Site Blog...from time to time, some thoughts need to get out...
Axis/Cascade is no more. We are all still shaken by the unexpected death of our friend and group mate Patrick aka Axis/Cascade. We wanted to express our sorrow, so I coded a little intro, which you can find in the C64 demo section of this page. The following text is a rough excerpt taken from the scroller:
Dear Patrick, may this be the condolence from the the group that was co-founded by you long time ago. We want to give you our last salute. I (Zeldin) know how much you were breathing the spirit of the scene. That's why I thought a goodbye demo would have made you happy. You and me exchanged lots of mails about how much we both enjoyed the good ol' days and of course: how much we miss them... It was this tie that emotionally connected us for over 15 years. Thanks for all your help in supporting the group and your indefatigable endeavour in spreading our name. Your tattoos were legendary! Thanks for your work on fb and youtube. Your channels were appreciated by a lot of people. Thanks for being such a good chap. You'll be sorely missed!!!
Mach's gut, Patrick... den Adler im Herzen, sge4ever!
PET game 'PET Panic' released and free for download
The arcade game Space Panic was the first "platformer" game, and it inspired more popular games of the time such as Lode Runner and Donkey Kong. There were many different versions of Space Panic on the original 8-bit machines, including Apple Panic which won a number of game awards. This is an updated version for the Commodore PET.
C64 game 'Binal Wordz' released and free for download
Binal Wordz follows the originals rules of Wordz (also by Cout Games), only that you now have to guess two secret 5-letter words instead just one. To begin, type a 5-letter word (or if you wish to cheat any random 5 letters) and then press Enter/Return. If you make a mistake, you can press backspace before you submit your guess.
Amiga game creator 'Redpill' V0.9.16 released
List of changes in 0.9.16: - Loading effect can be selected in the Game Setup screen, only two available for now. - Game object system optimization. - General trigger optimization. - Object trigger instantiation has been optimized. - Added Collision Count condition trigger. - Inv Speed X/Y now updates the angle of the object. - On screen object detection improvements. - More triggers have been documented in the in-editor help. - Editor 68020 specific executable has been removed. - Changed memory management routines for songs. - Shrinkler compressor updated to version 4.7. - Fixes when music is played using level properties. - Fixes in the HUD system. - Fix Count Type on variable. - Fix when dragging objects in the level object screen. - Fixes in the FX system, now it works properly in ECS. - Fixes in audio screen. - Collides Type trigger now does not get triggered with the objects using it. - Resume Anim trigger removed. - Bug fixes and improved stability.
'Minesweeper' for C64 and VIC-20 released and free for download
This Minesweeper version for Commodore 64 and VIC-20. was developed in BASIC and Compiled for C64. The game is available as digital download together with the Basic source code .
Space Taxi Easter Egg (Hidden Menu and features) Commodore 64 - video from 'Commodore Computer Museum'
Space Taxi on the Commodore 64, what a classic (maybe this is where the movie Fifth Element got it's inspiration?). Released in 1984 by Muse Software there's more than meets the eye in this very fun Commodore 64 game.
The new EVO64 C64 Replica Board - video from 'Jan Beta'
Jan is taking an in-depth look at the new EVO64 Commodore 64 replacement PCB and test its capabilities.
C64 game 'Hyper Harves' released and free for donwload
And another tile matching game by Arlasoft. 'Hyper Harves' is a C64 port of a puzzle game by orion_black that finished 12th in the recent Ludum Dare 52 game jam. You can match two identical tiles that are in line (diagonal or orthogonal), no matter how far apart they are, as long as no other tile is in between. Once a line has been cleared of fruits, it’ll disappear. Don’t let them get to the top.
C64 game '20' released
'20' is a logic puzzle game by Arlasoft, who already brought us a bride bunch of classy arcade conversions. I this game you race against the clock to create a 20 tile before the grid fills to the top. You can get the game as digital download for a bargain (name your own price).
After 3 years, brand new C64 keycaps are here! - video from 'retrobits'
The extraordinarily convoluted story of how new Commodore 64 keys came to be.
Video: Taito Tiger-Heli - Amiga Port (early work in progress)
This video shows an early preview of a possible Amiga port of Tiger-Heli. Created with Scorpion Engine.
Protovision Shop: 'A Pig Quest (GOLD edition)' and 'Lykia – The Lost Island Cartridge version' ready for pre-order
A Pig Quest is an action adventure game spread out across 5 worlds and shines with its care for detail. The game contains so many pigs that it will be released on our new 1MB carts! Pre-orders for the limited GOLD edition are now open. To be eligible to order this special edition, you must be a Protovision supporter via Patreon, Tipeee or the Protopad campaign or you purchased more than 250 Euros of items from Shop. The regular edition pre-orders will open February 14.
Furthermore Protovision is very pleased to be able to open up pre-orders for the standard cartridge version of Lykia - The Lost Island. Receiving broad critical acclaim upon its digital release, Lykia is a fully immersive exploration game featuring over 580 screens, more than 40 interactive characters and 25 outstanding SID tracks. The game is so big that it will be one of the first games to be released on a 1MB Cart!
Top 10 Commodore 64 Clone Games - video from 'BastichB 64K'
BastichB's favorite 10 C64 clone games + a roundup of the rest and 2 profiles on UK software clone kings Anirog and Interceptor Micros.
Protovision Shop: 'Brotkasten GOLD CD' - available again
Here is something special to add to your retro gaming collection. The Brotkasten GOLD CD is a great compilation of emulators, games, demos and disk-mags that was previously sold throughout Germany in the late 1990s. The CD has a German based user menu and works on Windows, Amiga and PC-Geos!
The Evolution64 - Is it worth the money? - Video from 'The 8-Bit Guy'
'The 8-Bit Guy' is taking a look at the Evolution64 - or short EVO64 - which is a new C64 replica mainboard. EVO64 was developed by Dr. Stefano (aka Auro) out of an interest to combine many of the best features that have become available for the Commodore 64, into a sleek and fully integrated system, built using modern manufacturing processes, but still remaining completely true to the original system’s heritage and architecture.
Test and Try: Corroded Amiga 500 Rev 5 (w/512k ROM upgrade and S-Video out) - video from 'Adrian's Digital Basement'
Welcome to another video in the test and try series. This time we have an Amiga 500 and Digifex Corp VIP box. The computer actually looks a bit worse inside than Adrian was led to believe, so he cleaned it up. Also it's a Rev 5 board so it needs a modification to accept larger 512k ROMs.
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