As independent publisher, Microzeit is committed to a neo-modern take on the digital retro scene. The narratives focus on the human experience and social needs when dealing with ”modern technology”.
The constitution of a digital age is condensed in our image-rich narratives of pop cultural influences, historical accounts, advertising, economic factors and interviews with numerous contemporary witnesses.
Retrospectives on technological experiences are always linked to the conditions of industries, systems, societies or groups. We do not talk about computer systems without the constraints they impose.
Press, Media & Reviews
Reports, interviews, background stories and podcasts on our publications, including Retro Gamer (UK and Germany), Skrolli, Custom PC magazine, Retrokomp, Videospielgeschichten, Pixelnostalgie, RetroManiac, Return, Männerquatsch, ST-Computer, RetrogamesMaster, RVG etc….
Postcards, Power Packs & Collections
This books really gets you back into the simpler times, where you explored stuff exchanged on school grounds back in the days.
It's a brilliant and quality book about some of the least known subject of '80s and '90s computing. If you want to know what exciting period you've missed because you're too young, or you're too old to have know this incredible moment (remember when computing was fun?). You'll learn why computing was even better before, when your computer was not spying you and made amazing performances unknown even sometimes for their own creators. It is the incredible story of the cracking groups and the demoscene. Read this, you'll learn a lot about the history of computers. Thanks a lot for its author for this deep work on these not enough known subjects!
There aren't many books about this pretty extremely niche interest and this one delivers the good as far as I'm concerned. I loved reading about the guys who in my mind when I was a young early teen were the coolest people on the planet. I was fascinated with thinking about the route these disks took before they got into my hands. I felt like a rebel and almost part of the scene.
Yes, if you had an ST back in the day and enjoyed collecting these disks and reading the scrollers and being amazed at the menus then buy this book!
Marco has created a brilliant trilogy with these three books. Very good reading and I will read them again in the future, great information and excellent artworks.
If there was one thing I would ask for next time it would be going into even more detail about how some of the cool sprite and colour tricks were achieved as I was always fascinated by the coders getting some many extra colours and sprites out of the humble ST(E).
Best-in-class book and unique opportunity to learn more about this amazing IT period!
The most comprehensive essay on the cracking scene you are likely to ever read. Interviews, insights and stories from the underground world we all took part in but told from an insiders point of view. Fascinating and exciting to read. The sort of book that can be read multiple times and bring back memories of a golden age.
I became immersed in the zeitgeist where border busting, games, demo acquisition, disk magazine writing and just having hedonistic Atari-related fun were the things around which my life revolved. I dare say there is no better way for a former Atari scener (or even an out-gourded satellite such as myself) to re-live those days again.
Even if I was active on the C64 and Amiga scene rather than Atari ST I do recognize so much of it from Atari-friends and demo parties.
Many sleepless hours trying to pixel something, joyful hours flew past in gaming as Thalion was our Psygnosis. Back then I had no idea why demos, early games and utilities turned out how they did. Or who were the wizkids behind them. Or how on earth they manage the ST to do things no one ever imagined possible when it was launched! Now I’m starting to get the picture and I’m hungry for more. For me this is not just another Kickstarter book I backed. This is an important moment in our beloved Atari ST history. A trip into our underground culture the way it should be told.
As one of the few U.S. people I always felt like I was missing out on the scene in Europe. This book has done an amazing job to put the things into view I could only dream to understand about: what was happening back in those days. This Kickstarter was worth every penny and more.
The history in this book is the reason why I am where I am today (at Apple).