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Protovision gained two new members
06.04.2022

We are happy to announce that we have two great new members in the team: MonstersGoBoom is supporting us with his skills in coding and graphics.
DrEightBit is about to expand our distribution for Scandinavia and help with PR. Plus they are great guys! Welcome to the gang!




sd2iec version of Lykia Prologue – Nathan’s Journey out
04.04.2022


The mini game Lykia Prologue – Nathan’s Journey takes place before the main game Lykia – The Lost Island and takes us to Rybolido, a small island southeast of Rybola. Great update: PULS4R created an sd2iec version of Lykia Prologue, included in the download now.




ZZap! 64 Micro Action Issue #7 featuring Lykia
02.04.2022


Lykia – The Lost Island, the upcoming C64 & Plus/4 JRPG hit by PULS4R, has been featured in the all-new ZZap! 64 #7. Here, the team grants some exclusive insights, e.g. about the motivation for the project, decisions about game design and achievements gained during development.

The magazine will go to the printers shortly. So not long until you can pick up your physical issue from Fusion Retro Books.

Patreons recently got access to the PDF. For details on how to subscribe to ZZap! 64 Micro Action, check Patreon.




Complete your Sam’s Journey Bundle with the Audio CD


Did you forget to include the option to add the soundtrack CD when you originally ordered your copy of Sam’s Journey? Or did you get into the groove in the meantime? Well, here is the chance to complete your collector’s bundle by placing an order for the Sam’s Journey Audio CD – containing all 19 awesome SID tunes found within the game.




Prequel to Lykia
01.04.2022


Are you eagerly anticipating the release of "Lykia: The Lost Island"? Well, you can now take a glimpse into its world. Download the mini game "Lykia Prologue – Nathan’s Journey" for free from our Lykia section and jump right in! Make sure you read the instructions file to get the hang of it.




The Stereo SID board ‘MixSID’ is back!
30.03.2022


This versatile board offers stereo output through its integrated channel mixer, flexible handling of IO areas and works with any SID models. MixSID is available from our shop here.




Pieces II Compo is over – Keep your Levels coming!
29.03.2022

Our Pieces II Level Design Compo 2021/2022 ended on 2022/02/28. Towards the end, the number of submissions really took off. Many thanks to all participators for making the community spirit palpable. Hence, the goal of the compo has already been achieved. All compo entries are currently being reviewed. In the meantime, due to demand of a few dedicated individuals, Pawel created "Pieces II (No More Prizes) Post-Compo". This way, you still may submit levels for Pieces II until 2022/12/31 – just out of competition.
So, have fun creating even more levels!




C64 Peripherals available again
28.03.2022

Our Online Shop has received new stock of a wide range of popular peripheral items for your Commodore 64.

Great items such as the Mini X-Pander+, RR-Net MK3, TFC3+, SD2IEC cableless, 4 Player Adapter and Joyswitcher are waiting for you!




Back in stock: Prototyping Board and Cartridge Cases!
27.03.2022

Our popular prototyping boards are back in store! If you want to design your own custom cartridge then these boards are perfect for you. And while you are at it why not put them in one of our quality cartridge cases that comes in many different colors. Place your order before they sell out again.





FM Radio for your Commodore 64
26.03.2022


Yes, it is true! You can actually use your C64 to blast out your favourite FM radio station. The FM Radio Module by Timo Voutilainen plugs into the User Port and comes bundled with an application disk. Go on and experience something new with the best home computer and place your order now before they sell out.




CleoRAM – a great GeoRAM alternative back in stock!
25.03.2022


The CleoRAM is available again. This GeoRAM clone contains many enhancements, including a battery backup to make sure that you never lose your data. The CleoRAM works with the C64/C128 and the Ultimate 64 at all operation speeds. We have both the 2MB and 4MB models in stock. Order now!




FM-YAM cartridge and FM-YAM cable pack
22.03.2022

Mix the warmth of the SID chip with the arcade-like sounds of the Yamaha YM chip, with the excellent FM-YAM cartridge. With this device by Xentax your C64 can use up to 12 channels, making it a must-have for any chip tune enthusiast and musician. The FM-YAM cartridge is available from our Online Shop in limited quantities.

Get new releases that will make use of this hardware from CSDb.

Most recently, we stock an optional FM-YAM cable pack, which may also be purchased separately.





Review: Outrage tested with full dedication [German]
21.03.2022

What happens if someone tests Outrage with full dedication? OldMetalheadGaming literally played until his fingers bled and gave it all. One of the most hilarious reviews that we have seen so far – well deserved place in the Outrageous Chronicle!
Check it out (in German):

Get Outrage! Boxed Edition | Digital Download




Interview with Protovision and Knights of Bytes [German]
20.03.2022

Jakob (Protovision) and Chester (Knights of Bytes) answered a couple of questions from the German developer magazine ByteGame for an interview recently published. Differences in game development between then and now are discussed as well as the fascination to develop for the C64.
www.bytegame.de/2022/03/08/64kbyte-gamepower-interview-mit-protovision




C64 Round Up: March 2022 featuring Lykia – The Lost Island Preview

You probably heard of Lykia – The Lost Island, an open world adventure by PULS4R to be published by Psytronik in cooperation with Protovision. You may get excited as some exclusive video footage of it is included in C64 Round Up March 2022 by Retro Gamer Nation:




Bobr Cartridge Games Back In Stock
16.03.2022

We have replenished our stock of C64 cartridge games from Bobr Games. Available from our Online Shop are some great titles such as Millie & Molly, Retro Souls Collection and Space Collection. Place your order now as they will sell out quickly!

Bobr Games at Protovision Shop




Protovision Titles Excel in BastichB 64K Top 20 Video
15.03.2022

The BastichB 64K YouTube channel is one of the current premier channels for modern day C64 related content. His latest video looks at the Top 20 C64 games from the past decade and we are excited to see that 4 out of the top 5 spots were filled by Protovision titles! If you want to see some of the best new C64 games around then check out this video by BastichB 64K.




A wide range of chip replacements/upgrades restocked!
28.02.2022

The Protovision Shop is the best place to find many chip replacements or upgrades for your favourite Commodore hardware. We have restocked our supplies of 1541/1571 RAMBoards, SaRuMan, PLAnkton and C128 expansion ROM chips.
Place your orders now before they sell out again.




News from the scene: BCC Party #16 Releases
27.02.2022


Our friends from C64 Club Berlin recently hosted their BCC Party #16, once more as an online event. Not only has nomiStake/Delysid aka Simon/Protovision joined the organisation team this year. Some sceners who are also Protovision members presented their compo entries as well.

– DJ Gruby: The Funeral by Dream (Demo/Trackmo)
– nomiStake and Jammer: Spritemo by Delysid (Demo/Only Sprites Compo 2022)
– Lobo: Blitz Feline (Graphics) and Street Sports Skeletons (PETSCII graphics)

Enjoy these entries, along with all the others: BCC Party #16 at CSDb.




News from the scene: Puzzle Bobble


Have you yet tried Puzzle Bobble, the fan made port of the Neo Geo title from the 90s? In Europe and North America the original game is better known as Bust-a-Move. The recently released C64 version shines out with excellent presentation and high playability. It can be played alone or with a friend simultaneously, features Paddles support and comes with a high score saver.
Make sure you get Version 1.1!

– Free download of V1.1 at CSDb
– Video footage on RGN’s C64 Round Up February 2022
– Article at C64 Wiki




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