Dragon's Lair celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year, and a new book called Collecting for Dragon's Lair and Space Ace by Syd Bolton corrals the history of animator Don Bluth's foray into video games that began three decades ago with Dirk the Daring.
The 170-page book is available now on Amazon for $21.27 (normally $39.99) and contains information about each game's development, related merchandise and the vast number of Dragon's Lair ports created since its original laserdisc version.
Collecting for Dragon's Lair and Space Ace also received the endorsement of Gary Goldman, who developed Dragon's Lair, Space Ace and Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp with Bluth.
"Syd has an incredible amount of knowledge on the history of Dragon's Lair, its inspiration, its missteps, those who brought it to fruition and its many successes, especially the huge number of licenses and sub-licenses to make the game available to fans around the world, from action figures, to board games and a TV series," Goldman said. "From the arcade game to just about all platforms and devices available for home and personal entertainment; some details we have long [forgotten]."
According to the CBC, the author owns the "largest known collection of video games in Canada." All proceeds from the book's sale will benefit the Personal Computer Museum in Ontario, Canada, which Bolton founded to showcase the "history of personal computers."