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Written by JTR

Our musics veteran SIDWAVE has released an ambitions music demo celebrating his 30 years of making music on the Commodore 64 called J(46) – SIDWAVE 30 Years Anniversary Music Disk.

Enjoy great design and great, long, musics.

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.


NEUES AUS DER C64 SZENE: High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) #67 erschienen
Written by JTR

HVSCEin weiteres großes Update der HVSC mit insgesamt 49,542 SID-Dateien ist erschienen.

Die High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) ist ein Freeware-Hobbyprojekt, das C64 Musik (auch SID Musik genannt) in einem Archiv für Musiker oder auch Musikfans sammelt.

Dieses Mal hat die HVSC-Truppe der Sammlung 600 neue (!) SID-Musiken hinzugefügt, inklusive neuer Songs von unseren Musiker Joachim Wijnhoven (aka Yogibear), unserem Komponistenveteran Jan D. Arent Harries (aka SIDWAVE, der seit 1986 Musik auf dem C64 macht) und Roy J. Widding (aka Rotteroy):

Hol Dir die gesamte Sammlung hier:

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) #67 released
Written by JTR

HVSCAnother update of HVSC has been released and now contains 49,542 SID files.

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project that organizes Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike.

This time the HVSC crew added 600 new (!) SID tunes to the collection, including new songs from our composers Joachim Wijnhoven (aka Yogibear), our veteran composer Jan D. Arent Harries (aka SIDWAVE, who is composing music for the C64 since 1986) and Roy J. Widding (aka Rotteroy):

Grab the whole collection here:

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:

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Upcoming RPG: Unknown Realm
Written by JTR

A new C64 role playing game is in the making. It was launched into a Kickstarter project and has already collected an impressive amount of money for it! We have of course backed the project already and wish Stirring Dragon Games all the best with their effort!

Just like Knights of Bytes with Sam’s Journey, they have been working fulltime on the project.

Check it out here and back it so that the stretch goals are reached, including a musical score by Chris Hülsbeck:

Lumberjack released in Reset 4k Compo
Written by JTR

luberjackProtovision has teamed up with the legendary Megastyle and has released a small game into the Reset 4k Crapgame Compo!

Finally, you can be a Lumberjack, in our craptastically stunning and highly realistic woodchopper simulation game. Grab and rate Lumberjack and other interesting 4k games of Reset’s 2016 C64 4kb Game Coding Competition on CSDb.


NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: QUOD INIT EXIT IIm available as download
Written by JTR

A nice little platformer was released for the C64 by Retream.

QUOD INIT EXIT IIm is only available as a download.
It costs $2 or more if you like. A physical version is not planned.


NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Mini-Reviews: New Psytronik games
Written by JTR

Our fellow distributors over at Psytronik have released a huge amount of games lately, so we testplayed them for you.

Covert BitOps new game reminds of the brilliant Metal Warrior series and is a supernice game that we wholeheartedly recommend to you.




supercarlingSuper Carling the Spider:
You can see that this Vic-20 game conversion was made with a lot of heart. Thumbs up for the impressive one man show. The music is fabulous and the game itself is slick to play.




eotgEye of the Gods:
Quite a good game, actually. You wander through a dungeon finding power ups that give you new powers for reaching previously inaccessible parts of the game.




barnsleyBarnsley Badger:
Fun to play. The game concept and also the steering are easy to get into. No unfair moments! The game feels huge.




mazeofthemummyMaze of the Mummy:
This one stands out as it has a very unusual and clever game concept to it. It is not an action game, you have to solve labyrinths. It is not an original, though, but a conversion of the PopCap game „Mummy Maze“.




mylifeMy Life:
Well made, nice gfx, but we were not good enough. We did not pass the first level and found it highly frustrating to play. Therefore, an accurate simulation of life.




honeyHoney Bee:
A simple „avoid and collect“ game with music from our very own Joachim „Yogibear“ Wijnhoven.




Another good news is that Protovision and Psytronik want to cooperate more in the future. Maybe we can offer you a selection of the best Psytronik games in our shop soon.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: „20 Years of High Voltage SID Collection“ (HVSC) & OS X SIDPLAY Update
Written by JTR

The well-known collection of SIDs (Commodore 64 music) „HVSC“ is celebrating its 20 years anniversary this year with an anniversary release music disk. We congratulate them for 20 years of dedication and deep love for the famous Commodore 64 sound chip!


There is also good news for SID lovers owning a Mac!
SIDPLAY for Mac OS X is available with Retina Support and macOS Sierra support.


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