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Revealed Secrets: “A Handheld History: 88-95” Launches This June!

Exclusive first look at “A Handheld History: 88-95”, shipping starts in June!

Exclusive first look at “A Handheld History: 88-95“, shipping starts in June!

Book cover
Book cover

The Journey Begins

Back in 2022, our epic journey began: two years of intense dedication transformed into a project that would rewrite the annals of retro gaming. “A Handheld History: 88 – 95” wasn’t just a book; it was a labor of love crafted by the sweat, tears, and unyielding passion of our team and the brilliant minds at Lost In Cult. Little did we know, this project would captivate the retro gaming world and skyrocket to a #1 Best Seller on Amazon in the Video Games Art Books category.

A Bigger, Bolder Sequel

Thanks to the initial success and the support from Retro Modding, we’re thrilled to bring you a sequel that delves even deeper. Covering the golden era of handheld gaming from 1988 to 1995, this volume explores iconic video games, devices, and accessories that have shaped entertainment. Our journey with Harper Collins has brought this gem to global bookstores, ensuring that “A Handheld History” finds a place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere.

What to Expect in This Tome

Page samples
Page samples

The production of “A Handheld History: 88-95” is nearing completion. We’ve collaborated with top journalists and artists to create a high-quality tome that promises to be a durable piece of history. As we approach the final stages, our exquisite book designs are set to print, anticipating a June delivery. That means, come summer, you’ll be diving into a treasure trove of handheld histories – just in time to consider it as the ultimate Christmas gift!

The Artistic Mastery Behind the Pages

More page samples
More page samples

Steered by Abram Buehner and visually shaped by Art Director Stephen Graham, every page of this book has been meticulously designed. Stephen’s team of designers has forged artwork that captures the essence of the era—pure, unadulterated creativity from human hands, no robots involved! As Stephen Graham puts it, “Each design is a testament to the era’s pioneering spirit.”

Stephen Graham: “Each design is a testament to the era’s pioneering spirit.”

Why This Book Matters

A Handheld History: 88-95” isn’t just recounting history; it’s an immersive experience that brings you face-to-face with the mavericks of the gaming world. Traverse through tales of low-bit landscapes, chiptune melodies, and the developers who turned visions into reality. This book is your ticket to relive, understand, and appreciate the foundations of portable gaming.

Interested in a First Edition?

Don’t miss out! Available exclusively on Lost In Cult’s website for £39.99, you can be among the first to snag this collector’s item straight off the press. Remember, this edition won’t hit Amazon or other bookstores, making it a unique acquisition directly from the creators.


In conclusion, “A Handheld History: 88-95” stands as a monumental tribute to the handheld gaming era. It encapsulates the pivotal moments and the unsung heroes of the gaming industry from 1988 to 1995. Whether you’re a retro enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of gaming, this book promises to enchant, inform, and inspire.

Unique FAQs:

  • What inspired the creation of “A Handheld History: 88-95”?
    • The overwhelming success of our first book and our passion for retro gaming.
  • How can I purchase this book?
    • Exclusively available on Lost In Cult’s website for pre-order.
  • Will “A Handheld History: 88-95” be available on Amazon?
    • No, it will be exclusively sold through Lost In Cult.
  • What makes this book different from other gaming history books?
    • It focuses solely on handheld gaming from 1988 to 1995 with contributions from top industry artists and journalists.
  • How long will it take to get the book once ordered?
    • Shipping starts in June, so it will be a quick turnaround for early orders.

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