Been a litle while here–but there’s plenty of news.
The book is now also going to appear in Italian. I don’t have a timeframe for this, but it’s still pretty exciting.
Masaya Matsuura, designer of games such as Parappa the Rapper and VibRibbon has agreed to do the foreword for the Japanese edition. The Korean edition will feature a new foreword that I am writing aimed specifically at the Korean market.
The current print run is almost sold out! So the book is going back to press. I’ll get to fix those two egregious errors in the end notes (Debussy and Ravel, and whether Deathrace inspired the movie or vice versa).
A few speaking engagements are coming up. I’ll be on a panel at Supernova 2005. Not much to do with the book, though. The one that is is Training Fall, which is mostly about e-learning. This will be a version of the original “Theory of Fun” talk.
I am starting to get email related to the book. Of course, it’s hard to send me email since I haven’t actually published my email address on the website. Maybe I should have a forum for discussion here somewhere? Hmm.
Lastly, I have to point to Steven Johnson’s new book:
He recently wrote a wonderful little bit on games on his blog. I asked him whether he’d read AToF, and his reply was that he came across it very late in the process of writing, but he’ll be recommending it to people as he does his book tour. Much appreciated! I very much enjoyed his earlier books, so I am looking forward to this one.