There aren't many books about the history of videogames, but if you look inside the best ones, you'll find scant mention of the Great British contribution to gaming history. True, British games aren't entirely absent from books like Steven L. Kent's The First Quarter, or David Sheff's Game Over, or Chris Kohler's Power-Up, but their presence is minimal because these books focus their attentions on the US or Japan.
With no history of British gaming looming on the horizon, perhaps it's time to restore the balance. Ever since before the days of the BBC Micro, British games and developers have made a profound contribution to the march of videogaming progress, nurturing a tradition of intelligent, quirky design that reaches from the open worlds of Elite to the unparalleled global success of Grand Theft Auto. It's time to celebrate that tradition of excellence.