The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games, Expanded Edition
Version 3.1c, February 2022
Edited by Felipe Pepe.
This book is the result of eight years of work and the collaboration of 151 volunteers.
The CRPG Book Project is a collaborative, nonprofit project created to compile the history of Computer Role-Playing Games into an accessible and educative volume. The book was written by volunteers from all continents, ages and walks of life: developers, journalists, modders, critics, scholars and fans, but also parents, couples, grandparents, doctors, teachers, engineers, businesspeople, etc.
The purpose of the project is to spread our passion for this great genre, sharing knowledge that is currently scattered across countless forums, magazines, websites and minds. The book covers CRPGs from 1975 to 2019, plus contains several articles, mod recommendations, developer quotes and interesting trivia, in an effort to create a guide that will have something to offer to old-school veterans and new players alike.
The CRPG Book Expanded Edition brings 152 pages extra pages, 56 new game reviews, several new articles, a lot of revised content and a glorious cover art gallery. The total: 681 pages.
This new edition adds new games from 2017-2019, but the goal of this project was never to keep up with recent releases. This update is all about fixing the flaws of the original release - errors, typos and important games that I missed, like Tunnels of Doom, Adventure Construction Set, SpellForce and Boiling Point - but also entire scenes or historical events that I overlooked or didn't even know about.
Official URL of Project: https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/