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Hewson Consultants Book

both_books2_transBack in the day, Hewson Consultants was a giant of a software publisher. The list of games they released included classics such as Exolon, Cybernoid, Uridium, Ranarama, Quazatron, Technician Ted… it really is a huge and varied list.

Recently, Andrew Hewson has written and published a book entitled “Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers”, sharing his memories on 80s and 90s gaming industry. If you’re as nostalgic about retro gaming as I am, you will love it!

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?

The book features 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.

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.

The book can be purchased from Hewsonconsultants.com.

Also, for those of us who love music from games, Hewson recently release an album of remade classics. The album is available to download from itunes and Bandcamp.

As a thanks to 80sNostalgia readers, Rob Hewson has set up a discount code for you to use! If you visit Hewson Consultants Bandcamp page you can use the discount code “80snostalgia” to get 40% off the full album. Hoorah!

I’m looking to set up a quick interview with Andrew and Rob, so please let me know if you have any questions you would like to have me ask.


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