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The Briley Witch Chronicles

The Briley Witch ChroniclesWhen a mysterious spirit snatches Briley from her modern life, she finds herself abandoned in a strange, backward world where magic is real.
After discovering she's somehow become a witch, she faces many challenges while struggling to learn the powers of witchcraft.
But when a dark evil rises, along with her talking cat and companion Smokey, Briley must use all her new-found powers to defeat it.

Development Status:
Available! Get it here

Coding: Sarah Jane Avory
Graphics: Sarah Jane Avory, John Henderson, Paolo Rathjen
Music, Story: Sarah Jane Avory


Take a look into the game with this Video:


Title Screen
Title Screen
Deep Jones
Galaxy View

Status updates:

Briley Witch Chronicles released digitally
(News written on 27.10.2021)

Protovision would like to congratulate Sarah Jane Avory on the digital release of Briley Witch Chronicles on her site (the game is great!) Unfortunately, Sarah has put her original intention to release Briley as a physical cartridge via Protovision to rest for the foreseeable future.


Briley Witch Chronicles – Intro
(News written on 25.07.2021)

Briley will get a nice, little intro. Sarah Jane Avory provides an insight with her latest video.

Briley Witch Chronicles – Amulets
(News written on 16.06.2021)

Briley on her own, messing about with an amulet… What could possibly go wrong?

Briley Witch Chronicles – NTSC version
(News written on 20.05.2021)

For Briley it is about time to grab a decent book!

Briley Witch Chronicles – Mixing a Potion
(News written on 13.05.2021)

With her latest Briley Witch Chronicles video, Sarah Jane Avory once more shows her skills in game design, but also as a story teller with a sense of humor.

RGN February Video: Soul Force, Briley Witch Chronicles & Muddy Racers
(News written on 05.02.2021)

Latest Retro Gamer Nation video featuring our recently released Shoot 'em up Soul Force and the upcoming RPG Briley Witch Chronicles – both by Sarah Jane Avory.
Also get a sneak peek at Muddy Racers by our newest member Monte Boyd. This title still is in an early stage of development.

Briley Witch Chronicles – Ruins sub-quest (work in progress)
(News written on 29.01.2021)

We know you can’t get enough of following the ongoing development of Briley Witch Chronicles so Sarah has posted another video showing the current progress on one of the sub-quests that will be found in the game.

Briley Witch Chronicles Update
(News written on 10.01.2021)

Sarah Jane Avory is still adding new items, spells and skills to Briley Witch Chronicles. This is how Smokey recently learned Fishing.
Also, the game has became quite huge in size: 512K cartridge space is already 98% used!

Briley Witch Chronicles Update
(News written on 09.01.2021)

Sarah Jane Avory has added additional combat magic to her game Briley Witch Chronicles – in particular, multi-target attacks. However, this feature is also implemented for enemies. Thus, combat becomes much more interesting right away…
Furthermore, the "Difficulty Setting" screen has been reworked again. Currently it looks like this:

Briley Witch Chronicles Difficulty Balancing
(News written on 07.01.2021)

Our never sleeping Sarah Jane Avory currently balances her RPG Briley Witch Chronicles. Also, she reworks the Difficulty Setting screen.

Briley Witch Chronicles Update
(News written on 03.01.2021)

Instead of taking a rest after completing Soul Force, Sarah Jane Avory resumed development of her C64 RPG Briley Witch Chronicles. As for that, she published not one but even two new videos for you to enjoy!

Update on Briley Witch Chronicles
(News written on 19.12.2020)

Our all-round talent Sarah Jane Avory gives another glimpse into the development of Briley Witch Chronicles, with this fresh new video clip.

Briley Witch Chronicles – New Video
(News written on 07.12.2020)

One of Sarah Jane Avory’s most awaited games – Briley Witch Chronicles – is making good progress, as this video reveals:

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Vandalism News #71
(News written on 30.11.2020)

Vandalism News is a C64 disk magazine by Onslaught and Offence. Issue 71 was recently released! Find the latest news, reports and background about different aspects of the C64 scene. All is presented in an advanced outfit, for you to enjoy on your C64.

As usual, a chapter called “The Market” gives developers the opportunity to tell what is new about their projects.

Protovision wise you can find the following here:

  • An overview about recent titles such as MW Ultra (co-op with Psytronik) and Planet X2.1
  • News about upcoming games like Soul Force, Outrage and latest hardware
  • Insights to Briley Witch Chronicles and Wild Wood by their creators

Download Vandalism News #71 from CSDb!

Getting started…
After the intro and an opening image, chose your article in the menu. This is more detailed now and spread over 5 screens. To navigate to “The Market”, switch to page 3 (cursor right), select respective chapter (Cursor down and Return), insert requested diskside (5), and there you go!

Happy reading!

Briley Witch Chronicles – Progress Video
(News written on 28.10.2020)

Sarah Jane Avory is making great progress on her RPG title, Briley Witch Chronicles.
Take a look at this great progress update.

Briley Witch Chronicles Development Recommences
(News written on 02.10.2020)

Having spent the last 18 months developing some great shooters for the C64 (Neutron, Santron, Zeta Wing and the soon to be released Soul Force), Sarah Jane Avory has announced that she has recommenced development on The Briley Witch Chronicles, a great looking RPG game designed to work off a 512K cartridge and be released under the Protovision label. Watch the new dev video now!

In development: new C64 games at Protovision
(News written on 26.06.2018)

We’re keeping things trasnsparent – we’d like to announce a few new C64 games, which are currently in development:

Briley Witch Chronicles – a humour-laden RPG with cat, based on the book series by Sarah Jane Avory.

Interview with Sarah:





Space Moguls – an ode to the underrated space game M.U.L.E. – with 4 Player Interface support.






Cursed Tomb – because who doesn’t like to raid tombs every now and then!







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