Gamemaster Classified

Created by Matthew Taranto

An Insider's Guide to Nintendo's Coming of Age

Latest Updates from Our Project:

That's a wrap! Pre-order link now open
about 1 month ago – Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 10:23:38 AM

A WINNER IS YOU! In 30 days, you managed to help us steamroll our 23k goal for a grand total of $96,792.63! Thank you from the bottom of our heart containers.

Now, we have a new link/store for all future pre-orders of GAMEMASTER CLASSIFIED. Check it out--comes in signed and unsigned variants, although the other tiers were KS-exclusive.

Gosh, that number is awfully close to the 100k goal for Lost in Translation. Maybe if we got enough pre-orders at this point we could potentially still hit it... (psst, tell your friends!)

Once again, we appreciate all the support over this past month. Now to get cracking on the rest of the book! Make sure you check in with us periodically when we'll have new info and pages to share.

Thanks again,


Final hours! LET'S-A GO (is that too modern a reference?)
about 1 month ago – Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 09:52:55 PM

This is it, everyone--the last day of the campaign. Let's go out with a bang! Tell your Player Twos!

In case you missed out on chatting with Howard on Saturday, he's now hosting an Ask Me Anything of his own over on Reddit. Drop a line to the original game counselor and get info straight from the source (maybe he'll even tell you where Level 7 is)!

Above all else though, thank you guys so much for a fantastic month and a great launch for this book's journey. We both promise to put our best feet forward in making this an entertaining and informative book worthy of our own pedigrees.

Thanks again!


Almost done! Your questions answered, another goal hit, another way to chat!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 05:18:56 PM

Hey everyone--lots to talk about so I'll get right to it!

First up, thank you so much to everyone who contributed to the LIVE Q&A on Saturday! Howard actually went through and diligently replied to every comment posted and you can find our full responses right here (DOCX format) or here (Pages format).

Next, if you had more general questions for me, Matthew, I am doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything right now! So feel free to stop by.

Lastly, we're in the final stretch! And while we nailed the Collector's Corner goal, we'd love to be able to hit that Lost in Translation Stretch tell your pals online and off about the book! The final days of KS campaigns can be as crazy as the first couple, meaning we can still make great progress.



Join us Saturday for a LIVE Q&A!
about 1 month ago – Thu, Mar 04, 2021 at 07:35:59 PM

Hi everyone—it's the last week of the Kickstarter and Howard and I greatly appreciate your continued support! As part of this campaign, we’ll be doing a live Q&A video this weekend on the BitFinity YouTube channel! That’s right, we’ll be answering your questions as you submit them over the course of a jam-packed hour of Nintendo talk.

Be sure to tune into the BitFinity YouTube channel at Saturday, March 6th at 8 PM Eastern Time (7 Central, 6 Mountain, 5 Pacific) to be part of the fun.


Level 4 Cleared! Next goals on the way...
about 2 months ago – Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 02:55:04 PM

Thanks to your continued efforts, our Insider Insights section of the book will now be a reality! 

Howard is now off and running, reaching out to his extensive list of former Nintendo chums to secure their thoughts on life at Nintendo, memorable moments, and brief stories related to their differing roles and perspectives on Nintendo and the games.

The book is starting to get pretty beefy at this point (it's looking like it'll be much closer to 200 pages now instead of the original 150)...but we can go further!

Bam, two more goals!

Level 5: "COLLECTOR'S CORNER" - 80k

As a kid whose room was decked out in Mario wall decals, Matthew can attest to the fact that Nintendo merchandise was everywhere even in the NES days. This section--which will collaborate with collectors of Nintendo merch--will highlight the wild, weird and wonderful paraphernalia that were being produced. Expect everything from goofy cereals to photos of original art and high-value items!

Level 6: "LOST IN TRANSLATION" - 100k

EarthBound. Advance Wars. Fire Emblem. Just a few of the beloved game series that got their start on the Famicom...yet didn't reach the West until much later! This additional section of the book will be focused on these and other imports as Howard and Matthew reflect on the decisions to not bring them to the NES. As Matthew is quite the EarthBound fan in particular, he's sure to have a few things to say...!

Thanks again for your concentrated efforts! We'll be back soon with more inside looks at the book.