Few outfits are more synonymous with the glory days of the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST than The Bitmap Brothers. Their games were slick and polished, highly addictive, made great use of sound and music, and featured amazing artwork. There was always an air of cool and mystery about them. Indeed, violent future-sports simulator Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe and steampunk co-op shooter The Chaos Engine still enjoy a cult status to this day and rank among my very favourite games of all time.
Documenting the Bitmaps’ story is Read-Only Memory’s The Bitmap Brothers: Universe, an exquisitely-presented hardback weighing in at 360 pages. Starting with how the three founders, Mike Montgomery, Steve Kelly and Eric Matthews, were drawn together by a shared love of arcade games and a desire to develop their own ideas, it charts one of the great successes of the Britsoft era.
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