Solaris signs 'outrageous' video game retrospective

Solaris signs 'outrageous' video game retrospective

Solaris has acquired 100 Best Video Games (that never existed), an "outrageous and frankly hilarious" new title from Nate ‘Frog Croakley’ Crowley.

After tweeting that he would dream up an imaginary computer game for every ‘like’ received on Twitter, Crowley found himself engaged in an "epic quest" to conjure up hundreds of entirely fictional titles of video games. The book will expand on Crowley's numerous ideas in "relentless, excruciating detail".

The publisher said: "From 1980s hits like BeastEnders to modern classics like 90s Goth Soccer and BinCrab Destiny, this beautiful, wonderfully British retrospective takes the reader on a lavish tour of the most memorable and ground-breaking games never made. Brought to hilarious life by a team of genuine videogame industry concept artists and written by a professional over-imaginer, this book doesn’t just throw out silly ideas – it expands on them in relentless, excruciating detail."

Solaris editor-in-chief Jonathan Oliver added: “Nate Crowley is a man with a boundless imagination. Add to that a sense of humour that is cuttingly satirical, while not being shy of the odd viz-esque bit of smut and silliness, and what you have is one of the funniest and weirdest writers around: an author for our post-truth world, who takes those post-truths and turns them into things of wonder.”

Crowley said: “Being able to call on a small army of hardcore games artists to bring not just one, but one hundred, games to life – even if they only exist within this book has been incredible. Even if you can’t play them on the telly, I hope you have the time of your life with these ridiculous games.”

100 Best Video Games (that never existed) will be published by Solaris on September 7th, 2017. The publisher holds world rights.