|It's official: Eight Bit is here to stay|
When it popped up for funding I was surprised the target was so low at only €200 but this was all that was needed to ensure at least another 12 issues after the success of issue 1. However, it's testament to its quality that with twenty-one days still to go at the time of writing the pledges for this next edition currently stands at €2,564, already exceeding issue 1's final total. In fact the goal was smashed in less than a day. What John intends to spend this extra money on I've no idea but I'm extremely excited to find out.
The second issue is promising 68 pages and a special edition full of programming tricks and tips for those of us lucky enough to still be using these classic machines in our day-to-day lives. Of course I'm particularly looking forward to seeing what people contribute towards it in regards to the C64 and if you've got some particularly good techie information you can get in touch with John via the official Eight Bit website, where you can also purchase the first issue if you haven't already.
|Just a glimpse at some of the gorgeous design of issue two|
Over 400 copies of the premiere issue have already sold which is a fantastic achievement and I hope John can build on his success so we can look forward to a long and healthy lifespan for this cracker of a mag. Personally I've pledged €36 for a six-issue subscription, though I'm not sure how regularly it'll be delivered, as John hasn't stated whether it'll be monthly, bi-monthly or (most likely) as soon as each issue is ready. I'm sure he'll keep fans up-to-date on his site.
If you want to pledge towards the second issue you can do so with the minimum amounts starting as low as €6 here.
Expect a full article about the final issue once it's delivered. Now I'm away to write about an oft-overlooked Commodore 64 title, one of my very favourites, for a future issue of Eight Bit! Exciting times.