Site Blog...from time to time, some thoughts need to get out...
Bah... seems I am not able to post something regularly... at least not even once a year :-(
I am currently writing on my second novel, and don't find time for C64 activities, which is really sad. Next year we'll have 25th anniversary of Cascade, and I really want to make some little celebration demo around this happening, but I am afraid, it will be a tough nut to find some free minutes for squeezing a bunch of pixels, code and music into a file.
Well, we'll see...
Anyway... today I finally felt to post something, not only for giving the front page look a deserved change, but to make sure you won't miss the following youtube vid, which is really impressive. A brilliant and contemporary commercial for our good old and beloved breadbox.
So here we go...
WIP Amiga game 'Devil's Temple' - Attract Mode & Game Sound Track
'Devils Temple' is a remastered remake of 'Kung Fu Master' for Amiga (OCS). While the release was expected to happen during May or June, the developer simply has not had the necessary time available to complete the game. However, in this teaser video he is showing some very good progress on the game.
C64 4k game 'Skyhigh the Prequel - Muck in the Stratosphere' released
And another entry of the 2022 Reset64 4KB Craptastic games competition. The aim of 'Skyhigh the Prequel - Muck in the Stratosphere' is to survive as long as possible by jumping between lifts which get 'heated' by standing on them. heat for a few seconds, and a lift explodes, and when all lifts are gone, the game is over.
C64 4k game 'Little Nippers' released and free for download
This is a funny hi score attack challenge with levels, made for the 2022 Reset64 4k Craptastic games competition. It is Summer time, but the previous day it was raining. Red migrating crabs were sleeping in the buckets for the night. The next day was a glorious day, with a long-term forecast that it will be sunny all this week. The sleeping crabs get a rude disturbance by a stampede of running kids. This has made the crabs more grumpy and want their revenge on the kids.
C64 4k game 'Mimizuku Saga' released and free for download
The assembly version of Mimizuku Saga 10, originally written in BASIC. The original version was submitted to the 2021 Basic 10liner Contest in PUR-80 category. That is, it's 10 lines long. The 4K version uses multicolor bitmap mode instead of PETSCII characters, has sprites, music and sound effects. And it works waaaay faster. The game was submitted to 2022 Reset64 4KB Craptastic games competition.
C64 4k game 'Bring back more bones' released
This is a rather quick and spontaneous sequel to Bring back my bones 4k created for 2020 Reset64 Craptastic 4k game competition. This one was written for 2022 edition of this competition. In this version you're gonna encounter one extra creature in the level that is the cemetery. Hopefully no one will ever collect your bones from there. You can get it as digital download for a bargain (name your own price).
C64 4k game 'Hard Foam' released and free for download
Hard Foam is a card game packed into only 4KB for the C64. Featuring 32 cards and just under 20 unique effects, soundfx and lovely PETSCII graphics. The game was submitted to 2022 Reset64 4KB Craptastic games competition.
C64 4k game 'Circles' released and free for download
'Circles' is another little game that was made for the 2022 Reset64 4k Craptastic games competition.
C64 4k game 'Marble Boy' released and free for download
You are Marble Boy and you need to collect 45 pennants/banners in a given order. Watch out for holes, work on your manoeuvring skills and learn to take shortcuts to save valuable seconds. Are you swift enough to reach the finishing line? Features: - 4 courses/colour themes. - Each course comes with 10 different challenges and own High score table. - Fast paced action and smooth marble movements. - High score will be saved (enhanced Disk Version). - Choose the marble speed that suits you best (enhanced Disk Version only). - Easy to learn, hard to master. 'Marble Boy' was made for the 2022 Reset64 4k Craptastic games competition.
C64 game 'Poing Ultra' released and free for download
From The New Dimension comes this weird an wacky PONG game, written specially for the PONG 50th Anniversary Game Jam run by Retro Programmers Inside and Phaze101. This game is a pong clone, but much weirder. Features: - Compatible on PAL and NTSC C64s. - Enhanced graphics, with background tile animation. - Up-tempo in game sound track or self-programmed sound effects. - Selection of in game options. - Compatible with VICE, Ultimate, and theC64. - 64TASS Complete source code
C64 4k game 'Snake Break' released
'Snake Break' was made for the 2022 Reset64 4k Craptastic games competition. You're playing two classic video games simultaneously! Break your blocks with your ball using your bat + navigate your snake and eat the dots!
C64 4k game 'Skiddy' released and free for download
'Skiddy' was made for the 2022 Reset64 4k Craptastic games competition. Beat the competition in 5, 10 or 20 lap races of the track in cars with bald tyres. For 1 or 2 players.
C64 4k game 'Be a Bear' released
'Skiddy' was made for the 2022 Reset64 4k Craptastic games competition. On this occasion, the title says it all: Be a bear. The objective of the game is to take the honeycombs and advance as far as possible. You can get it as digital download for a bargain (name your own price).
New Firmware (220629) for MIST Board available
New in Firmware 220629: - Close the OSD after NVRAM save (#93). - Increase max. RBF filename to 32 in ARC files. - Enable PGUP/PGDN keys in the menus. - Save 32/64 bit values in hexa format in CFG filesl - Correct Delete key in PS2 Set 1 (affects Next186)l - Add Retro Games THEGAMEPAD USB IDs (retrofun)l - Add keypad Enter as select key for menu items (retrofun) - Fix the 'V' string in the helptext, too (#88)l - Reconnect the USB device when a new core was loaded
A donated Commodore Amiga 600 needs urgent attention | Retro Computer Repairs - new video from 'RMC'
This Commodore Amiga 600 was sent into The Cave as a donation some months back. It's lovely to give this old kit a home, but it's even nicer to be able to give it a new lease of life and that's exactly what we're doing today. This A600 will live again!
'Cacorm' - game for C64 / Plus/4 released
'Cacorm' is a nice little arcade puzzle game, which is has resemblance to 'Qix' only that you don't have to draw lines in order to fill the playfield, but to build rectangles around stars in order to collect them, while you are chased by a ghost. You can download a digital copy of the game for free.
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