Boss Fight Books, founded in Los Angeles in June 2013, publishes great books about classic video games. Each of our books takes a critical, historical, and personal look at a single game.
Some books are about the history of the game’s creation, some focus on particular elements like level design, story, and music, some investigate the subculture that has formed around a game, some will bring in outside art, science, and media, and some have a strong autobiographical element. Many of our books are a combination of all these things.
Who are these books for?
Anyone with an interest in games. An interest in how they’re played, how they’re made, how they’re talked about, who they’re for, what gaming does to/for us, their opportunities as an art form, where they’ve been, and where they are going. We think games are worthy of our respect, curiosity, and criticism.
How are the books released?
Each book is released simultaneously in paperback and as an DRM-free ebook (epub, mobi, and pdf). Books are sold from our site, in the Kindle Store, and in select bookstores. In the United States, paperbacks typically take 5-8 days to arrive. Internationally, 3-5 weeks.