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Briley Witch Chronicles – Amulets
16.06.2021

Briley on her own, messing about with an amulet… What could possibly go wrong?




Great modern day SID solutions now in stock
15.06.2021

Are you looking for modern day SID solutions for your C64? Well, you will find that our online shop has what you need! ARMSID, ARM2SID and MixSID (Double-SID board) are available to order now. Get your C64 sounding the best it can before stock sells out fast.




FM-YAM open for pre-orders!
13.06.2021


The FM-YAM is a Sound Expander clone that can reproduce 12 (!) voices on your C64. We are teaming up with XeNTaX again to produce a new batch of this fabulous cartridge. You can secure a unit by placing your pre-order via the Protovision Shop right now!




Now Available: Zeus LT Smarthome Solution
12.06.2021

Isn’t it everyone’s dream to control their house using their trusty C64? Why not connect your home devices to your C64 with the handy Zeus LT Smarthome Solution. Use your favorite home computer to control your lighting, shutters, security cameras, garage door or refrigerator. The possible applications are endless and what’s even better is that the C64 isn’t going to collect data about your usage habits… we promise!




Now Available: Synthia in the Cyber Crypt

Available now from our shop is the Collector’s Edition of Synthia in the Cyber Crypt. Synthia is a platform adventure game that won the Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2020. It is one of the most interesting games created with Shoot ’em Up Construction Kit as there is no shooting elements to the game. The game is presented in a custom made cartridge featuring a transparent perspex shell and LCD lighted tubes. Grab your copy now!




Now Available: Dr Wuro Games!
09.06.2021

We are excited to announce that we now stock great titles from Dr. Wuro Industries – Shadow Switcher, Frogs and Shotgun. These individual games are available to order as a disk edition with game manual. We also have in stock the Frogs and Shotgun 4 Player Cartridge that not only includes two fun games but also includes an integrated 4 player adapter. These are all sure to be great additions to your C64 games collection.




Kerberos in stock – grab yours quick!

The Kerberos, a popular MIDI and file transfer interface, is one of the hottest items that we stock in our shop that always sells out quickly. We have a limited number of these great devices back in stock. Don’t hesitate to place your order as the new stock will sell out fast!




Protovision Shop Now Supercharged!
06.06.2021


Our planned re-opening on June 1 experienced problems as our site server host was not able to provide us with a quality internet connection. Well, the good news is that we have changed server hosts and the Protovision Shop is now working better than ever before.
Try it out! It’s a slicker experience than ever! protovision.games/shop




The Protovision Shop is fully open again!
01.06.2021

We are excited to announce that the Protovision shop is back in action and is now completely re-opened! Our shelves are full to the brim as we have restocked almost every item we had plus added a lot of new stuff for you to explore. All physical game editions are available again including Soul Force, MW Ultra, Outrage, Sam’s Journey, Hunter’s Moon and many more! Get your copies while stocks last!




Retro Annual 2020: Four Protovision games reviewed
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:

Soul Force (9.5 / 9.0 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.5)
Outrage (10 / 10 / 10 / 10 / 10)
Zeta Wing (9.0 / 9.0 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.5)
Planet X2.1 (8.0 / 8.0 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 8.0)

We are happy to see that all of our releases achieved superb ratings. Outrage even scored the unbelievable maximum rating of 10 in all categories!

Download Outrage review – with kind permission of the publisher!
Retro Annual 2020 unboxing video
Order Retro Annual 2020

All of these games can be purchased as instant digital downloads. Boxed Collectors editions can be ordered again from June 1 when our shop is fully back in action.
So hang on, we are almost there!




RETURN Magazine 45: Soul Force reviewed [German]
29.05.2021

Our shooting star Soul Force has been featured in issue 45 of the German language RETURN Magazine, which has been released recently. Among other points, the review highlighted the game’s highly advanced technical level, the excellent presentation and the wide variety across its expansive number of stages.

RETURN Issue 45 Trailer
Details and order

Soul Force is available as instant digital download. The Boxed Collectors edition can be ordered when our online shop re-opens on June 1. So make sure to mark that date in your calendar!




K&A Plus #18: Soul Force, Outrage, Zeta Wing reviewed & more!
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!




Briley Witch Chronicles – NTSC version
20.05.2021

For Briley it is about time to grab a decent book!




Pieces II – The Story continues!
19.05.2021

Great news for fans of tile matching style games like Puzznic! Pawel Krol has started working on Pieces II again and is looking to drive development through to completion.
Pawel will be looking to the C64 community to help with puzzle designs via a competition that will be run soon. With this new injection of motivation behind the project, we are confident to have more news on the game (and the competition) soon. Stay tuned!




Blast Annual 2020 Vol 2 – Physical Orders
16.05.2021

The Blast Annual 2020 is a multi-format gaming publication that celebrates all aspects of the retro community across two huge volumes – featuring lots of game and hardware reviews, along with plenty of special feature articles.

The Blast Annual Volume 2 is spanning over 200 pages and presented as a very high quality hard back cover book. This is available to pre-order at blastannual.com now. Order your copy fast, you won’t be disappointed.




RETURN TV Episode 9: Protovision – with special guest Bernd Buchegger [German]
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!




Briley Witch Chronicles – Mixing a Potion
13.05.2021

With her latest Briley Witch Chronicles video, Sarah Jane Avory once more shows her skills in game design, but also as a story teller with a sense of humor.




Protopad Update
08.05.2021

Following the successful crowdfunding campaign for the Protopad, we have been enthusiastically working away on the project making further refinements to ensure that this controller will be the best it can be.
During this time, we found that we were not satisified with controller case that we had originally intended to use and are currently evaluating superior alternatives. This has set the scheduled release back a little.

Stay tuned for further updates this year!




RETURN Magazine 44: Wormhole reviewed [German]
30.04.2021

Issue 44 of the German language RETURN Magazine features a very positive review of our Glide and Gun title Wormhole – written by Denis Karimani aka Remute. Thanks for that, guys!




ZZap! 64 Annual 2021: Four Protovision games reviewed
02.04.2021

The ZZap! 64 Annual 2021 has started to make its way to backers of the Kickstarter campaign. This awesome book includes strong positive reviews of four Protovision titles:

This high-quality publication is available to order from Fusion Retro Books now.




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