*Please note: Christmas Posting Dates*
If you are ordering a copy of the book to arrive in time for Christmas, please take note of the latest ordering dates.
UK: Wednesday 18 Dec, 9am (GMT)
Europe (Western): Wednesday 11 Dec, 9am (GMT)
Europe (Rest): Friday 6 Dec, 9am (GMT)
International: Thursday 5 Dec, 9am (GMT)
Produced together with Sensible Software founder Jon Hare, Sensible Software 1986–1999 is the ultimate retrospective of the British software house behind some of the most groundbreaking and fondly-remembered games ever produced, including Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Mega lo Mania and Wizball.
It is the flagship title for Read-Only Memory, a new publishing company specialising in high-end books on gaming history, that combine art book production values with the very best in games journalism.
The book chronicles the rise of Sensible – from its C64 beginnings making games such as Parallax, Microprose Soccer and Wizball, to its million-copy-selling Amiga heyday in the early ‘90s. The narrative – guided by games industry luminary Gary Penn – tells the Sensible story through interviews and anecdotes from the team, legendary developers, industry bods and our pick of the games journalists who saw Sensible rise to world stardom, first hand.
This is paired with an exhaustive visual tour celebrating the company's idiosyncratic style: sprites, game maps, typefaces and box art, all beautifully reproduced. We’ll also be digging into the Sensible vaults to uncover a bounty of never-before-seen archival material including design documents and hand-drawn plans that show the first inklings of Sensible’s most famous games.
This book was successfully crowd-funded on Kickstarter, so it is thanks to the support of hundreds of Sensible Software fans worldwide that we are able to make the project a reality. For those who missed out on the original campaign we are pleased to announce that you can now order your copy here.
- Jon Hare
- Chris Chapman
- Stoo Cambridge
- Jools Jameson
- Martin Galway
- Mike Montgomery
- Gary Bracey
- Peter Molyneux
- David Darling
- Stuart Campbell
- Gary Whitta
- Dominik Diamond
- Graeme Boxall
- Sean Brennan
- Tony Beckwith