The story of 1970s Atari is only a page turn away!
Atari's Video Computer System is one of the most significant game consoles in the history of the medium, but much of the history behind its creation, its place on the market, and its games has been relegated to dusty memories, legal papers, and trade industry coverage. Historian Kevin Bunch has worked to reconstruct and contextualize the early history of Atari's woodgrain winner, covering its development, the history behind each game published in its first two years, and the tales of its contemporary competitors, too.
- Features in-depth retrospectives on VCS titles such as Combat, Street Racer, Breakout, and more—plus their competitors!
- Breathtaking, full-color images of every featured game, hardware, and related adverts
- Includes foreword by journalist Jenn Frank and an interview with Larry Wagner, former head of Atari’s Consumer Software Development Team
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kevin Bunch is a video game researcher and historian interested in the early days of the video game industry. He currently resides in Maryland, where he works as a science writer by day. Outside of game history research, he enjoys playing fighting games, stargazing, travel, and the natural world.
This book is not endorsed or sponsored by Atari Interative. Atari, Atari VCS, and all related game properties are trademarks of Atari Interactive. No ownership by the author or publisher is implied.