To quote the author, a certain Dane who goes by the pen-name Mr Lou, :
8-bit Memoirs is intended to become a series of eBooks about how different authors experienced the computers and consoles back in the 8-bit era, written from the perspective of the kids we were at the time.
The computers and consoles I experienced back in the 8-bit era includes the Philips Videopac G7000, the Amstrad CPC and the Amiga. So the stories in issue #1 describes how I experienced (some of) the games on those systems, and how I experienced creating my own BASIC stuff on the Amstrad CPC.
My stories contain supplemental illustrations, screenshots and videos - and there's a 5-hour long playlist to accompany you while you're reading, consisting mainly of the Amstrad CPC and Amiga music I made back then, but also some tracks by various artists of IndieGameMusic.com
I have wrapped all the stories in a somewhat retrostyled diskmag-like GUI, because I've always found diskmags extremely cosy myself, and my biggest wish is that 8-bit Memoirs will give you the same nostalgic relaxation that diskmags has given me in the past. I also wanted to boost the retro-feeling while you're reading, and I think the diskmag-like GUI helps doing that.
The best thing though is that 8-bit Memoirs is completely free!
Issue #1 is available as a 23 gb ISO file that you can download from www.8bitMemoirs.com (If you don't want 23 gb taking up space on your harddisk, you can choose to put it on a USB stick instead).
You can play this ISO file on your PC with any software media player that supports BD-J. I strongly recommend Cyberlink PowerDVD for this. Otherwise VLC is your buddy.
On first inspection, this project looks really good, fellas and well worth a good look.
We will have to await the quality of the content but the presentation seems to have been given plenty of care and attention.
I for one will be looking forward to the Atari, Oric, Beeb and Sinclair issues.