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NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Tiger Claw available as paid download
16.05.2016
Written by JTR

RGCD has released an updated version of Tiger Claw as a paid download (a cartridge version was only available in combination with a kickstarter campaign).

Tiger Claw is a nifty little „beat and run“ game with a very complex and subtle steering to it.

And: the new version has a „versus“ mode that lets 4 fearless gamers compete against
each other – naturally with support for our 4 Player Interface!

tiger claw

We also recommend the game Powerglove from the same author: https://rgcddev.itch.io/powerglove

power glove




NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Scene World #26
15.05.2016
Written by JTR

The PAL & NTSC disk magazine Scene World #26 has been released recently, and you can also find a video review of Heroes & Cowards there (and a text version of that review).

You may download SWO #26 from here: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=147994
Disk cover: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=147996

Or you can read it directly online via a web emulator: http://sceneworld.org/emu/swo26.html

sceneworld

And here is the video review of Heroes & Cowards:




NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: New 4 player game: Shotgun
12.05.2016
Written by JTR

ZeHa has released a little game with support for our 4 Player Interface.
The game mechanics appear to be simple, but they are really fun!

shotgun
Grab the game here: http://shotgun.drwuro.com/




The Forum64 Game Competition – now with Protovision
04.05.2016
Written by JTR

The Forum64 Game Competition that has brought us a couple of really good adventure games last year is now officially a cooperation project from Forum64 and Protovsion!

forum64
New is:

  • The winner gets his own game in a professionally printed box from Protovision (and most probably also an offer for a distro of the game)
  • Protovision offers help to the competitors in case they ask for general support or need a musician/graphician for their project
  • All who hand in a game receive a 5 Euros voucher for Protovision downloads
  • In the future, signing up to the compo will also be possible through the Protovsion homepage, i.e. a Forum64 account is not required anymore

Of course, all participants are still encouraged to release intermediates and also the final compo version of their game as freeware!




NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Wifi module for the C64
Written by JTR

Wireless internet is now possible also on the C64. Leif Bloomquist’s Commodore Wifi Modem emulates a C64 modem and is therefore compatible to the Wave and older modem software. It is not compatible to programs that expect an RR-Net. The module plugs into the user port.

Grab at: https://jammingsignal.com/2015/12/14/commodore-wi-fi-modem/

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Scene news: Jam It released
06.08.2015
Written by JTR

A new and fine game for the Protovision 4 Player Interface was released recently: Jam It is a basketball simulation game in the style of epic sports games. The game features a clever basketball steering and stunning CPU players that you can compete against if you do not have 4 real players at hand.

Our musician Joachim „Yogibear“ Wijnhoven together with Roland Hermans has created the loader tune for Jam It!

Grab your copy of Jam It from here: http://throwbackgames.itch.io/jam-it

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Scene news: Reset Magazine #6 released with Blocks&Monsters download
05.04.2015
Written by Poison

The new issue of Reset Magazine, the free of charge magazine, offers again a bunch of interesting articles around the C64 and games.

As an example, there is an in-depth look behind the scenes of Donkey Kong Junior and Robert Caporetto takes a look at the 2014 edition of the RGCD 16kb cartridge game competition.

Once you’re through with reading the magazine, go to your C64 and grab the Reset magazine’s „Mix-i-disk„, because J&F Publishing and Protovision have released Blocks&Monsters now as freeware!

Blocks is a typical puzzle game in the style of Joshua (a little similar to Sokoban) with great design and a brilliant soundtrack and monsters is a nice pac man clone.

The download is all free and for now available only and exclusively through the Reset Magazine homepage. Have fun! 😉

Reset Magazine Issue 6




Scene news: Protovision supports Back in Time Live 2015 as corporate sponsor
29.03.2015
Written by Poison

Back in Time Live Brighton 2015

Following the success of the kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, a real Commodore C64 oriented live concert will be held on June 20, 2015. At this time the city of Brighton will turn into a mekka for all audiophile C64 friends.

Prior to the concert itself you might come to meet a few musical C64 legends like Ben Daglish, Chris Hülsbeck or Matt Gray in one of the surrounding pubs for a cold beer. 🙂

And yes, there are still tickets available at c64audio.com




Scene news: Honey Bee – Enhanced Version – progress update by TND
28.03.2015
Written by Poison

After the 16KB cartridge version of Honey Bee Redux was released (ranked #15 at RGCD Cartridge Competition 2014), Richard/TND is now working on a enhanced version of Honey Bee. This enhanced version will consist of a loading picture, high score table, a better new front end presentation, intro sequence, outro sequence, a bonus stage and maybe more.

By the way: Protovision’s musical maestro Joachim Wijnhoven (Yogibear) composed the thumping soundtrack and Protovision’s pixel artist Johan Janssen (JSL) created a stylish logo and a wonderful picture for the enhanced version of Honey Bee.

Keep watching TND’s blog to find out what happens next. 🙂

honey bee




Scene news: new reading matter for dirty weather
05.03.2015
Written by Poison

It’s still uncomfortable, windy and cold outside – the ideal wheather to take a short walk to a kiosk around the corner, get a hot coffee to go along with the current issue #33 of Retro magazine, and, back at home, sip the hot brew and enjoy a well-written review of Leisure Suit Leo 2.

retro magazin 33

When you’re done sipping and reading Retro magazine from front to back, it’s time to turn on your 64 and load Scene World #24. The current issue of the popular English disk magazine offers some comprehensive articles including an interview with none other than Volker Rust, who writes about his beginnings on the C64 and the upcoming blockbusters from Out of Order Softworks (spoilers ahead! 🙂 ).

swo24

For more reading matter, visit our press section.




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