GOING TO PRINT - FINAL CALL FOR UPGRADES!
We are delighted to finally announce that the book will be going to print next month! It's been a long road, with plenty of ups and downs, but your support... Read more
Hewson Making Games Again
We are delighted to announce that Hewson Consultants Ltd is going to be developing and publishing games again:
First and foremost we want to ensure all Kickstarter backers... Read more
Content Complete Reviews & Proof Reading
We hope 2016 is treating everybody well so far.
Now that we've had all the feedback returned from our team of reviewers and proof readers we thought we would... Read more
Happy New Year - Last Call for Photos!
2016 promises to be an exciting year for Hewson Consultants and we will be toasting all of our backers at midnight!
Your Photo in the Book - ALL BACKERS!
Remember... Read more
Between mulled-wine fueled retrogaming sessions and stuffing their stockings with cassettes and floppy disks, our team of Elves are pouring over the pages of the content complete book this Christmas to provide corrections... Read more
CONTENT COMPLETE + YOUR PHOTO IN THE BOOK!
We've been working on this book during evenings, weekends, on trains, on planes and in any other moments we could find. Finally, after a big push this weekend,... Read more
Exclusive Oliver Frey Cover Art - Special Edition Reveal!
We promised in the previous update that you wouldn't have to wait long, and if you've been following the teaser tiles on our Facebook or Twitter accounts then you'll know... Read more
Paperback Rear Cover Art
We've had our heads down working hard over the last few weeks, but we've got a series of updates planned over the coming weeks of which this is the... Read more
New Paperback Cover
We hope you like surprises! One of our ongoing goals is to deliver more for the final book and since our Kickstarter campaign ended we’ve announced new contributors... Read more
Special Edition Bonus Content + Progress Update
First of all, a quick summary of our progress:
- We are still chasing the final two contributor interviews, but everything else is in
- We are in discussions with... Read more
Book Progress & Special Edition Cover Mock Up
Book Progress Report
Since the last update we have been working flat out to edit all the contributor interviews into the book. This turned out to be a massive task... Read more
Book Progress & Retro Gamer Article
Is it summer already?! Time really does fly, but hopefully you are all finding time to enjoy the sunshine.
First and foremost, we’ve have a progress report on... Read more
Book Update, Wiki live & Album Launch
Thank you to those who were able to attend our Play Blackpool Q&A last Monday, it was a pleasure be there. Let's crack on with the update!
Book... Read more
1st Editorial Pass, Play Expo & Album Release!
We’ve got several bits of news to update you with, so let’s dive right in:
Andrew sat down last weekend to tackle the first editorial pass of... Read more
New Book Contributors and more!
Spring time is here and we've got a spring in our step. It's only a short update today because we've got a lot to talk about over the coming... Read more
Merry Christmas - SOUNDTRACK ALBUM GOES GOLD!
Ho, ho, ho!
First and foremost we'd like to wish every single one of our wonderful backers a very Merry Christmas!You've been so supportive, passionate and enthusiastic and we... Read more
Happy Anniversary / Soundtrack being mastered!
Happy Anniversary Kickstarter Backers!
This time last year Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers was successfully funded thanks to all of your generous contributions. We'd like to once again say a... Read more
Revival 2014 - Thank You!
Wow - who would have thought we'd get to follow the legendary John Romero on stage?!
Aside from really enjoying his Q&A on all things Doom & Quake, we were... Read more
Revival on Saturday
Just a quick update for anyone attending Revival in Wolverhampton this weekend. We are going to be around on the Saturday, with Andrew's talk taking place at 3pm... Read more
Soundtrack - Final Track List Confirmed!
As we reported in our previous update we've started focusing on the Digital Soundtrack since all the physical rewards were shipped. With that in mind we are delighted to... Read more
Jeroen Tel CONFIRMED for Sountrack + Jon Hare & Julian Rignall in the book!
Firstly, we're delighted to report that all the physical rewards i.e. the posters, games, magazines, T-shirts and hardware have now been dispatched!*
It's been really exciting for us... Read more
Reward Update: T-Shirts have arrived!
The shipping of physical rewards is now well under way, with signed posters and games starting to arrive with some backers. We've really enjoyed seeing all your reward... Read more
WE DID IT!
Although we passed the funding goal at the weekend, it's impossible to let yourself believe the Kickstarter is home and dry until you watch those final few seconds ticking down... Read more
Raffaele Cecco signed rewards for the final day!
It's been a wonderful ride but the last full day for the campaign now lies before us. We are absolutely delighted to confirm that stretch goal number one has been... Read more
WE DID IT! Project now fully FUNDED!
At around midnight (GMT) last night a flurry of activity on the Kickstarter campaign saw us sail across the finish and reach the campaign goal. Thanks to the remarkable efforts... Read more
Olof Gustafsson & Jonathan Dunn Confirmed
3 days to go and 95% funded
There are now just 3 days left to run in the campaign and at 95% funded we are so close to making this... Read more
Stretch Goals are LIVE!
Thanks to all of you, we are now at 89% funded with just 5 days remaining. We're not home and dry yet, but since we are so close to making... Read more
One-week countdown & Andrew's thoughts so far
We now have just one week remaining to make the book happen, so we wanted to start with a personal message from Andrew which outlines some of his thoughts on... Read more
PRESS PLAY ON TAPE to cover Uridium for the soundtrack
Weekend Update: PRESS PLAY ON TAPE confirmed for Soundtrack Album
We are delighted to confirm that Commodore 64 revival band PRESS PLAY ON TAPE will be recording a cover of... Read more
Meet Steve Turner & Andrew Hewson, more games added.
Mid-week Update - Meet Steve Turner & Andrew Hewson
We've passed the half way point of the campaign now but we've got lots of great rewards and announcements still to... Read more
T-shirts now available, closing in on 60% funded!
It's been a great week for the campaign, as we sailed past the 50% funded milestone on Thursday - 10 days after launch and are now closing in... Read more
Raffaele Cecco & Dominic Robinson Confirmed!
Big Mid-week Update!
We've got a big update with some brilliant news for you today, so let's get straight to it!
More Legendary Developers Confirmed
We've been working on this... Read more
New Contributor Confirmed – Gari Biasillo!
We are delighted to announce that we have confirmed another new contributor for the book – Gari Biasillo. Gary developed Slayer, Steel and Future Basketball for Hewson and also... Read more
Ultra-Rare Signed Magazine Added
We are working hard to bring as many great rewards to the campaign over the coming weeks as possible and since we've got that Friday feeling, we thought we'd... Read more
Hints & Tips, in the beginning.
Hello beloved backers. I thought I would take a break from the usual "what's new" style updates to talk in a little more depth about who we are and what... Read more
Steve Turner working on the Digital Soundtrack
As mentioned in Update 1 the legend that is Steve Turner (Avalon, Dragontorc, Ranarama, Quazatron) in busy working on brand new versions of his Avalon and Ranarama tracks for... Read more
Nebulus LIVE on Twitch at 1pm!
Just a quick update to tell you that our friends at UKGN will play live-streaming a play through of Hewson's classic titles Nebulus at 1pm:
Other Kickstarters We... Read more
DICE & the Pinball games - New Contributors Confirmed!
It's a Pinball themed update tonight because we can confirm three brilliant new contributors to the book. The legendary Co-Founders of DICE Andreas Axelsson and Fredrik Liljegren are on board... Read more
25% Funded on Day 2 - Thank You!!!
Wow, it's been quite a ride already! Day 2 and we are already 1/4 of the way there thanks to all you lovely people. We are so grateful for all... Read more
DIGITAL + PHYSICAL BUNDLES
Just a quick update regarding new reward tiers which bundle the Digital Book and the Physical Book together for you. Special thanks to Mousey over at the worldorspectrum.org forums... Read more
Steve Turner digital soundtrack update
So this is it, our first update of many!
First and foremost we would like to say how grateful and humbled we are by the support shown on day one... Read more