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Commodore 64 (C64) A Visual Commpendium Expanded Edition

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The 'Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium Expanded Edition' is the 'new improved' edition of the Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium in a stunning new hardback format with another 260 pages of new content! So there’s more to read, but just as much amazing pixel art to look at.

You can also buy the "Second Edition" which is a softcover version of the new content if you own the original book (and don't want to upgrade to the single hardback version).

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Expanded Edition: Hardback version of both books combined - recommended

2nd Edition: Softcover version of the new content only (with hardcover slipcase) - recommended only if you own the original and don't want both books in one hardback


Overview


The 'Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium Expanded Edition' is the new improved version of the original 'Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium'. It contains all the content of the first book PLUS another 260 pages of new content in a stunning hardback format! So there’s more to read, but just as much amazing pixel art to look at. 

This 474 page hardback expanded version of Bitmap Book's first book, Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium, celebrates one the most popular home computers of all time. It takes you on a journey through the C64’s varied and colourful gaming library. Starting in 1982 with early releases like Jupiter Lander and Beach Head, we travel forward through the decades. 
 
This expanded edition contains the first book plus another 260 pages of new content so there’s more to read, but just as much amazing pixel art to look at. 
 
The 1980s saw an array of amazing titles such as Dropzone, Impossible Mission, Elite, Mercenary, Uridium, The Last Ninja… the C64 played host to an incredible array of genres, from shoot ’em ups to puzzlers, racing games to arcade adventures to games that still defy categorisation (The Sentinel, anyone?).
 
By the time the 1990s rolled around, talented coders were making the machine do things the original hardware designers didn’t think were possible: games like Turrican, Creatures and Lemmings showed that there was life left in the old CPU yet.
 
And even when Commodore went bust and the computer was no longer being manufactured, the games still kept coming. So the book pays homage to the developers that kept the system alive, featuring games that were completed and released a decade after the last boxed C64 left the high street.
 
Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium features well over 100 titles, represented by beautiful in-game shots or loading screens, plus a gallery of artwork by legendary ZZAP!64 artist Oliver Frey. Also included are a series of features, including profiles of key Britsoft developers, interviews with famous C64 artists, a look back at the demo scene, plus a showcase of unreleased titles and the new games being released more than 20 years after the last machine rolled off Commodore’s production line. 
 
Presented in full colour throughout, printed on high quality paper and complete with a spot-varnished protective dust cover, this unique title is a treat for anyone who grew up playing games or learning their craft on this most ubiquitous of home computers.
 

Book specifications

476 pages, 170mm x 230mm, Lithographic print, Hardback, Sewn binding, Spot varnish cover, Spot varnish dust jacket.

Full contributor list

Mat Allen, Pete Baron, Andrew Braybrook, Steve Brown, Stoo Cambridge, Gary Carr, David Crane, Stephen Crow, Andrew Davie, Ivan Davies, Karen Davies-Downey, Steven Day, Mevlut Dinc, Paul Docherty, Andy Dyer, Andreas Escher, Brian Fargo, Simon Forrester, Oliver Frey, Kevin Furry, Ron Gilbert, Dave Golder, Michael Haire, Jon Hare, Andrew Hewson, Robin Hogg, Paul Hughes, Andy Hutchinson, Robert Jaeger, Steve Jarratt, Mark Jones, Roger Kean, Mark W.J. Kelly, Kevin Kieller, Phil King, Paul Koller, John F. Kutcher, Ned Langman, James Leach, Robin Levy, Peter Liepa, Oliver Lindau, Richard Löwenstein, Steinar Lund, Archer MacLean, Sean Masterson, Jordan Mechner, Alan Miller, Jeff Minter, Andrew Morris, Paul Norman, Michal Okowicki, Philip Oliver, The Oliver Twins, Gary Penn, Jason Perkins, Simon Phipps, Jacco Van’t Riet, Julian ‘Jaz’ Rignall, Hugh Riley, Andy Roberts, Stephen Robertson, John Rowlands, Stephen Ruddy, Chris Shrigley, Steve Snake, Mat Sneap, Chuck Sommerville, Audun Sorlie, Bob Stevenson, Trevor Storey, Jonathan Smyth Temples, Stephen Ian Thomson, Mikael Tillander, Bob Wakelin, Martin Walker, Trenton Webb, Matt Wilsher, Gary Winnick and Stuart Wynne.

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