For much of the 1980s, the UK led the world-wide revolution in home computing. At the heart of the fledgling industry, which grew to be a billion-dollar-a-year business, Ocean Software led the way as a creative developer and publisher. Its history of innovation, expansion and triumphs established the company as a global brand. This is Ocean’s extraordinary story, told first-hand by those who were there, from the Suits upstairs to the 'Scum' in the Dungeon.
This PAPERBACK and HARDBACK book has over 30 memoirs from those who worked at Ocean thus giving a unique insight into what it was like working for one of the largest software houses in the 80s and 90s. Remember Daley Thompson's Decathlon? Paul Owens wrote the game for the ZX Spectrum as well as Kong and tells us first hand how he created the games.
This is a 268 page book charting the rise and eventual sell off of this great company.
The main reason for buying this book was to revisit the artwork by Bob Wakelin, and it didn't disappoint. Good quality hardback book
Anyone who grew up playing these games will love this book, and be tempted to get the old devices or emulators out to have a nostalgia play through again :)
Great book. Very detailed info about the company through the years. Can recommend!
Have only really flicked through the book; not had chance to read it properly yet but even so it still brings back so many good memories of using my Speccy in the 80’s. Looking forward to reading it as soon as I can :)
Grew up in the 80s playing their games on the spectrum. And the endless button bashing on Daley thompsons Decathlon. Happy memories and great to read about this software house.