The birth of a new era, a new medium, a new industry
What is it like to plunge into the unknown as one of the pioneers of an emerging technology driven industry? How do you forge the future of an entirely new entertainment medium when there is no precedent to follow?
From Uridium and Paradroid to Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies, from the ZX Spectrum to the Commodore Amiga, Andrew Hewson takes us on a journey through his pioneering videogames career, unearthing a rich tapestry of expertise for the next generation of digital leaders and gaming trailblazers.
Featuring commentary and analysis from more than twenty retrogaming icons including Steve Turner of Graftgold, Raffaele Cecco, Jon Hare of Sensible Software and the founders of EA DICE, Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers reveals the secrets behind the string of smash-hit titles produced by Andrew's celebrated games companies - Hewson Consultants and 21st Century Entertainment.
"Those were exciting days in the industry. We were making up the technology as we went along, looking for ways to do things that had never been done before."
Dominic Robinson, co-creator of Zynaps
"Ultimately the name became synonymous with quality - when a new Hewson title came into the offices, we'd sit up and take notice."
Julian Rignall, games journalist