Over the past several years, Brazilian Felipe Pepe, a Tokyo resident, has been coordinating one of the largest projects covering RPG game history. His project has now culminated in a new, extended version of the print book, The CRPG Book – A Guide to Computer Role Playing Games (Expanded Edition), is now available through his publisher, Bitmap Books.
This printing of the CRPG Book is the second printing with a lot more material included. According to the press release on his website,
This Expanded Edition brings 156 pages extra pages, 65 new game reviews, several new articles, a lot of revised content and a glorious cover art gallery! And it goes beyond the usual CRPG canon, exploring more French, Korean & Chinese-only, RPG Maker, Flash and online RPGs!
Thanks to Bitmap Books, this release was fully proofread by a professional, as typos were one of the biggest issues in the 1st edition.
Of course, the CRPG Book is a non-profit project, so once again 100% of the author’s revenue will be donated to Vocação, a Brazilian NGO that helps kids and teenagers from poor areas to get a better education and find employment. The 1st edition raised £22,845, hopefully this one does even better!
FYI, the proofread text is not on the free PDF yet, I’ll update it soon, together with fixing an issue with high-contrast mode colors and hopefully doing an EPUB version. I will post here once the PDF is updated.
Until then, thanks again to everyone who supported the project!
The CRPG Book Website 15 August 2023
The CRPG Book is a collaborative effort under taken by 167 different writers and covers 400 plus games on a variety of platforms. The book is also available in PDF format for free download from The CRPG Book website at:
(Version 3.6 — December 2022)
The gallery of screenshots for the book, now at a whopping 12gb plus, are available on Google Drive at: