Blaze Entertainment have partnered up with Bitmap Books to bring us another visual compendium, and this one is a beast. The ‘Atari 2600/7800: A Visual Compendium’ book has over 528 pages full of pixel art, cover art, and product design from the Atari era. Throughout the pages, you’ll see over 200 games. This is the seventh book in the visual compendium series from Bitmap Books, which also covers the NES, C64 and more.
According to the product description, the book aims to ‘cover the highs and lows of what was a truly tumultuous period in video game history; an era which laid down the foundations for what has today become one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment.’
It’s not just art either, the book will be filled with articles on third-party developers, interviews and special features covering things like prototypes and homebrew releases.
There are three versions of the ‘Atari 2600/7800: A Visual Compendium’ book available:
Hardback – £29.99
Softcover – £24.99
Collector’s Edition – £49.99
The Collector’s Edition of the book will come with a set of 5 postcards, a bookmark and two A2 blueprint posters.
The book will be an interesting summation of the Atari period, with plenty to dig our teeth into when it releases in April this year.
You can pre-order the book right here.