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Those who have seen Fusion Retro Books, Ocean, US Gold and Spectrum books have always commented on their quality and content. This book will be printed by the same printer to the very same quality and be full of content an never seen before imagery. The spine will be 'stitch-bound' allowing the book to be opened further so you can see that part of the image that is normally in the spine if glued. This will be ideal for this 236 page book where each and every pixel can be seen.

Teaming up Roger Kean once again on this project - as you may know Roger owned Newsfield Publications that launched Crash, Zzap! 64, Amtix etc. 

Roger has been responsible for documenting the history in both my Ocean and U.S. Gold book and his skills will be used once again to put to paper the story of The Oliver Twins, from the very start in their early teens up to the point they started Blitz. 

The book will be a classic British Story of Brothers turning a love of games, into a business that inspired so many.

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My first love when growing up in West Wales back in the 80's was the ZX Spectrum. It was the one I got for Christmas back in 1982. Other friends in my small town had the Commodore 64 and I remember visiting them now and again to play the latest games on the system. I was always gob-smacked by the music playing when the game loaded and the colourful graphics. I was slightly jealous of my friends, but never let on in the banter in the school playground. 

I've loved the SID chip ever since and am proud to have a number of those whose music I listened to back in the day contribute to this book.

I've also had the pleasure, whilst publishing my book on both Ocean and US Gold, of bumping into some iconic Commodore 64 programmers and artist and many of them will also be writing memoirs on why the Commodore 64 means so much to them - this includes those from here in the UK and across the pond in America. Read more

 

C64 Videogame pioneer Jeroen Tel’s new Remake Album

C64 video game music pioneer Jeroen Tel has launched this IndieGogo project with the aim
to release a C64 remake album featuring at least 12 of his best known classics.

“It’s been my dream for over 20 years to remake the most
memorable of these C64 SID soundtracks in a professional way”
he says, explaining the reason behind the project.

Fans of video game music, chip music, SID music or C64 game music got to check it out:  “Jeroen Tel - Tel Me More”  here - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tel-me-more

Insert Coin: Inside Midway's '90s Revolution

From Mortal Kombat to NBA Jam to Cruis'n USA, this is the untold history of the greatest videogame studio of the 90's.

Insert Coin talks to the developers of each game and lays out how all the games were made and how they connected with each other. Every game had its own unique story about victories, setbacks, and general mayhem. Only someone from the inside can understand the context of events and ask the right questions. 

On top of the games everyone knows and loves, there are a lot of projects that have never seen the light of day. Insert Coin discusses with the devs who worked on them to find out what these games were and what happened to them.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshuatsui/insert-coin-inside-midways-90s-revolution

Spectrum Addict 2015

A full length documentary feature film taking a detailed look at the ZX Spectrum, its history, developers, games and fans.

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict will be a full length documentary feature film (120-180 minutes, est.) which takes a detailed look at the ZX Spectrum, its history, its developers, its games and its fans.

The film will be a unique tribute to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict will have dramatic re-enactments, interviews like you’ve never seen before with major Spectrum industry figures, and will feature real people who grew up influenced by the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.  More here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andyremic/spectrum-addict-2015