New Sega Book (For Adults) Has Pop-Ups

Specialist publisher Read-Only Memory, the team behind A+ books like the Sega Genesis Collected Works, are trying something different. Instead of releasing another coffee table book about video games, they’re releasing a coffee table book about video games that also has cardboard pop-ups of old Sega arcade cabinets.


The book is called SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History, and it’s currently taking orders on Kickstarter. The Guardian’s Keith Stuart has written it, with features on Hang-On, Space Harrier, Thunder Blade, After Burner, and Out Run.

Each game features a write-up on its importance and history, but is also accompanied by schematics, illustrations and the aforementioned cardboard pop-up model.

Prices start at around USD$35, depending how early you pledge. I’ve got a few of their books and they are excellent, so hopefully this one continues the trend.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs