Project Hubbard (Official Rob Hubbard Kickstarter)

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Official Rob Hubbard Kickstarter: hardback book, Rob back in the studio, new SIDs, a C64 cart and maybe the London Symphony Orchestra!
Backers: 916
Average Pledge Per Backer: £89

Funded: £81,707 of £50,000
Dates: Oct 5th -> Nov 5th (32 days)
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Latest News


November 5th - via:
Wow, everyone. A sterling job to all. A lot of love for Rob in the room right now. I think we did him proud, and showed him what he still means to all of us. Thanks to you all! We will review the stretch goals and Paypal stuff over the coming weeks... (Read More)

£80,000 stretch goal reached!

November 5th - via:
Yay! Well done everyone! OK, two new C64 Remixes tracks from Matt Gray including Last V8 have been added to Project Hubbard. What can happen in the next 39 minutes?  Chris  (Read More)

£75000 - Matt Gray joins the fray

November 5th - via:
Well, Hubbard Remixed now has three Matt Gray tracks: Sanxion, One Man and his Droid and Commando! As you were, soldiers! Chris  (Read More)

Additional physical copies

November 5th - via:
Hi everyone, If anyone wants to pre-order additional physical copies of anything, just adjust your pledge thus, and I'll swallow the extra postage. Hardback book: + £39 (the book is so heavy I can't discount this). This will come with an additional... (Read More)

Last 12 hours... and an interview about the book...

November 5th - via:
We did a Q&A with Dr. Kenny McAlpine, our main musicologist and first named author on the "Rob Hubbard - The Official Reference" book. Hope you enjoy it! 1. You’re the UK’s foremost academic expert on chipmusic: how did that come about? Is... (Read More)

£70,000 (including Paypal total)! So, Hubbard Remixed now has three more tracks...

November 4th - via:
Yay! Hubbard Remixed now has: Instant Remedy (Last V8) Sidman64 ("Skate or Rob") O2 (TBC) and "Any other remixers who might join the project late" :) This might also be a good time to put here the list of Project Hubbard material that's been... (Read More)

The LSO concert: once-in-a-lifetime.

November 3rd - via:
Hi everyone, Once in a lifetime. And we're serious.   Thanks for your continued support! I've been talking about the concert for what seems like forever. But what's in it for you?... (Read More)

Add-ons: how to do it

November 3rd - via:
Hi everyone, Just a reminder about how to add-on products such as the Vinyl, the Hubbard '80 cassette, a game cartridge or mugs. Oh, and... (Read More)

£65,000! More Hubbardly goodness!

November 3rd - via:
Yay! Current total + £72 paypal total -> Stretch goal! Big thanks to backers new and old that allowed us to climb this mountain, and put another three tracks onto Hubbard Remixed: Jason Page - Crazy Thrust (a mix of Crazy Comets and Thrust) daXX... (Read More)

Rob and the Bacon - some tracks confirmed!

November 2nd - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks for continuing to share and RT and stuff. We are working very hard but we can't reach everyone. Ulf/Rune-Bertils/Uncle and the Bacon has confirmed some of the tracks he will be remixing for "Rob and the Bacon". Sanxion 1 AND 2... (Read More)

Robb!64 is in! And, improved stretch goals!

November 2nd - via:
Hi everyone, Improved value for all! Now, let's spread the word!  Robb!64 now in the bookSince we got Gary Penn, Julian Rignall and Gary Liddon on board for "Robb!64", it didn't seem right that their reunion was a stretch goal. So, we decided it's... (Read More)

FastLoaders confirm "Rock Hubbard" track listing for PH Deluxe

November 1st - via:
Hi everyone, Now Progressive 64 has been released (and if you haven't already got it, you can get it here)... FastLoaders have confirmed the track listing for "Rock Hubbard", and it's mighty. Ace II Skate or Die International Karate Commando (high... (Read More)

£60,000 Stretch Goal reached

November 1st - via:
Congratulations everyone!It felt like we might never get there, but Hubbard Remixed now has three tracks from Allister Brimble (Flash Gordon), Barry Leitch (Spellbound) and Johan Andersson (Dragon's Lair II River Caves). Some new videos appeared this... (Read More)

*Important* How to add items onto your pledge.

November 1st - via:
Hi everyone, There are lots of nice add-ons in this campaign.  Kickstarter doesn't have a built-in way of dealing with add-ons, so we have to do it in three steps to manually edit the amount.  (I'm using another Kickstarter as an example because I... (Read More)

Free A3 C64 character poster with every Hardback Book

October 30th - via:
Hi everyone, Calm before the storm? Hopefully. At this point it would be great if backers would resurrect their old social media accounts and help retweet and share stuff, leading up to November 5th. The mighty Trevor "I'll put you in Rob's Life and... (Read More)

Your book is marked, and meet the team #1

October 28th - via:
Hi all, (oh, it's the last day of Thalamus Hunters Moon Kickstarter) Bookmark ahoy!Well, we're over £55,000, so a Rob Hubbard source code bookmark: possibly one of the geekiest things to ever be produced, and proud of it, will be included with each... (Read More)

The Book, and Robb!64

October 27th - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks again for your support! I wrote a blog going into more details on the book. Hopefully that will make you find the book even more exciting!... (Read More)

Interview with Rob, also Paypal page started

October 26th - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks for your continued support! Well, the technical developments behind the scenes on Alt-SIDs are getting more exciting by the day. But I can't go into it yet!  Rob has given his first interview about the Kickstarter (and I got a... (Read More)

Further reading...

October 23rd - via:
Hi everyone, It's weird to have a feeling that the Kickstarter has finished when it's only just begun. I guess it really IS two Kickstarters in one! Thanks again!  I will be writing more blog posts about the bits of the Kickstarter this week and... (Read More)

Thanks everyone!

October 22nd - via:
Thanks! It's good to know that you're not the only person to have a particular dream. I always felt that Rob deserved this, and that his position in history had been deprecated, and his music hadn't been truly appreciated.  I was always convinced... (Read More)

Write-ups so far... and can we fund today?

October 22nd - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks for your support! Can we fund today? As I write this there's just over 1000 to go, so it's not impossible. Though life is unpredictable. I've been busy writing lots of HubBlogs at  and... (Read More)

Third EA Blog online

October 19th - via:
Hi all, Thanks for sticking with it!  <ad>Don't forget there are add-ons such as beautiful mugs and the Hubbard '80 cassette you can add to your pledge!</ad> BlogsI've been keeping up a good pace with blogs: partially to keep everyone... (Read More)

Datahits - the Interview

October 18th - via:
Hi everyone, Remember Datahits? The first ever C64 "remix" tape from WH Smiths? Click here to remember a bit Click here to remember a bit more! Anyone who is interested in how this came about should be interested that "Rob Hubbard - The Official... (Read More)

Alt-SIDs upgraded to 15 SIDs...

October 17th - via:
Hi everyone, Well, Rob found some more historical treasure on his hard disk, so now Alt-SIDs has been upgraded to 15 SIDs (14 new ones, plus a "12" remix"). This is not a stretch goal, this is just an upgrade! Though it might be subject to change,... (Read More)

The EAvolution of Rob Hubbard - Part 2

October 16th - via:
Hi everyone, Welcome to new backers and old! Thanks for staying! Yesterday we got tweeted by John Romero, who called Rob "a legend". Don't think anyone here will disagree with that. I've written a continuation of the EA blog post series about Rob's... (Read More)

Radio Ace: Rob found the file :)

October 15th - via:
Also, 40k! Almost there! Remember "Radio Ace"?  That tune was never released in a game.  But now Rob has found the source file, and the Rob Hubbard archive on Project Hubbard will contain the full version of "Radio Ace" (that's its official name... (Read More)

Here's the slow bit!

October 13th - via:
Hi everyone, Every Kickstarter has a slow down, and we're into ours now. It seems an immutable law. Don't worry, we're still working hard. We released a blog about Rob Hubbard at EA: this is part 1, because there is more discussion of other... (Read More)

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