Hewson Consultants Ltd, one of the pioneering names of the UK games industry, is delighted to announce the launch of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers on Amazon, following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign.
Priced at £15.99, Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers chronicles the history of Hewson Consultants and 21st Century entertainment. From Uridium and Paradroid to Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies, from the ZX Spectrum to the Commodore Amiga, author Andrew Hewson takes us on a journey through his pioneering videogames career, unearthing a rich tapestry of expertise for a new generation of bedroom coders.
Featuring commentary and analysis from more than twenty retro-gaming icons including Steve Turner of Graftgold, Jon Hare of Sensible Software, the founders of EA DICE and legendary coder Raffaele Cecco, Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers reveals the secrets behind a string of smash-hit titles produced by two of the most iconic software houses of the 20th century.
“Those were exciting days in the industry.” Writes book contributor Dominic Robinson, co-creator of Zynaps. “We were making up the technology as we went along, looking for ways to do things that had never been done before.”
Julian Rignall, Editor-at-Large of USGamer.net and a former ZZAP! 64 reviewer is another contributor, “Ultimately, the name became synonymous with quality. When a new Hewson title came into the offices, we’d sit up and take notice”.
Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers is available on Amazon and through other retailers now, priced at £15.99 for the paperback edition, £6.99 for Amazon kindle, with the standard and special edition hardback available directly from www.hewsonconsultants.com.
About Hewson Consultants Ltd
In the 80s and 90s Hewson Consultants Ltd and, its successor, 21st Century Entertainment Ltd forged reputations for releasing some of the most innovative and highly polished titles of their era by discovering and fostering development legends like Andrew Braybrook (Uridium, Paradroid), Steve Turner (Avalon, Quazatron), Raffaele Cecco (Exolon, Cybernoid), John Phillips (Nebulus), Dominic Robinson (Zynaps) and the founders of EA DICE who created Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies and Pinball Illusions.