A Gremlin in the Works: An Interview with Mark Hardisty

A Gremlin in the Works is an upcoming 572 page double-book-collection that tells the inspiring true story of the Sheffield based gaming company “Gremlin” and to help highlight what one might expect from this book, and the inspirations that led-up to its creation, we caught up with the book’s author, Mark Hardisty, to ask him a few questions.

This interview was recorded on the showfloor of the recent Play Blackpool event, which was sponsored by Funstock Retro, and as a result the sound quality may not be as clear as one might expect; but its still an interesting insight into a very informative book; a book which you can order from Funstock Retro.

So what exactly can you expect from this Gremlin in the Works book? Well written by Mark Hardisty, and officially endorsed by Gremlin founder Ian Stewart, A Gremlin In The Works features interviews and anecdotes from all of its key members, including Chris Kerry, Ben Daglish and Greg Holmes, along with stalwarts of the UK gaming scene: Rod Cousens, Tim Chaney, Jeremy Heath-Smith, Geoff Brown and Infogrames founder Bruno Bonnell among many others.

Filled with game imagery, memorabilia and archive material such as old letters, business cards, staff photos and game design documents, this is an exhaustive and comprehensive chronicle of one of Britain’s best-loved developers, and a fascinating exploration of the meteoric rise of the gaming scene in the ’80s and ’90s. The finished book is 572 pages long which is spilt into two volumes. Both volumes are housed within a heavy board full-colour slipcase. Each volume will lovingly printed to the highest standards using CMYK and Pantone inks.

You can order A Gremlin in the Works book from www.funstockretro.co.uk.