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Scene news: Protovision supports Back in Time Live 2015 as corporate sponsor
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

Scene news: Honey Bee – Enhanced Version – progress update by TND
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
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! :-) ).


For more reading matter, visit our press section.

Scene news: Karibik (C64 Music Remix by Eco)
Written by Poison

C64 Adventure Leisure Suit Leo

Eco (Raik Picheta) is one of the musicians for the game Leisure Suit Leo 2.
One of this tunes is called ‘Karibik’ and he has released an remix of this tune in October 2014. Listen and rate it here:

Don’t forget to listen to the original either:


Scene news: Reset magazine issue #5 released
Written by Poison

resetIssue 5 of Reset Magazine features a review of Leisure Suit Leo 2 Deluxe Edition.

While the English version is technically the same as the original one from 1997, it comes with a manual in book form packed in a stylish box which makes it an ideal holiday gift for collectors of gaming treasures on the C64.

Buyers of the German version also get a remastered edition of the game, plus an extra disk with the rare first installment.



Scene news: Race: tiny racing game for up to 8 players
Written by Poison

As part of the RGCD 16k game competition #4, a small but nice little racing game called “Race” was released. Of course it supports our Protovision 4 Player Interface! It also supports the multiplayer adapter “Inception”.


Scene news: Our latest web-discoveries concerning D42 and Leo 2
Written by Poison

Spanish retro-blog “Commodore Plus” has published two extensive reviews of the D42 – Adventure System and Leisure Suit Leo 2. Those of you who know some Spanish might want to have a look. And for those who refuse to learn any foreign languages: There are some photos and screenshots, too. :)

Virtual Dimension has once again done some field maintenance with “Vor Ort”, this time on Gamescom 2014. You can watch their entire report on retro computing on YouTube.

Impatient folks can fast forward to minute 10:47 where you can see the D42 Adventure System presented to you by our very own, suit-clad Out of Order expert Volker Rust. You can catch the occasional glimpse at Leisure Suit Leo 2, too.


The last time the folks at Virtual Dimension visited us on the spot was back in 2003 was at Vision Party. Those of you who want to indulge in more memories should stop by our press column and browse through reviews and videos.

Scene news: Reset magazine issue #4 released
Written by Poison

Reset is a free “C64 only” PDF magazine with a focus on gaming.

On a whopping number of 78 pages you can find, for example, up-to-date test for…

  • Commando Arcade from the Group Nostalgia – a surprise hit that should be part of any C64 game collection!
  • Guns & Ghosts from the creative duo of Georg “Endurion” Rottensteiner and Trevor “Smila” Storey, which you can obtain at Psytronik or RGCD and which we have already warmly recommended in a previous Protovision newsletter.
  • Bellringer III from Geir Straume, which has an 80’s charm and a gameplay in the tradition of hunchback.

As well, our 4 Player compilation (that has been sold out in the meantime) was tested extensively on the latest Amiga User Group (#CommodoreClub) meeting in Melbourne.
Sold out? Yes. But do not worry. You can still get the games individually as downloads (Bomb Mania, Hockey Mania, Team Patrol) or even as limited edition (Tanks 3000) from our shop.

Grab your copy of Reset #4 here:

Reset Magazine issue 4

Neues aus der Szene: Reset Magazin Ausgabe #4 erschienen
Written by Poison

Reset ist ein kostenloses englischsprachiges “C64 only” PDF-Magazin mit Schwerpunkt Spiele.

Auf geballten 78 Seiten findet man u.a. Aktuelle Tests zu…

  • Commando Arcade von der Gruppe Nostalgia – ein Überraschungs-Hit, der in jede C64-Sammlung gehört!
  • Guns & Ghosts vom Creativ-Gespann Georg “Endurion” Rottensteiner und Trevor “Smila” Storey, welches man bei Psytronik und RGCD erwerben kann und schon in einem früheren Newsletter von Protovision wärmstens empfohlen wurde.
  • Bellringer III von Geir Straume, welches einen gewissen 80er Jahre Charm besitzt und Spielspaß im Stile von Hunchback bietet.

Ausserdem wurde unsere mittlerweile ausverkaufte 4 Player Compilation auf dem letzten Amiga User Group (#CommodoreClub) meeting in Melbourne ausführlich getestet.
Ausverkauft? Ja. Aber keine Sorge, die Spiele sind bei uns noch einzeln als Download (Bomb Mania, Hockey Mania, Team Patrol) oder sogar als Limited Edition (Tanks 3000) in unserem Shop erhältlich.

Schnappt euch die Aktuelle Ausgabe hier:

Reset Magazin Ausgabe 4

Scene news: WIP C64-onlinegame Vortex 2
Written by Trixter

Leif Bloomquist released his game Vortex 2 for the testing phase. This game can use the internet to play against another person. In the game you can fly with your ship and shoot at the enemy, but nothing will happen at this stage in the development of the game. The game is auto-updating. You need an RR-Net or compatible cartridge (64NIC+, FB-Net, etc) for your C64 or you can use the VICE emulator. For more informations visit his blog, if you want to give feedback use the Retrohackers forum.



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