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From Paradroid to Pinball Dreams. Andrew Hewson shares experiences & insights from his pioneering videogames career in this new book.
From Paradroid to Pinball Dreams. Andrew Hewson shares experiences & insights from his pioneering videogames career in this new book.
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    DIGITAL BOOK: Support Andrew's story and receive a digital copy of the book.

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    DIGITAL + SOUNDTRACK: Get a digital copy of the book plus a world exclusive digital soundtrack album featuring tracks from top Hewson and 21st Century Enterainment games. The album combines original tracks from the likes of Steve Turner (Graftgold), and Ben Daglish (Firelord) with remixed tracks created exclusively for the album, such as a never-before-heard remix of Nick Jones Exolon music!

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    DIGITAL + POSTER: Get a digital copy of the book plus an A2 poster of Oliver Frey's Paradroid artwork as featured on the cover of Zzap 64 No. 7 (November 1985).

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    PHYSICAL BOOK + SOUNDTRACK: Get a physical, printed copy of the book, perfect bound in paperback form. You also get the world exclusive digital soundtrack album featuring tracks from top Hewson and 21st Century Enterainment games. The album combines original tracks from the likes of Steve Turner (Graftgold), and Ben Daglish (Firelord) with remixed tracks created exclusively for the album, such as a never-before-heard remix of Nick Jones Exolon music!

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    DIGITAL + T-SHIRT: Get a digital copy of the book plus the exclusive, limited edition Hewson Consultants T-shirt featuring the very first Hewson logo from the earliest games.

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    PHYSICAL BOOK + POSTER: Get a physical, printed copy of the book, perfect bound in paperback form. You also get an A2 poster of Oliver Frey's Paradroid artwork as featured on the cover of Zzap 64 No. 7 (November 1985).

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    SPECIAL EDITION: Get a Special Edition hardback copy of the book with exclusive, original cover artwork by Oliver Frey, perfect bound. You also get an A2 poster of Oliver Frey's Paradroid artwork as featured on the cover of Zzap 64 No. 7 (November 1985) and the world exclusive digital soundtrack album featuring tracks from top Hewson and 21st Century Enterainment games. The album combines original tracks from the likes of Steve Turner (Graftgold), and Ben Daglish (Firelord) with remixed tracks created exclusively for the album, such as a never-before-heard remix of Nick Jones Exolon music!

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    COLLECTORS EDITION: Get everything from the Special Edition tier plus your book personally signed by Andrew Hewson and the poster personally signed by Steve Turner of Graftgold.

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    BENEFACTOR: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus become a Benefactor with your name printed in the Special Thanks section. You also get to pick your favourite game and write a 140 character comment about it to be printed in the book.

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    INTERVIEWER: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus become an interviewer in the book. You get to ask 5 questions for Andrew or any of the other contributors to answer in print. Your name will also be listed in the book as an official contributor alongside legends like Steve Turner and Oliver Frey.

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    SIGNED ZZAP64: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus the No. 7 issue of ZZAP64 (November 1985) featuring Oliver Frey's Paradroid artwork on the cover personally signed by both Andrew Hewson and Steve Turner of Graftgold. You'll also receive a personal letter of thanks from Andrew Hewson telling the story of how the Paradroid diaries came to be featured in the magazine as one of the first ever (if not THE first) developer diary in the history of the industry.

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    SPECTRUM COLLECTION: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus Eliminator, Gunrunner and the 4th Dimension compilation (includes Klimax, Battle Valley, Anarchy, Cyberdyne Warrior, Insects in Space, Head the Ball, Herobotix, Mission Impossibubble, Supercup and Kraal). All games in mint condition and 4th Dimension games include an A2 poster of the games artwork! All signed by Andrew Hewson plus a personal letter from him talking about the games, and your name in the Special Thanks section of the book!

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    COLLECTORS RACK IT PACK: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus 3 games from the Rack It Hewson label each signed by Andrew Hewson - Battle Valley, 5th Gear and Tunnel Vision (all C64/128 cassette).

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    THE MIKE MALE PACK: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus a copy of Evening Star on Commodore disc (C64/128 in 64 mode) and Heathrow Air Traffic Control signed by Andrew Hewson.

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    The Jukka Tapanimäki Pack: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus copies of Netherworld and Zamzara created by the late Jukka Tapanimäki, both signed by Andrew Hewson. You will also receive a personal letter from Andrew Hewson talking about his memories of working with Jukka Tapanimäki.

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    THE MARVIN'S MARVELLOUS ADVENTURE PACK: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus a copy of Marvin's Marvellous Adventure for Amiga A1200 signed by Andrew Hewson

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    COLLECTORS PINBALL PACK: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus Pinball Dreams (Amiga with original-run box art), Pinball Fantasies (Amiga) and Pinball Mania (A1200/A4000) all personally signed by Andrew Hewson. You will also receive a personal letter from DICE Co-founder Fredrik Liljegren talking about how Pinball Dreams was created.

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    SIGNED C+VG: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus the March 1986 issue of C+VG featuring Uridium on the cover personally signed by both Andrew Hewson and Steve Turner of Graftgold. You'll also receive a personal letter of thanks from Andrew Hewson telling the story of how the Uridium artwork came to be used for the cover.

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    GOLDEN JOYSTICK PACK: Get everything from the Collectors Edition tier plus a 25th anniversary, limited edition Competition Pro Golden Joystick with 50 pre-loaded games (25 Amiga and 25 C64). Nine of the games are Hewson or 21st Century Entertainment hits: Cybernoid 2 (Amiga), Nebulus (Amiga), Pinball Dreams (Amiga), Stormlord (Amiga), Alleykat (C64), Exolon (C64), Nebulus (C64), Paradroid (C64) and Uridium (C64). The joystick will be personally signed by both Andrew Hewson and Steve Turner, with a personal letter from both discussing some of the pre-loaded hits.

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