Commodore 64 Book: A Visual Commpendium (C64)

Commodore 64 Book: A Visual Commpendium (C64)

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Celebrates the visual side of the glorious Commodore 64 (aka C64) computer and Commodore 64 games. Each spread features a beautiful image and a select few words (these carefully considered comments vary from games facts, a mini review and even quotes from the original developer).

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Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium

Why We LOVE 'Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium'!

It really is a thing of beauty. The Commodore 64 has some of the most icon imagery in video gaming history and this book brings that together masterfully. From the sheer volume of images (over 200+) to the variety, it's a fascinating read and something anyone with even the slightest interest in either the C64, or retro gaming in general would be thrilled to own. I can't recommend this enough" - Andy Pearson, General Manager,

Everything You Need To Know!

A book that celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made; the C64.
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

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.

Quality / Pages
Spanning over 230+ pages and printed lithographically to the highest possible print standards.

Top of the range thread sewn perfect binding for added durability. This special type of binding also allows the book to be opened perfectly flat.

The finished size is 230mm x 170mm and comes with a spot varnished cover and also a loose dust jacket.




Mat Allen, Steve Brown, Stoo Cambridge, Gary Carr, David Crane, Karen Davies-Downey, Steven Day (STE’86), Mevlut Dinc, Paul Docherty (DOKK), Andy Dyer, Oliver Frey, Kevin Furry, Ron Gilbert, Jon Hare, Andrew Hewson, Robin Hogg, Steve Jarratt, Roger Kean, Phil King, Paul Koller, John F. Kutcher, James Leach, Robin Levy, Peter Liepa, Oliver Lindau, Steinar Lund, Michal Okowicki, Archer MacLean, Jordan Mechner, Alan Miller, Jeff Minter, Paul Norman, Philip Oliver, Gary Penn, Jason Perkins, Simon Phipps, Jacco Van ’t Riet, Hugh Riley, Andy Roberts, Stephen Robertson (SIR), John Rowlands, Stephen Ruddy, Mat Sneap, Bob Stevenson, Jonathan Smyth Temples, Stephen Ian Thomson (S.I.T), Martin Walker, Matt Wilsher and Stuart Wynne.


About the Author

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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