A journey through groundbreaking software technology
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.
Having left my amiga in a cupboard from +- 1989 and never having been at that time attracted by workbench and the additional speed of the amiga this book has really been a good documentation for me and an update !!!! Thanks to the authors
Awesome nostalgia trip with some real history
a great read by the people who made it all happen and a good look behind the scenes. a good one for your retro gaming book collection
Amazing book covering the beginings with in depth information and details.
In depth research and a very well told story. Full of history and information.
Greatest Book I‘ve Read for a Long time. Awesome!!!
A beautiful book about a subject I was living as a kid. Highly recommended if you grew up with a Commodore 64, Amiga, or ST.
Really fun to read, interessing stories from insiders, brought back memories of the "good old times"
Feel the quality! An awesome compendium printed on high quality stock. Thank you :)
I didn't buy the first edition at time, so I was sad to miss this incredible work. So I bought book 2 and 3, and was amazed by the quality of these books. When it was possible again to pre-command book 1 I didn't hesitate and I don't regret it, it's a masterpiece. In addition there's not many occasions to have first hand memories from this 16 bit computer era and share again together all theses good moments. Remember when computing was fun ? :) Thanks a lot for the author for providing us such a quality work. You can buy it (and others book) without hesitation
Excellent read. Waiting for the next book already.
Was fantastic. Looking forward to more publications in the future.
Machen wir uns nichts vor: Dieses Buch bedient eine Nische. Da muss man schon sehr spezielle Interessen haben, um überhaupt auf dieses Thema aufmerksam zu werden. Und doch, dieses Buch ist ein Feuerwerk! Es beleuchtet eine Zeit, die ich höchstens am Rande mit bekommen habe und deren Haupterinnerung bei mir die Iron Maiden-Motive der Ladebildschirme an meinem Atari 1040 STe waren und die grausam krächzende Melodie von Secret of Monkey Island, die sich für meine Ohren damals doch so wundervoll anhörte. Der einzige Wermutstropfen ist, dass das Buch bislang nur auf Englisch erschienen ist, aber das ist kein Minuspunkt. Wer auch nur ein wenig Interesse an den Spielen der späten 80er hat, selbst einen Home Computer hatte und möglicherweise auch ein oder zwei kopierte Disketten - der sollte diesem Buch auf jeden Fall eine Chance geben!
Finally after a long time I could get the printed version of the first Edition. Thanks for the reprint.
No other books depicts my teenage heros and their underground activities. It's fun, accurate, anectodes filled, unique and in a gorgeous graphic form.
Press | Media | Reviews
Reports, interviews, reviews and podcasts about our publications, including Retro Gamer 🇬🇧🇩🇪, Skrolli 🇫🇮, Custom PC Mag 🇬🇧, Atari Legend TV 🇧🇪, Retrokomp 🇵🇱, Videospielgeschichten 🇩🇪, Pixelnostalgie 🇩🇪, RetroManiac 🇪🇸, Return 🇩🇪, Männerquatsch 🇩🇪, ST-Computer 🇩🇪, RetrogamesMaster 🇬🇧, RVG 🇬🇧, ZZAP Amiga 🇬🇧, The Games Machine 🇮🇹 … and more.
Events | Talks | Meet-Ups
Take the opportunity and get hold of one of our promotional cards at a trade fair or retro market. 📨 We always have special offers ready for these occasions. You can also have your book/s 📚 signed ✍🏻 by the author and ask questions about the content or make requests. Even in the noise of a fair, we are ready for a conversation. 🗣️
Games | History | Design
We ❤️ to uncover the backstories of computer and video games and put them into a larger context. Each of our books deals with different timelines and connects the past with the future. 👾 At the same time, we create a highly visual reading experience that bundles information and helps you fully immerse yourself in the exciting era of home computing. 💾