The CRPG Book Expanded Edition Now Available in Print

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,

You can now order the Expanded Edition of the CRPG Book over at Bitmap Books!

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:

Author: Bill Martens
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