80s videogames are coming back…

As gamebooks!

Press Start is a gamebook series that emulates the videogame experience! It merges gamebooks, with their immersive narrative, and the epic 80s arcade games, with their atmospheres and mechanics.
Experience the thrill of shooting, driving, jumping and fighting, combined with a coin-op graphic design and storytelling with three interactive storygames each inspired by videogame classic themes and genres, by authors Samuel Marolla (first Italian ever nominated to a Bram Stoker award), Francesco Di Lazzaro (winner of the Best bookgame of the year award at Lucca Comics and Games) and Gabriele Simionato (expert in gamebooks and puzzles).

The crowdfunding campaign, on GameFound, will be live on MARCH 29th; the pre-campaign page is already up and online.
All the information can be found in the press kit, available here.
On the website for the project (you can find it here) there’s also the video trailer realized specially for us by renowed pixel artist Turbogamma, with the music of retro-musician Kenobit.

Would you like to try and play the three previews of the gamebooks, live or for review purpose? Write to us at
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