From one tweet to over 200 pages of brilliant entertainment in four and half months!
Solaris is delighted to announce the publication of 100 Best Video Games (that never existed), an outrageous – and frankly hilarious – new title from the redoubtable Nate ‘FrogCroakley’ Crowley.
After rashly tweeting that he would dream up an imaginary computer game for every ‘like’ received, Crowley found himself engaged in an epic quest to conjure up hundreds of entirely fictional titles, as the tweets went viral, garnering attention from sites including Buzzfeed and Rock Paper Shotgun.
From hits like BeastEnders to modern classics like 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 stated: “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.”
Nate Crowley commented: “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.”