Our #FridayReads pick for this week is The Micro Kids – a retrogaming book, full of 80’s nostalgia detailing gaming experiences and rich in video game history! Stories of school days, classic games; the arcade AND home consoles…


It is November 1983, and young Billy Twist and his friends are about to discover the exciting new world of microcomputers and video gaming.

Billy and his friends start on their journey, but run into some obstacles as they try to set up a computer gaming club…

Peanuts Snoopy pixel art by Takekiyo


Take a trip into the 80’s world of micros, 80’s pop culture, and classic video games; in a story for 8-bit micro fans and geeks.

Billy is a typical kid growing up in the 80s – the age of the microcomputer. An age of wonder for teens and adults alike.
A nostalgic story of ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad, and Atari micros.


“If I didn’t grow up in the 80s I would be jealous of everyone that did… Because the 80’s rocked! If you enjoy books about video games or grew up in the 80’s – then this might be right up your street!”

“A time when Arcades were a right-of-passage, and gaming was a social experience enjoyed with your friends. A time before Minecraft or Fortnite, a time of discovery!”

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