The story of US Gold is 236 pages in length and charts the rise of US Gold from it's first sale of C64 games, to the eventual sell off to Eidos. The US Gold logo on the front cover is embossed and spot varnished, making the book a desirable addition to any gaming fan or book collector.
The book is filled with memoirs from the developers, musicians and artist that created many of U.S. Gold's successful releases - titles such as Beach Head, Impossible Mission and Summer Games as well as arcade conversions like Outrun, Tapper and Spy Hunter. The story of the US Gold is told by those who made the company the giant it was.
The book also explores the creation and running of Centresoft - a company owned by U.S. Gold that became the largest distribution centre of games in the UK - Ocean Software was their biggest customer.
Artwork and never before seen photographs are littered throughout the book.
Limited numbers left signed by Oliver Frey : The Collected Adventures of Jetman. This book is the complete Jetman strip that appeared in Crash in the 80s and 90s and also includes two extra strips - one that appeared in the Crash Annual 2018 and a new one just for this publication.
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.