• Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

  • A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene
  • Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

  • A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene
  • Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

  • A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene
  • Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

  • A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene
  • Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

  • A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene

Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene Read more

Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene Read more

Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene Read more

Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene Read more

Acorn – A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

A visual history of the iconic BBC Micro and Acorn Electron games scene Read more

Acorn - A World in Pixels - Extended Edition

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Beautifully Presented

A real collector's edition, case-bound hardback book, contained within a slip case.

Digital Download also available for those who have the first edition.

Now 600 pages, 170 new and updated pages

Page upon page of classic games, showcasing the computers’ inimitable graphic style and packed with memories and anecdotes from programmers, artists, publishers, reviewers and enthusiasts.

Games, games, games

Fully illustrated, packed with memories, now covering more than 170 of the best games on the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. More than 20 additional games added with this new edition.

Exclusive Interviews

Over 30 new interviews in this second edition, to add to the 70 interviews with key figures in the industry at the time - from the likes of David Braben and Ian Bell (Elite); Geoff Crammond (Revs/Aviator); Peter Irvin (Exile); Tim Tyler (Repton); Nick Pelling (Frak!); Peter Scott (Sim City/The Last Ninja) and many, many more.

Exclusive Artwork

Extended edition is laden with new and previously unseen game artwork, to add to the artwork from Ste Pickford (of the Pickford Brothers) and Les Ives (original cover artist for Micro Power and Superior Software).

Exclusive Features

Making of iconic titles including Ultimate Play the Game's Knight Lore, Alien 8, Sabre Wulf; plus classics like Elite, Exile and Repton; plus many, many more.

My abiding memories of the 1980s Acorn world are of wonderful, innovative years. I hope readers find that this book gives them a real sense of the excitement and magic of those times!

Richard Hanson (Superior Software)

The original title was ‘The Elite’.  We felt sure somebody else would be doing something similar and get it out sooner. Maybe not as well rounded in terms of gameplay, but advanced enough with wireframe graphics to steal a lot of our thunder.

David Braben (Elite)

I’m proud of what we achieved with it. Our hands were tied in so many ways by the limited RAM, so I don’t think there was much we could have done differently. We had a lot of ideas that we simply were restricted from implementing.

Peter Irvin (Exile)

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