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Grand thieves & tomb raiders

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Gaming: it s the greatest British invasion of them all. Lara Croft is an international icon and the British-bornGrand Theft Autoand i
ts spin-offs have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The UK s games industry is now bigger than either its cinema or its music.

Yet the mediums birth in Thatcher s Britain was almost accidental. While politicians championed computers like the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum as engines of learning, it was left to a grassroots culture of amateur programmers to unlock their true potential. And from bedrooms and classrooms across the country, a brilliant profusion of innovative and idiosyncratic games soon emerged propelling their young creators to fame, riches and, eventually, a place on the world stage.
This is the story of those teenage coders  tracing their journey from the first home computers to the age of the smartphone. A mix of oddball characters, programming miracles and moral panics,Grand Thieves & Tomb Raidersreveals how the unique history of British computing led to some of the greatest games of all time.                   

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Author(s):
Rebecca Levene, Magnus Anderson
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
216x135x30.5
EAN-13:
9781845137045
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781845137045
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Aurum Press

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Gaming: it s the greatest British invasion of them all. Lara Croft is an international icon and the British-bornGrand Theft Autoand i
ts spin-offs have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The UK s games industry is now bigger than either its cinema or its music.

Yet the mediums birth in Thatcher s Britain was almost accidental. While politicians championed computers like the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum as engines of learning, it was left to a grassroots culture of amateur programmers to unlock their true potential. And from bedrooms and classrooms across the country, a brilliant profusion of innovative and idiosyncratic games soon emerged propelling their young creators to fame, riches and, eventually, a place on the world stage.
This is the story of those teenage coders  tracing their journey from the first home computers to the age of the smartphone. A mix of oddball characters, programming miracles and moral panics,Grand Thieves & Tomb Raidersreveals how the unique history of British computing led to some of the greatest games of all time.                   

Author(s):
Rebecca Levene, Magnus Anderson
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
216x135x30.5
EAN-13:
9781845137045
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781845137045
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Aurum Press

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