A gentle reminder for those interested enough in text adventures to be eagerly awaiting the arrival of Jason Scott’s sure-to-be-singular documentary on the matter, GET LAMP: the pre-order discount ends on January 1st.
According to Scott, the documentary will be priced at $40 for a 2-DVD set that will reportedly include additonal “wrap-ins” in the package, although no word yet as to what those are. It’s set to be released in March 2010, around the same time as the PAX East convention, where the movie will be premiered alongside (hopefully) a host of other interactive fiction-related panels and presentations, which is pretty neat.
But if you know you’re going to buy the documentary, you can pre-order it now for 25% off, or $30 (plus shipping).
Ordering now is helpful for Scott because, as he says, it “helps build up the money to do a good production run, to make the deposits to the duplication firm, and to order any wrap-in objects that will accompany the packaging.” I’m sure it will also help him in some way to finish it more quickly, as he now has the ultimate do-or-die deadline coming up soon.
Based on my own experience with Scott’s writing, presentation, and production skills, particuarly with his previous documentary on BBS’s, GET LAMP has to be about as close as you can get to a sure bet, assuming you have an affinity for the subject matter. It promises to be an entertaining, high-quality documentary piece that will surely set the standard for historical accounts of the history of text adventures.
Seriously, if you’ve read this far and you haven’t ordered it already, why the hell not?
Link to the GET LAMP 25% discount pre-order special, ending January 1st
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