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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. :-)

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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! :-) ).

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For more reading matter, visit our press section.




Scene news: Karibik (C64 Music Remix by Eco)
07.01.2015
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: http://www.remix64.com/track/eco/karibik/

Don’t forget to listen to the original either: http://remix.kwed.org/sid.php/5301/Karibik%20(subtune%201).sid

Beach




Scene news: Reset magazine issue #5 released
18.12.2014
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
17.12.2014
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“.

race




Scene news: Our latest web-discoveries concerning D42 and Leo 2
03.10.2014
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
25.08.2014
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: http://reset.cbm8bit.com/?dir=issue4

Reset Magazine issue 4




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