When video game culture just started to flourish and well before the time of Wii and virtual reality, going to game arcades was the only way to enjoy a more physical and sensational gaming experience. It was during the early 1980’s that arcade games with custom-built cabinets requiring more physical actions than controlling a few buttons and a joysticks emerged, all thanks to Yu Suzuki, a young gaming developer at SEGA. British publisher Read-Only Memory is planning to release a pop-up book celebrating these arcade cabinets and the project is currently up on Kickstarter.
SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History features pop-up sculptures of five SEGA arcade cabinets: Hang-On, Space Harrier, Thunder Blade, After Burner and Out Run. This beautifully-made coffee table book is more than just pop-up sculptures and nice graphics. Renowned games writer and novelist Keith Stuart has also penned historical content detailing each arcade cabinets for true enthusiasts.