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Sinclair ZX Spectrum:
a visual compendium
This will be the third book in the visual compendium series and will focus solely on the awesome Sinclair ZX Spectrum. As with other books in the series, each spread in the book will focus on a different game, each represented with a striking visual, along with short reviews, developer quotes, and behind-the-scenes trivia. All text will be edited and overseen by industry legend Steve Jarratt, a veteran computer games journalist and the foreword will be written by ex-Binary Design graphic artist Ste Pickford. Also within the book will be the stunning artwork by Oliver Frey, professional product photography, artist interviews, developer profiles, classic magazine showcases and also a visual look at the Russian Spectrum homebrew scene.
Contributors to the book include The Stamper Brothers, John Heap, Andrew Hewson, David Perry, The Oliver Twins, Matthew Smith, Julian Gollop plus many more...
Printed lithographically to the highest quality – spanning 296 pages. Finished book is 230mm x 170mm and comes in it’s own spot varnished dustcover.
a visual Commpendium
A book that celebrates the visual side of the glorious Amiga computer. Each spread features a beautiful image and a select few words which vary from games facts, mini reviews and quotes from the original developers. Edited by ex-Amiga Format editor Steve Jarratt and includes a foreword by ex-Sensible Software artist Stoo Cambridge, 140+ games, the demo scene, the birth of the Amiga 1000, unreleased Amiga games, game maps, artist interviews, developer profiles and photography of the various Amiga models.
Contributors to the book include RJ Mical, Eric Chahi, Martin Edmondson, Gary Penn, Ron Gilbert, Jon Hare, Julian Eggebrecht, David Braben plus many more...
Printed lithographically to the highest quality spanning 424 pages. Finished book is 230mm x 170mm and available in softcover and hardback. Every book comes in it’s own spot varnished dustcover, cardboard protective slipcase and will be shrink wrapped for extra protection.
a visual Commpendium
A book that celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made; the C64. Each spread will feature a beautiful image from a game and a few words. This could a mini review from an ex journalist such as Gary Penn or Steve Jarratt or quotes from the original developers and artists such as David Crane, Ron Gilbert, Jon Hare and Andrew Hewson just to name a few... The book will also feature game maps, loading screens, stunning artwork by Oliver Frey and a foreword written by Sensible Software’s legendary graphic artist Stoo Cambridge.
The content of the book is arranged in chronological order, starting in the early days with games such as Jupiter Lander and goes through to the latter days of the C64, featuring games such as Mayhem In Monsterland and Lemmings.
The final book is 232 pages and printed lithographically to the highest possible print standards. The finished size is 230mm x 170mm and comes with a spot varnished cover and also a protective loose dust jacket.
Crammed full of gameplay
footage, game audio and
much more – all optimised
for the iPad.
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