Sensible Software 1986–1999
Art book featuring the talents of UK games developer team Sensible Software, a much-loved, distinctive team with an authentic entertaining personality:
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.
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.
Originally funded with a Kickstarter campaign, I backed it and have my copy today - it’s great.
You can find out more about the book at Read Only Memory here