The very first computer that I ever remember owning and really falling in love with was the Atari ST. I grew up on that system right up to the point where the company folded. I was even part of the “revolution” movement to save it. I have so many fond memories of this computer that when I saw the first volume of The Atari ST and the Creative People book series I instantly backed it without hesitation.
This book covers the early days of the Atari ST (1986-1990) and tells the story of the “demoscene”. I’m certain that I’ve played some of these games as I obtained a good number of disks over the years. The artwork in the screenshots look great and I’m sure that the stories are quite worth the read for a fan such as myself. The current Kickstarter for The Atari ST and the Creative People is just the first of at least two, possibly three, books and I’m sure I’ll pledge to those ones as well.
Here’s why I’m backing The Atari ST and the Creative People. There are a lot of “firsts” with this system and I will almost blindly pick up anything about it. I learned to write BASIC with this machine and I played my very first adventure games with it. I still have all of my floppies and my computer still works to this day. They just don’t make them like they used to anymore. Even if you’re not a fan of the Atari ST I highly recommend you check it out just for historical purposes. And they’re already funded with a little bit over a week to go.