Outrage In the tradition of "Hawkeye", you are steering a hero through a number of platform levels. In a shop you can obtain different weapons. Outrage inspires through colorful graphics and great design.
Outrage was produced by Cosmos Designs for the Boeder Talent Competition in cooperation with the 64'er magazine a long time ago. However, it was not released back then. We in Protovision bought the rights to distribute the game from Bernd Buchegger, who supplied us with the remnants of the game – of course without source codes and with a few bugs and glitches we'd liked to get fixed before a release. However, we were lacking the resources to work on this game, so we were looking for help. Psytronik came along and showed interest in finalizing and distributing the game, but they, too, were facing the same problems as we did. Thanks to everyone involved in this project, we can finally announce that Outrage has been completed!
5 levels fully packed with finest arcade action (Hawkeye style)
Produced by: Cosmos Designs
Distribution: Protovision / Psytronik
Coder: Bernd Buchegger
Graphics: Bernd Buchegger
Music: Karl Sommer
Check out the Outrage website with the extraordinary story on the development of this game – including timeline!
RETURN #46: MW Ultra & Outrage reviewed, pixel art featuring Lobo [German] (News written on 19.09.2021)
In issue 46, RETURN reports on Protovision for the third time in a row, this time covering the two collaborative releases with Psytronik:
Cosmos Designs‘ long-lost run ’n‘ gun Outrage was examined in detail. Staff concludes: "A tough challenge that’s still fun to play today, despite its 30-year-old design." Coder Bernd Buchegger was on hand to answer questions about the game’s unusual genesis.
The underrated MW Ultra was also reviewed. The article praises among other things the attention to detail as well as the depth of the game and appreciates MW Ultra as one of the best action adventures for the Commodore 64.
Our graphic artist Lobo not only created the print artwork for Outrage and MW Ultra, he is also very active as a pixel artist. In the "Pixel Art" section of this issue, you can admire some of his works.
Protovision titles in C64 games showcases on YouTube (News written on 12.09.2021)
Byte Sized Retro #7 by BastichB 64K features 40 C64 games, among them are Outrage and Soul Force:
Beyond The Scanlines #061 by hellfire64 explores Commodore 64 games released in the early 2000s, including Jim Slim:
New Lotek64 released: Four Protovision games reviewed [German] (News written on 17.07.2021)
Issue 62 of the popular German language fanzine Lotek64 is out!
This issue features four (!) of our recent games: Outrage, Wormhole, Soul Force and Zeta Wing. To our delight, all titles have been well received by the editors. As a special treat, you can find a detailed interview with Bernd Buchegger, the programmer of Outrage.
Also exciting to read is the story of the creator of The Camp: mac of tugcs (part 2 of 2).
You can get Lotek64 #62 at the following link: lotek64.com.
Retro Annual 2020: Four Protovision games reviewed (News written on 30.05.2021)
The Retro Annual 2020 has been shipped to backers of its Kickstarter campaign. This outstanding book includes reviews of four Protovision titles. The rating scheme is graphics / audio / gameplay / staying power / overall. Ratings:
K&A Plus #18: Soul Force, Outrage, Zeta Wing reviewed & more! (News written on 28.05.2021)
Issue #18 of K&A Plus is here. This excellent fanzine heavily features Protovision titles! Their rating scheme is graphics / sound / gameplay and we are pleased that our games received positive responses.
– Soul Force reviewed (rating: 10 / 8 / 9)
– Outrage reviewed (rating: 9 / 9 / 9), also Bernd Buchegger (coder) interviewed
– Zeta Wing reviewed (rating: 9 / 7 / 8)
– S.P.R.E.R.O. V1.3 on cover disk (exclusive!), also in the news
– Briley Witch Chronicles in the news
The magazine is available in both English and Polish and can be purchased in either print or digital format from here: #18 on the K&A Plus Website.
The reviewed games listed above are available as instant digital downloads while the Boxed Collectors editions can be ordered when our online shop re-opens on June 1. So make sure to mark that date in your calendar!
RETURN TV Episode 9: Protovision – with special guest Bernd Buchegger [German] (News written on 15.05.2021)
A portrait of Protovision as a publisher of new C64 games – that’s the topic of the current edition of RETURN TV!
Showcasing nine exemplary titles from almost 25 years, the two moderators illustrate the evolution of Protovision.
On the occasion of the release of Outrage, they have invited its programmer and graphic designer for a video interview. Bernd Buchegger answers questions about the extraordinary development story of this long lost run ’n‘ gun by Cosmos Designs.
Enjoy this almost one hour long video – with lots of background information and nice anecdotes!
Outrage as an Example for Persistence (News written on 28.03.2021)
Arnold Blueml (Arny of Cosmos Designs) posted an interesting article highlighting how persistence is one of the key ingredients to success. Using the recently completed Run and Gun Outrage – available from Protovision here – Arnold’s inspirational post is a wonderful journey of bringing a game to release after 30 years!
Read the article on LinkedIn.
ZZap! 64 Micro Action #1 – Soul Force & Outrage reviewed (News written on 27.03.2021)
Fusion Retro Books recently published the first issue of ZZap! 64 Micro Action. This great new publication features:
a review of our shooting star Soul Force, scoring an overall rating of 95% (ZZap! 64 Sizzler)
an Outrage review, achieving a blasting overall rating of 79%
a cover story about our friends in Cosmos Designs, along with a timeline of all their published games
In fact, Soul Force is the first game to receive a ZZap! 64 Sizzler Award under this fine magazine.
Outrage: Lotek64 article translated to English (News written on 20.02.2021)
Earlier this month, an in-depth article about Outrage by Georg Fuchs (Lord Lotek) had been published via Lotek64 Blog. It just had one flaw: Being in German language only, its audience was limited.
We are happy to announce that an English version has recently been published on the Vandalism News website. Georg translated his article himself, while David Simmons (Jazzcat) took care of the proof reading.
Now, more people get the chance to read this fine review, next to an enlightening interview with Bernd Buchegger (Panther). Outrage: Revenge! Finally.
Lotek 64: Outrage review and interview [German] (News written on 07.02.2021)
Our Run and Gun release Outrage was featured by Lotek64 with a detailed review and an interview with programmer Bernd Buchegger. Issue 62 with the report will only be published in summer. However, you can already read this article in the Lotek64-Blog – Late Revenge: Outrage (C64).
The Outrageous Chronicle launched (News written on 30.01.2021)
Outrage – the Run and gun hit by Cosmos Designs recently released by Protovision in cooperation with Psytronik – created quite some impact. To cover this, coder Bernd Buchegger aka Panther created the OUTRAGOUES CHRONICLE project. Here he collects all news, awards, articles, reviews, videos etc. about this special game: www.outragegame.com/chronicle.
Enjoy exploring, watching and reading! Have you got a page or video that is not covered by this archive? Please get in touch!
Zeta Wing takes out RGN C64 Gamers’ Choice Award (News written on 10.01.2021)
We are happy to announce that Zeta Wing by Sarah Jane Avory has been voted by the C64 community as the most popular game for 2020. We are very pleased that Protovision was able to secure 3 places in the top 10 (Zeta Wing, MW Ultra and Outrage). Check out the video presentation by Retro Gamer Nation for full results!
Commodore 64 Gamers’ Choice 2020 Award at Retro Gamer Nation (News written on 06.01.2021)
Nominee for C64 Budget Game of the Year, among others:
– Zeta Wing by Protovision
This great shoot ‘em up is planned to be released as boxed edition on cartridge in 2021.
Announcement of the winners will happen on New Years Eve via the Twitch Channel of hayesmaker64. We can expect an article on Indie Retro News early in the new year as well. We are hopeful that MW Ultra will win the race.
So if you don’t own this GOTY Nominee yet: Purchase of the cartridge is starting from only 45 Euros (instead of 50) – so better get yours now!
Watch Now: Outrage Trailer (News written on 18.12.2020)
This week we released Outrage by Cosmos Designs – a game 30 years in the making! This fun run’n’gun game features 5 challenging levels of blasting action, great boss battles and an amazing soundtrack. If you haven’t seen the game yet then checkout the official Outrage game trailer and order your copy from here!
Outrage now available! (News written on 14.12.2020)
It’s been an extremely complex undertaking, but now it’s finally here: Weapons free for Outrage – the long-lost run and gun from Cosmos Designs!
The new Vandalism News #71 not only mentions Outrage in the chapter “The Market”; Outrage was even given its own little chapter:
“Nothing but rage…” can be found in the section “Behind the Scene”. Project Manager David Simmons (Jazzcat) talks about the challenges of completing Outrage, the many improvements that have been made and honours those involved in the completion of the project.
Now it won’t be long before you too can defend yourself against the alien invasion!
NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Vandalism News #71 (News written on )
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
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!
Development on Outrage resumed! (News written on 30.09.2018)
The production of Outrage is progressing well now. The platform shooter will come with an extensive manual featuring a comprehensive retrospective by Bernd and Arny from Cosmos Designs, providing in-depth background on the history of the game that started almost 30 years ago! There will be a disk version distributed by Psytronik and a cartridge version distributed by Protovision.