LET THE GAMES BEGIN… GAME ON!


Two hugely experienced and respected professionals in the Games industry – Simon Byron and Ste Curran will publish a book this Autumn 2006 entitled “GAME ON!: FROM PONG TO OBLIVION: THE GREATEST GAMES Of ALL TIME”. An interesting book that will focus on the 50 greatest games of all time tackling different topics from development, to the success of each game. GAME ON! will also tell the reader where to play the greatest games.

Read on for the Press Release.


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LET THE GAMES BEGIN…

GAME ON!
FROM PONG TO OBLIVION: THE GREATEST GAMES OF ALL TIME

Headline Book Publishing is delighted to announce the signing up of ‘GAME
ON!: FROM PONG TO OBLIVION: THE GREATEST GAMES OF ALL TIME’, – to be
published in the Autumn 2006 – written and compiled by Simon Byron and Ste
Curran – two hugely experienced and respected professionals in the Games
industry.

FACT: The Games Industry is bigger than Hollywood and 2004 saw the total
sales of video games far exceeding sales of cinema tickets and DVD sales
combined.

We’ve all seen books about sitcoms, soaps, celebrity chefs, rockstars and
reality TV stars. But GAME ON! is the kind of book that breaks new ground.
There have been books on the history of gaming, books about the artwork of
specific games or ones that tell you all the cheats and gameplay tips
(great for hardcore fans). But until now, there has been no general
enthusiast book for the 26.5 million people in the UK classed as gamers* –
the people who know how cool games are but have had nothing to help them
celebrate the fact.

Focussing on the fifty greatest games of all time, GAME ON! vividly
recreates what made each title so great and gives key information on the
development and success of each title, but above all, it tells the reader
where to find and play it now – immediately making GAME ON! ideal for the
for the gift market.

James Horobin – Headline’s UK Sales Director says: “It stands to reason
that Headline should be the first to recognise the yawning gap in the
market and to cater to the needs of the fastest growing division in the
entertainment industry.”

Piers Blofeld – Senior Commissioning Editor at Headline and the man
responsible for starting up their New Generation list says: “GAME ON! is
perfect – not only have we had considerable TV interest in doing a list
show based around the concept, but it is an ideal indicator of what this
list is all about: developing new markets with imaginative, contemporary
and original titles.’

* Source: BBC ‘State of Play’ survey, December 2005.


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