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Neutron

Neutron C64Neutron is a fast-paced vertical shoot-em-up for the Commodore 64 (PAL).

This version was created for RGCD's C64 16KB Cartridge GameDev Compo 2019.

All programming, graphics, and sound by Sarah Jane Avory.

NB: Although the game has been coded for PAL, it will run quite happily on an NTSC machine, just at a faster speed!

History: Back in the 80s, after loving playing the arcade game Star Force, I coded my own version on the Commodore 64, one I named Neutron. The game was finished, but never released as Orpheus, the company I was working for at the time, closed down before Neutron could be released…

I still had all the files, but time passed by, and when I moved house many years later, seeing no reason keeping all my old computers, I (rather foolishly looking back now) binned everything, including all my old disks.

Fast forward to the present, and after suffering a bit of burnout while writing lots of novels (I’m also a self-published author), I decided to have a bit of fun and code some C64 games. After coming across the 16Kb cartridge competition, I decided I’d enter that, and thought Neutron would be ideal.

And so I now present Neutron, a re-born version of the game I coded a long time ago. Only this time, with the benefit of lots of coding experience, this game is much improved, in every way.

Features:

9 challenging stages of increasing difficulty.
Player weapon upgrades.
3 different background styles.
Over 18 types of enemies.
Mid-stage mini-bosses.
End of stage boss.

Controls:

Joystick in port 2, or Keyboard:

S - Up.
X - Down.
< - Left.
> - Right.
SPACE - Fire!

 

 



Development Staus:
Finished! Get it HERE


Credits:
Programming: Sarah Jane Avory
Graphics: Sarah Jane Avory
Music: Sarah Jane Avory


Gallery:

Title Screen
Enemies 1
Deep Jones
Enemies 2
Galaxy View
Enemies 3
Attack
Enemies 4

Status updates:

Neutron – a free Protovision Shooter
Written by Protovision on 18.05.2019

The RGCD 16K Version of the Shoot’em Up Neutron by Protovision member Sarah Jane Avory is now available from itch.io. The game can be downloaded from Sarah’s itch.io page for a „pay what you want“ price. An extended 512k cartridge version is planned for the future and would then also become a boxed Protovision release.

https://sarahjaneavory.itch.io/neutron

Neutron at Protovision



Shoot’em Up for RGCD 2019
Written by Protovision on 15.01.2019

Protovision member Sarah Jane Avory is working on shoot’em up as a submission for the RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Dev Compo 2019. The screenshots and videos of the progress of the development posted on twitter do already look promising. More Infos see Video below and here.




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