|Ocean Book - Paperback Book
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.
Really well put together piece. Great to learn about one of the software powerhouses of my childhood. They made some of the most memorable games from that era.
Ocean were one of my favourite software houses back in the 80s. They produced amazing games and I still enjoy listening to Martin Galway's music to this day! This book provides an amazing insight as to what went on behind the scenes and is highly recommended for fans of retro gaming.
So many great details from ocean's past
Lovely book that captures some of the times at Ocean. Met some of the folks at Zzap Live in 2023 who said how , "it wasn't all unicorns and rainbows." Nevertheless, worth getting. My ex-publishing missus was impressed by the layout also .
I already bought many books from Fusion Retro Books and all are top quality, I recommend them to anyone who likes to read about video games.