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Commodore 64: a visual commpendium: NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

After a successful Kickstarter campaign ‘Commodore 64: a visual commpendium’ is now available to pre-order from www.bitmapbooks.co.uk

So don’t worry if you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you will still be able to grab your copy. Due to a limited print run, you are advised to get your order in now for delivery in October.

Also available to pre-order is an A2 Dizzy poster featuring game maps from all Dizzy games on the Commodore 64. These maps have been created by Andy Roberts and most are original maps used in Commodore Format magazine.

About the book

A book that celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made; the C64. Unlike other books about the C64, it will celebrate the visual side of the computer. Each spread will feature a beautiful image from a game and a few words. This could a mini review from an ex journalist such as Gary Penn or Stuart Wynne 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 will also feature game maps, loading screens, stunning artwork by Oliver Frey and a foreword written by Sensible Software’s legendary graphic artist Stoo Cambridge.

The book will then be 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 will then finish looking at modern day C64 publishers and programmers such as RGCD and Paul Koller.

The final book will be 232 pages and printed lithographically to the highest possible print standards. The finished size is 230mm x 170mm and comes with a spot varnished cover and also a loose dust jacket.

Book contributors

Mat Allen, Stoo Cambridge, David Crane, Karen Davies, Steven Day, Mevlut Dinc, Paul Docherty, Andy Dyer, Oliver Frey, Ron Gilbert, Jon Hare, Andrew Hewson, Robin Hogg, Steve Jarratt, Roger Kean, Phil King, Paul Koller, James Leach, Robin Levy, Oliver Lindau, Steinar Lund, Michal Okowicki, Jordan Mechner, Jeff Minter, Philip Oliver, Gary Penn, Jason Perkins, Simon Phipps, Jacco Van ‘t Riet, Hugh Riley, Andy Roberts, Stephen Robertson, Steve Rowlands, Stephen Thomson, Matt Sneap, Bob Stevenson, Jonathan Temples, Matt Wilsher and Stuart Wynne.

About Sam

Sam has over 10 years experience as an award winning professional Graphic Designer, working for agencies in London and also in the South West of England. His passion for design and also the Commodore 64, mean that he is ideally placed to create this book to the highest possible standard.

About Bitmap Books

A new publisher specialising in beautifully designed and produced books all about video games. Commodore 64: a visual commpendium is the first book by

Bitmap Books.

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