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Soul Force


Soul Force The Soultron star system has been at peace for millenniums, the echoes of warfare long faded, its people living in hope for a never-ending peaceful existence.

Yet some had looked out into the skies, wondering what lay beyond, and what dangers could descend upon their peaceful worlds. In secret they developed project Soul Force, an advanced space fighter designed to defend the Soultron system from an outside threat.

And from the darkness of deep space comes a terrible bio-mechanical fleet swarming into the Soultron star system, monstrous creations descending upon the peaceful planets, tearing into the ground for reasons unknown. Communication attempts remain unanswered, the invaders obliterating any ship brave enough to approach...

We have chosen you to launch and pilot the new Soul Force space fighter against this terrifying threat and liberate our star system. Learn our enemy’s plans and put a stop to them for good. The fate of our star system lies in our hands. You are our last and only hope...

Features:

  • 20 adrenaline filled horizontal shoot’em up levels, each with their own distinct graphical theme
  • A dedicated bitmap screen and music for each level
  • Seven in-game bonus items to collect
  • Four individually upgradable weapon systems
  • General ship upgrades
  • Lots of boss fights
  • Four difficulty settings
  • Password and flexible save game system
  • Progress automatically saved to cartridge
  • Fully PAL & NTSC compatible

Ordering the game:
Boxed Edition
Digital Download



Development status:
Available


Credits:
Coding: Sarah Jane Avory
Graphics: Sarah Jane Avory, Gergely Sinkó, Paolo Pomes
Box artwork: Gergely Sinkó
Manual: Sarah Jane Avory, Lobo
Additional help: Tim Jakob Chen-Voos, Milo Mundt, Benedikt Schäfer

Gallery:

Title Screen
Entering...

...the battle!
Galaxy View
Water Planet Alpha
Attack
Asteroid Belt

Approach the flagship
Attack
Inside the flagship

Status updates:

Lotek64: Zeta Wing & Soul Force reviewed [German]
Written by Protovision on 31.03.2021

Lotek64 conducts a unique review of two of our award winning games – Zeta Wing and Soul Force – in order to discuss whether they bring anything new to the shoot 'em up genre. The insightful report looks back at notable shooters from the past and identifies how both Zeta Wing and Soul Force push the boundaries on the C64.
You can read this article here – Shooters on C64: Little room for improvement.



Beyond The Scanlines #53: Soul Force
Written by Protovision on 30.03.2021

In episode 53 of his vlog Beyond The Scanlines hellfire64 took a closer look at our shooter Soul Force.
With creating this video review he did an excellent job! Not only he captured from a real C64. He also did well in explaining what the strengths of this game are.
Watch this episode on YouTube:



ZZap! 64 Micro Action #1 – Soul Force & Outrage reviewed
Written by Protovision 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.

Free 7-page Teaser (CD games timeline Sample & Outrage review): Download
Free 28-page Sampler issue: Download from Fusion Retro Books
Full magazine: Purchase from Fusion Retro Books
ZZap! 64 Micro Action subscription: Patreon



Soul Force – Pending Orders Ready For Processing
Written by Protovision on 26.03.2021

Great news for all customers with pending orders of Soul Force. We have received the missing package components from our supplier and will soon start processing these orders as a priority.
We hope to have all orders shipped out over the next couple of weeks.



Soul Force – NTSC update & Outstanding Orders
Written by Protovision on 04.03.2021

We have identified a bug on the Icicka stage of Soul Force that appears only on NTSC machines. This bug has been resolved and you can access the Soul Force update via the original download link supplied to you previously.

For those who are still waiting to receive their physical copies of Soul Force – we have had to pause processing your orders as one of our UK based suppliers is currently not in a position to supply us with some of the package components. The supplier will be able to fulfil our order in the upcoming weeks but in the meantime we apologise for the additional delay in getting your physical copies. We will post an update to confirm when we are in a position to process the outstanding orders.



RGN February Video: Soul Force, Briley Witch Chronicles & Muddy Racers
Written by Protovision 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.



Soul Force Image Files Updated
Written by Protovision on 28.01.2021

It’s great to see so many people enjoying Soul Force by Sarah Jane Avory. We have once again updated the image files for Soul Force which further improves compatibility with THEC64 (Mini & Maxi). We recommend that you use the updated GS64 version for THEC64 for the best experience. To access the updated file images, customers can simply re-download Soul Force from our respective shop!
Haven’t bought the game yet? Well, you can grab your copy right now from the Protovision Shop or alternatively, our itch.io page!



Soul Force – Digital Download Introductory Price Ending Soon!
Written by Protovision on 25.01.2021

If you have been holding off on purchasing the digital download edition of our latest great release – Soul Force by Sarah Jane Avory, then you better act quick as the introductory discount price of 7.99 Euros is set to expire after January 31. After this date, the cost of the Soul Force digital download will go up to its standard price of 12.99 Euros.



Soul Force updated for greater compatibility
Written by Protovision on 03.01.2021

Sarah Jane Avory has been working hard over the holiday season to ensure that gamer’s can fully enjoy playing her great new horizontal shooter – Soul Force, by providing support for a wider range of devices. The set of digital images for the game have been updated in order to improve compatibility with THEC64 (Mini & Maxi), along with the Ultimate 64 / 1541 Ultimate II+ as well.
We recommend that you use the newly added GS64 version for the THEC64 while Ultimate 64 / 1541 Ultimate II+ users should use the updated EasyFlash version. To access the updated digital file images, customers can simply re-download Soul Force from our respective shop! Also, make sure to check out the included readme file for further instructions.
Haven’t bought the game yet? Well, you can grab your copy right now from the Protovision Shop or alternatively, our itch.io page!



Soul Force – Full Version Now Available!
Written by Protovision on 31.12.2020

We know that you have all been eager to finally play our latest space shooter – Soul Force by Sarah Jane Avory. There have been some hiccups in bringing this to you over the past few days but the good news is that you can now download the full digital version from our shop. Also don’t forget that you can still order your Collector’s Cartridge edition of Soul Force (includes the digital download) from here. Let’s see how far through you get – after all the future of the Soultron System is at stake!




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