This is Shareware Heroes, a new book that has behind the scenes tales from studios like id, Epic and Apogee as they blazed a free-to-try trail across the PC market in the 80s and 90s.

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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 cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Are the first 3 chapters free to read , with the rest unlocked once I send a cheque in to the publisher? as if not its a definite missed opportunity..