Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

sign up to newsletter
© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

The secret history of Mac gaming

£29.99

Product description

The Macintosh challenged games to be more than child's play and quick reflexes. It made human-computer interaction friendly, inviting, and intuitive.Mac gaming led to much that is now taken for granted by PC gamers and spawned some of the biggest franchises in video game history. It allowed anyone to create games and playful software with ease, and gave indie developers a home for their products.It welcomed strange ideas and encouraged experimentation. It fostered passionate and creative communities who inspired and challenged developers to do better and to follow the Mac mantra think different'.Drawing on archive material and interviews with key figures from the era - and featuring new material from Craig Fryar, Apple's first Mac games evangelist and the co-creator of hit game Spectre - The Secret History of Mac Gaming is the story of those communities and the game developers who survived and thrived in an ecosystem that was serially ignored by the outside world. It's a book about people who followed their hearts first and market trends second, showing how clever, quirky, and downright wonderful video games could be.

Item details

Author(s):
Richard Moss
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1783524863
ISBN-13:
9781783524860
Publisher:
Unbound

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

The Macintosh challenged games to be more than child's play and quick reflexes. It made human-computer interaction friendly, inviting, and intuitive.Mac gaming led to much that is now taken for granted by PC gamers and spawned some of the biggest franchises in video game history. It allowed anyone to create games and playful software with ease, and gave indie developers a home for their products.It welcomed strange ideas and encouraged experimentation. It fostered passionate and creative communities who inspired and challenged developers to do better and to follow the Mac mantra think different'.Drawing on archive material and interviews with key figures from the era - and featuring new material from Craig Fryar, Apple's first Mac games evangelist and the co-creator of hit game Spectre - The Secret History of Mac Gaming is the story of those communities and the game developers who survived and thrived in an ecosystem that was serially ignored by the outside world. It's a book about people who followed their hearts first and market trends second, showing how clever, quirky, and downright wonderful video games could be.

Author(s):
Richard Moss
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1783524863
ISBN-13:
9781783524860
Publisher:
Unbound

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Brighton

Welcome to Oxfam Bookshop Kensington Gardens, in Brighton's world famous North Laine.

We have an eclectic selection of books, ranging from Fiction to Philosophy, and everything in between. Pop in and immerse yourself in books to suit all ages and tastes. 

If you fancy something visual or audible then we invite you to browses our Vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and Games collections.

We also stock a variety of Fair Trade food products, as well as a large selection of ground coffee by Cafe Direct and Grumpy Mule; and chocolate by Divine and Cocoa Loco, and not forgetting greetings cards for every occasion, including cards by Cath Tate, as well as beautiful and original gifts & accessories Sourced by Oxfam.

For those hard to find collectables and other interesting niche items, please take a look at our online shop.




View Shop