Kickstarter Funded 'Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium' Hits Online Stores

c64-bookBitmap Books have published their first of many printed celebrations: The Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium. Now this great piece of computer history hits the Funstock online store, and it is taking pre-orders – the actual release date is October 1st. The price is £24.99 (about US$ 40).

Unlike other books about the C64, it celebrates the visual side of the computer. Each spread features a beautiful image from a game and a select few words. This ranges from a mini review from an ex journalist such as Gary Penn or Steve Jarratt or a quote from the original developers and artists such as David Crane, Ron Gilbert, Jon Hare and Andrew Hewson just to name a few… The book also feature game maps, loading screens, stunning artwork by Oliver Frey and a foreword written by Sensible Software’s legendary graphic artist Stoo Cambridge

Spanning over 230+ pages, the book is organised in chronological order, starting in the early days with games such as Jupiter Lander and go through to the latter days of the C64 featuring games such as Mayhem In Monsterland and Lemmings. It then moves on to finish looking at modern day C64 publishers and programmers such as RGCD and Paul Koller.

Link: Bitmap Books
On-line store: Funstock

Author: Paulo
Site co-founder, Slack admin, web admin and fan of tinkering with BASIC and assembly language for old machines.

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