Fantastic news and i hope this means the book will find it's way to Amazon.Co.Uk, so i can put in a Pre-order.
I will admit though my (personal) 'beef' as it were Thalion's games not be that amazing to myself as an ST gamer at the time, pretty much lies with whilst pushing the hardware is fantastic, it doesn't automatically=fun to play and that's true of any system, Factor 5's Rogue Squadron III on Nintendo GameCube looked amazing, but has some crippling gameplay flaws in places, ditto Lair on PS3, early PS3 game, 1080P to boot, but a nightmare in terms of controls etc.
Thalion, for myself were in amongst likes of Core Design, Gremlin Graphics, Bitmap Bros etc, great supporters of the ST and you could see the inspiration for many of their titles had come from the arcades and console arena.
Gods is a fantastic Black Tiger clone, superb on ST, Torvak The warrior made up for no ST Rastan, Switchblade II was very Strider inspired and all the better for it, Warzone a great Mercs clone etc...
But then you had the duffers..Magic pockets, Wolfchild, Impossamole etc trying to do console games on ST/Amiga...
Thalion were no different...
Seven Gates Of Jambala..SMB inspired and pulled in scores like 71% here in UK in C+VG
Ghost Battle a Ghosts N Goblins clone, which itself seemed very similar to Milleniums Horror Zombies From The Crypt..mixed scores..520 ACE, 77% The One
Their superb Battlezone Clone:Trex Warrior, unless you were lucky to get The One Aug'93 Cover Disk, you'd never of had chance to play it.
Airbus was Thalion taking on Microprose and so on and so on.
A very RESPECTED developer for sure, but i'd hate to see another celbration of the developer, be a little TOO rose tinted as the past RG article was.UK mag reviews starting to appear here thanks to Clint, so folks can see for themselves and Ex-Thalion staffers themselves been open/honest enough to admit which games needed more work, so i hope to see a lot more of this open, honest, down to earth look at what went wrong, as well as what went right, in the book itself.