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Hewson Consultants Ltd’s
Kickstarter campaign for a
new book entitled
Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers has reached the
50% funded milestone after 10 days.
> Go to Kickstarter
The book’s author, Andrew Hewson, was the founder of
Hewson Consultants, 21st Century Entertainment and the founding
Chairman of United Kingdom trade body ELSPA (now known as
Throughout the campaign, more industry pioneers have been
announced as contributors to the book, including Steve Turner
(Graftgold), Andreas Axelsson & Fredrik Liljegren (Co-Founders
of DICE), Raffaele Cecco (Cybernoid, Exolon, Stormlord) Oliver
Frey, Roger Kean and many more.
“We are delighted to have reached this important milestone
and to have attracted so many top industry icons to contribute to
the book,” Said Andrew Hewson, Founder of Hewson Consultants.
He continued, “The most surprising thing has been the level
of support from outside the UK, with backers coming from as far as
Australia and Japan – clearly Hewson’s talented game
creators had a much broader impact that we realised. Now the focus
is on working hard to bring even more to the table as the campaign
Hewson Consultants and 21st Century Entertainment forged
reputations for releasing some of the most innovative and high
quality titles of their era by discovering and fostering
development legends like Raffaele Cecco (Exolon, Cybernoid), Andrew
Braybrook (Uridium, Paradroid), John Phillips (Nebulus), Steve
Turner (Avalon, Quazatron), Dominic Robinson (Zynaps) and the
founders of DICE who launched their first games, Pinball Dreams and
Pinball Fantasies, through 21st Century Entertainment.
Hints and Tips for Videogame Pioneers is about more than just
the history of Hewson Consultants and 21st Century Entertainment,
and it’s about more than just the games. It’s a book
which digs beneath the surface to examine the forces which made
those companies such prolific hit-producers, unearthing a rich
tapestry of expertise for the new generation of bedroom coders.
It’s a story of triumph and disaster, ecstasy and turmoil and
perpetual market forces in an industry which is constantly