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Galencia Cassette Version Online Poll
Written by JTR

As some people voiced the need for buying Galencia on Cassette, we are considering releasing Galencia not only on disk and cartridge, but also on tape.

If you want a cassette version of Galencia, let us know via our poll!





Announcement: Protovision to publish Galencia
Written by JTR

A new and brilliant Galaga inspired shooting game called Galencia is hitting your screens!

Protovision will release Galencia boxed on disk and cartridge soon.

A digital version of the game is already available at

Sam’s Journey Produktion
Written by JTR

Wir sind völlig begeistert von der ersten Charge an Sam Boxen, die uns frisch aus dem
Werk erreicht haben!

Die Boxen sind noch besser geworden als wir ohnehin schon dachten. Die Oberfläche ist
relativ Wasserresistent und beständig. Die Boxen sind robust… und es sind ENDLICH
richtige Kartonboxen wie wir sie schon immer haben wollten! We in den 80ern, nur cooler!

Die Boxen (und viele andere Dinge der finalen Sam Distribution) sind Handarbeit.
Sie sind im jetzigen Zustand auch noch nicht fertig, denn wir wollen nicht, dass am
Ende Module oder Disketten in der Box herumfliegen. Deswegen kommen so genannte
„Inlays“ in die Boxen, die das Innenleben verankern. Das Design der Inlays ist
abgeschlossen (man muss dafür spezielle Werkzeuge fertigen lassen) und zusammen
mit den Boxen haben wir auch hiervon die erste Produktionscharge bekommen.

Und das bedeutet für uns, das nun der nächste Produktionsschritt beginnt:
wir müssen die Inlays nun in die Boxen einkleben! Dazu haben wir schon zahlreiche
Klebstoffe getestet, bevor wie einen passenden für Sam gefunden haben.
Wie dem auch sei, wir sind startklar für die nächste Runde!

Am Ende wird jedes einzelne Exemplar von Sam’s Journey ein mit Liebe und Handarbeit
erstelltes Unikat sein.

Sam’s Journey Production Update
Written by JTR

We are thrilled now that we have received the first load of Sam boxes fresh from the factory!

The boxes turned out even better than we hoped. The surface is quite durable
and relatively water resistent. The boxes are robust… and finally they are real
cardboard boxes like we always wanted them to be! Like in the 80s, only cooler!

The boxes (and a lot of other things in the final distribution of Sam) are hand made.
They are also not ready as such, because we don’t want any cartridges or disks to
fly around in the box. Therefore, we put so-called inlays into these boxes that hold
what’s inside. The design of the inlays (they need custom made implements to
make them fit) is ready and along with the boxes we have also received the
first couple of hundred inlays.

And that means the next step in the production is beginning for us now:
we have to glue the inlays into the boxes! We were testing out numerous
glues until we found one that suits Sam, however we are good to go now!

In the end, every piece of Sam’s Journey will be a unique labour of love.

Forum64 & Protovision Game Competition 2017
Written by JTR

The Forum64 Game Competition has been very successful and a lot of fun in the past years.

It now has a new name: Forum64 & Protovision Game Competition or F64PGC 2017 for short!

The compo is still organized by same guy as before, namely TheRealWanderer (welcome our newest member!) and the rules are almost unchanged, but now you can also sign up at the Protovision homepage. A Forum64 account is not required, making it easier for participants around the world to take part in the compo!

Everyone who hands in a game will receive a Protovision 5 Euros voucher for downloads and has a chance for a bigger monetary price. In addition, the winner receives his own game in a fully printed cardboard box. All games handed in will be available for free on our website. We might want to develop some of the games further and make them a physical release later on.

This year’s competition is all about SPORTS GAMES.

The compo starts NOW (1st of July) and runs until end of April 2018.

Signing up is open until end of October.

If you cannot enter the compo with a game entry but want to support it, there is a donation button on the compo page.

All money collected will be passed on to the participants!

New Shop category! Games: Imports
Written by JTR

We now import and resell selected games from other distributors. The first game we have up for sale is Pond’s The Bear Essentials.

The Bear Essentials comes boxed on disk with loads of stickers and a postcard.

All our copies of The Bear Essentials are signed by Vanja Utne, bettern known as Mermaid, who made the brilliant and cute package design and other artwork for the release.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Tons of new game releases
Written by JTR

Our friends at RGCD, Psytronik, Poly.Play and Pond Software have been actively releasing new games for the C64:

RGCD has released and restocked…

  • Moonspire, a solid and recommendable action game.

Psytronik have released…

Poly.Play have released…

  • Trap Them: an interesting puzzler with unique ideas, however with extremely long loading times.
  • Race+: an 8 player racing game that can be bought along with an 8 player adapter for SNES/Super Famicom Joypads. Or you can play it with 4 players and OUR 4 Player Interface!
    The music is from our musician SIDWAVE.


Progress of Sam’s Journey
Written by JTR

Sam’s Journey has reached an important milestone: Knights of Bytes have created 60 level segments that will make up Sam’s world, and populated them all with enemies and items now. A total of 4332 (!) objects have been placed into the maps.

While the levels are now going to be reviewed by testers, Knights of Bytes are moving on to the next todo on the list: boss fights!

On the production front, the bonus items to be included into Sam boxes have been decided upon and custom box inlays are currently being designed to „host“ all items adequately.

First Groupees Bundle to feature Protovision games
Written by JTR

In January, a game bundle from Groupees will be launched including two Protovision titles: Jim Slim and It’s Magic. The bundle consists of multiple games for different retro platforms, including Mega Drive and of course the C64.

Lumberjack to score 3rd place
Written by JTR

Our entry to the Reset 2016 C64 4kb Game Coding Competition has ended up 3rd in the compo, despite really hard competition this year! Yeah! We also congratulate Pond Software Ltd. for the really nice entries they had.

You can read an roundup in RESET issue #09.

Grab all of them here:

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