Kickstart a gaming history book, have dinner with Molyneux (and more)

Rusel DeMaria's High Score: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games is one of the most seemingly ubiquitous volumes in the "canon" of writing about games -- you've definitely seen that cover before, right? Well, it's not as ubiquitous as we thought. It's out of print.

DeMaria is working with a publisher to release a 3rd edition of the book, updated with "expanded coverage and insight into the period roughly from 2000-2011." But he needs money to fund the 4-6 months of intensive research and possible travel required to get the book up to date. And for that funding, he has turned (of course) to Kickstarter.

Contributions will earn backers potential copies of the book, along with various optional bonuses. The $250 tier includes dinner with your choice of classic gaming personalities: Shiny Entertainment (and Gaikai) founder David Perry, Oddworld's Lorne Lanning, composer Tommy Tallarico, Trip Hawkins of EA, 3DO, and Digital Chocolate, John Romero, Will Wright, Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux, and many more.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.