As an 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
No other books depicts my teenage heros and their underground activities. It's fun, accurate, anectodes filled, unique and in a gorgeous graphic form.
Good stuff. Looking forward to future publications.
The book is great to read, with lots of detailed information :)
I recommend it!
Mostly about the ST scene, but extremely interesting nonetheless!
Colourful, lavish and utterly compelling retelling of a part of computer history that most people completely missed. Those of us who did not, know how important it was. A must-own for anyone interested in demoscene, its history and what it meant, especially on the Atari ST.
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!
I played a part. All I wanted was to see the Cracker series realised. It really reflects the history of this such a great 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.
Beautifully designed, informative and a great and interesting vintage Atari 16-bit book for all who loved this machine and also for those of you that have never seen anything like this.
For once, I am (almost) lost for words by what is nothing less than a beautiful and professionally produced product and is certainly worth every penny.