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StoryBundle's Video Game Bundle is a pay-what-you-want collection of games writing

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

StoryBundle, a Humble Bundle-like site for books, launched its Video Game Bundle today, offering video game fans the chance to pay a price of their choosing for as many as 10 digital books and other pieces about games.

Everything in the bundle is available in multiple DRM-free formats, so it can be read on computers, mobile devices, tablets and e-readers such as the Kindle. The collection of works was curated by Simon Carless, executive vice president of the UBM Tech Game Network, the organization that runs the Game Developers Conference. If you pay the minimum of $3 for the bundle, you'll get seven pieces of writing:

  • The Making of Karateka by Jordan Mechner
  • Generation Xbox: How Videogames Invaded Hollywood by Jamie Russell
  • Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson
  • Killing is Harmless: A Critical Reading of Spec Ops: The Line by Brendan Keogh
  • Confessions of the Game Doctor by Bill Kunkel
  • Kill Screen Magazine, Issue 2: Back To School
  • Kill Screen Magazine, Issue 6: Change

Customers who contribute more than $10 will receive three bonus books: The Making of Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner, Videogames: In the Beginning by Ralph Baer and 250 Indie Games You Must Play by Mike Rose.

Purchased separately, the 10 items are worth more than $100, according to StoryBundle. Buyers will also have the option to contribute 10 percent of their purchase price to one of two charities, Mighty Writers or Girls Write Now. The bundle is only available for a limited time, until 3 a.m. ET on May 22.

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