bit different from the last, as I shine the spotlight on some other projects you may be interested in. A friend of mine reached out to me and showed me a link to this project. I have heard about his previous books, but had no... (Read More)

Postcards and Enamel Pins!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Still slow going through these middle weeks. We are almost halfway through the campaign duration and I am happy with where we are at. I’ve gotten some quotes for other printing companies to be sure the best version of the book is made. I also got a... (Read More)

Update: Bookmarks and Stretch Goals!

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! The bookmarks arrived today and they look great. I rolled the dice and had them done in advance and printed 100. I don’t think we’ll run that high, as far as backers go, but if we do I guess that’s a good problem to have and... (Read More)

Bookmarks + Postcards! Stretch Goal Updates!

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again!I wanted to reach out with a bit of a request and two updates on the projects progress. The request is simple, could you share the link to the project on social media, tell your friends or family, and help me spread the word? There is no... (Read More)

Stretch Goals!

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Funded! What's Next?

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We did it!  In 2 1/2 days, we met the inital funding goal for the book, and I am super pumped! I hope you all know I am beyond ecstatic about this and without the Kickstarter platform and the 24 of you (so far), this wouldn't have happened. I will... (Read More)

5 hours in and we've almost hit 50% of the initial goal!

June 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you friends for the early support, and thank you strangers! I am not sure how you found out about the project, but I am glad you did! A backer left a comment on the campaign page and it got me thinking. Are there any specific moments, levels,... (Read More)

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