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Grand Thieves  free pdf Gaming: it's the greatest British invasion of them all. Lara Croft is an international icon and the British-born Grand Theft Auto and its spin-offs have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The UK's games industry is now bigger than either its cinema or its music. Yet the medium's birth in Thatcher's Britain was almost accidental. While politicians championed computers like the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum as engines of learning, it was left to a grassroots culture of amateur programmers to unlock their true potential. And from bedrooms and classrooms across the country, a brilliant profusion of innovative and idiosyncratic games soon emerged - propelling their young creators to fame, riches and, eventually, a place on the world stage. This is the story of those teenage coders - tracing their journey from the first home computers to the age of the smartphone. A mix of oddball characters, programming miracles and moral panics, Grand Thieves

About Rebecca Levene

Magnus Anderson has been following the British games industry ever since his family bought a Sinclair ZX81 when he was eight. He has often spoken about the subject on the radio and on conference panels. Grand Thieves

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Author : Rebecca Levene
Publisher : Aurum Press Ltd
Data Published : 08 November 2012
ISBN : 1845137043
EAN : 9781845137045
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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