Sensible Software. If you know what that means you're probably smiling already. If you don't, well, you sure missed out. A British studio most prolific - and successful - in the late 80s and early 90s, Sensible developed for platforms like the Spectrum, Amiga and PC, and became famous for two things: adorable little pixel men, and shockingly smooth gameplay.
It didn't matter if it was Cannon Fodder or Sensible Soccer, you knew playing one of their games that you'd be having a blast.
Sadly, the studio is long gone, but its memory is living on in a very fancy coffee table book being put together by Read-Only Memory. You can read more about the project here, while you can see some images from inside its pages below.