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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?




Now Available: Synthia in the Cyber Crypt
12.06.2021

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.




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!

https://twitter.com/SarahJaneAvory/status/1395032688655060995




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!




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.




Monstro Giganto featuring Lobo graphics is available!
01.04.2021


The eagerly anticipated release of Monstro Giganto is available for pre-order from our friends at RGCD. This fun arcade style beat 'em up features large well animated PETSCII graphics by Lobo/Protovision. The game package is beautifully presented with eye-popping cover art and manual illustrations – also from Lobo.

Pre-order cartridge from RGCD Shop!
Digital Download will be available soon at itch.io.




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:




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.




Outrage: Lotek64 article translated to English
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.
Enjoy!




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.




The Outrageous Chronicle launched
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!




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.




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