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Beyond The Scanlines #53: Soul Force
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:




Outrage as an Example for Persistence
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
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
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
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.




Reset64 #13 released: Wormhole reviewed
21.02.2021

After 18 long months, a new issue of the awesome Reset magazine is finally here. Next to reviews of many other recent C64 games, Kevin Tilley (Unkle K) and Rob Caporetto (Hellfire64) had a look at our Glide ’n‘ Gun Wormhole.
Furthermore, the new Mix-i-Disk features Bucket Wars 1.3 – a great little strategy game by Daniel Hotop (Oziphantom) of Protovision.
The issue also mentions other Protovision titles, such as Neutron (within the RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition 2019 article) as well as MW Ultra and Soul Force (in the news).
For the cover topic "Train themed games" selected guests were invited to write about their favorite train game, our very own Jakob Voos (Jak T Rip) being among them.
Download the PDF as "pay what you want" from itch.io!
Printed versions of both Reset64 #12 and #13 are planned. Stay tuned!




Protovision reaches 10,000 orders!
20.02.2021

Just before we temporarily closed our Shop to orders of physical items a few days ago, we reached a significant milestone of receiving our 10,000th order since we opened the online shop way back in 2003!
This is a great achievement and we thank you all for your patronage across all these years.
We look forward to serving you in the near future when we fully re-open our store on June 1st, 2021.




Outrage: Lotek64 article translated to English

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.
Enjoy!




Temporary Suspension of Physical Orders
12.02.2021

It is with regret that we announce that as of 15 February 2021, we will temporarily suspend the placement of orders for physical items (cart/disk games, hardware, cables, etc) via the Protovision Online Shop. Orders already placed by then are unaffected, we are working hard to get all of them delivered soon.

The sustained lockdown stemming from COVID-19 and a couple of other challenges lead to this drastic decision.

But we will be back refreshed and ready to go when we re-open physical orders by 1 June 2021! In the meantime, orders for digital editions of our game library will continue to be available.




Lotek 64: Outrage review and interview [German]
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-BlogLate Revenge: Outrage (C64).




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




Great new run’n’gun game from Carleton Handley
04.02.2021

Carleton Handley has recently teamed up with Saul Cross to produce Runn ’n‘ Gunn – an awesome run’n’gun style of game that features tight controls, high quality level graphics and a fantastic music track.
Carleton is looking to expand the game with additional levels and features if there is sufficient interest in Runn ’n‘ Gunn. You can support Carleton with his efforts to keep the C64 alive with great new games by purchasing the download of his latest game from here.




S.P.R.E.R.O. Update released
30.01.2021


S.P.R.E.R.O. – a H.E.R.O. inspired game created entirely in sprites – has been updated to V1.2.
Oziphantom of Protovision improved performance and included a couple of bug fixes. For details and free download, check CSDb: https://csdb.dk/release/?id=199309.




The Outrageous Chronicle launched


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!




Planet X2.1 US Distribution


After about three months, our bulk delivery of Planet X2.1 finally arrived in North America. Now, US based customers can order this real-time strategy game locally and directly from The 8-Bit Guy, right here: www.the8bitguy.com/product/planet-x2-1-cartridge-by-protovision.
For dedicated fans, he also offers to sign your copy.




Briley Witch Chronicles – Ruins sub-quest (work in progress)
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.




Soul Force Image Files Updated
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!
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.




Millie & Molly cartridge edition – available now

The Bobr Games cartridge edition of the award winning puzzle platform game – Millie & Molly is now back in stock and can be ordered from here.




Cartridge Cases – Back In Stock

Looking for some quality cartridge cases that come in lots of different colors? Then head on over here to place your order before they sell out again.




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