21st March - with the goal now reached, we are finalising all the text of the book. This will be done by end of March - then I will be designing and putting the book together of the following couple of weeks.
Aiming to go to print mid to end of April. There is a 4-week turnaround from the printers so the book should be sent out by mid to end of May.
23/10 - This is a pre-order scheme with the book currently being designed, all the text has been done. I will post preview images of the inside of the book as we progress over the next few weeks. It will be approx 170 pages, A5 and in hardback.
Florin’s ZX Spectrum Haul of Games, with a Foreword by David ‘Magic Knight’ Jones, collects the best of Paul Davies’ musings on the incredible world of Spectrum gaming.
The gaming phenomenon that was the ZX Spectrum, a home computer like no other, was a machine that changed lives when it burst on to the scene in the 1980s. In 10 years, it sold five million. Production ended over a quarter of a century ago, but software titles continue to be released.
Author Paul Davies is an established Spectrum games reviewer, writing for Fusion magazine, Crash, retroyak.com, indieretronews.com and regularly contributing to Retro Gamer magazine.
Florin’s ZX Spectrum Haul of Games is filled with game facts, tips and trivia as a self-confessed Speccyholic take his fellow 8-bit fanatics back to the glory years of gaming, giving us an entertaining take on the world through the lens of the amazing ZX Spectrum.
There is also a canvas, mug, aluminium print and mouse mat to grab as well, using Trevor Storey's amazing new cover.
Limited numbers left signed by Oliver Frey : The Collected Adventures of Jetman. This book is the complete Jetman strip that appeared in Crash in the 80s and 90s and also includes two extra strips - one that appeared in the Crash Annual 2018 and a new one just for this publication.
For much of the 1980s, the UK led the world-wide revolution in home computing. At the heart of the fledgling industry, which grew to be a billion-dollar-a-year business, Ocean Software led the way as a creative developer and publisher. Its history of innovation, expansion and triumphs established the company as a global brand. This is Ocean’s extraordinary story, told first-hand by those who were there, from the Suits upstairs to the 'Scum' in the Dungeon.
This PAPERBACK and HARDBACK book has over 30 memoirs from those who worked at Ocean thus giving a unique insight into what it was like working for one of the largest software houses in the 80s and 90s. Remember Daley Thompson's Decathlon? Paul Owens wrote the game for the ZX Spectrum as well as Kong and tells us first hand how he created the games.
This is a 268 page book charting the rise and eventual sell off of this great company.