Proyecto en Kickstarter del libro “Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers”
Una bonita iniciativa que los aficionados a los videojuegos podemos buenamente considerar, si está en nuestra mano. Las aportaciones van desde las 10 libras esterlinas como mínimo, por poseer la edición digital del libro, hasta las 600 libras y se justifica por el tipo de recompensa que el único licitante a la misma tendrá derecho: “SIGNED QUAZATRON SINCLAIR USER: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus the No. 50 issue of Sinclair User (May 1986) featuring David Rowe’s Quazatron artwork on the cover personally signed by both Andrew Hewson and Steve Turner of Graftgold. The magazine contains a review of Quazatron and the regular Hewson’s Helpline column. You’ll also receive a personal letter of thanks from Andrew Hewson talking about Quazatron and the story of the Hewson’s Helpline column.” Como para pensárselo…
From Paradroid to Pinball Dreams. Andrew Hewson shares experiences & insights from his pioneering videogames career in this new book.
Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers is a new book by Andrew Hewson, founder of Hewson Consultants, 21st Century Entertainment and the founding Chairman of UK videogames trade body ELSPA (now UKIE).
If you were a Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad, Atari ST or Amiga gamer, then the chances are you played games published by Andrew’s companies: Hewson and 21st Century Entertainment.
Throughout the 1980s Hewson built up a reputation for quality games and great box artwork, publishing numerous smash hit titles, such as: Paradroid, Heathrow Air Traffic Control, Avalon, Dragontorc, Firelord, Pyracurse, Rana Rama, Zynaps, Cybernoid I and II, Nebulus, Uridium and Stormlord.
After Hewson shut its doors, company founder Andrew Hewson went on to setup 21st Century Entertainment which revitalised a whole gaming genre – the Pinball simulator.
Andrew Hewson was also the founding chairman of ELSPA, the original industry trade body in the UK. ELSPA responded to concerns about violent videogames by establishing a movie-style age ratings system for games and continues to represent the UK games industry today under its new identity as UKIE.
Hewson believed strongly in promoting the creators of the games they published. Over the years many legendary developers worked on Hewson and 21st Century Entertainment published titles, including several who launched their careers with the companies: