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Zeta Wing Updates released!
26.08.2021


Sarah Jane Avory updated her vertical Shoot ’em up for the C64. New in v1.2:

– Added save for settings (remembers auto-fire and difficulty level, plus high-scores).
– Can save settings (including high scores) to either device 8 or 9.
– Cartridge version is now EasyFlash and will auto-save settings to cartridge.
– Disk version now has a proper loading screen.

Shortly afterwards, V1.2.1 has been released. Just a small update to allow the pause key to be configured in the options screen.

Get the most recent version from https://sarahjaneavory.itch.io/zeta-wing/.




RGN C64 Round Up – Exclusive Muddy Racers footage
24.08.2021

The RGN C64 Round Up is a great monthly video presentation covering many of the latest releases, news, pixel art and demos to be released on the scene. The August 2021 episode features exclusive footage of one our upcoming releases – Muddy Racers. Check out the video clip on this great single screen racer (and many other games):




Ultimate devices now support GMod2 cartridge images
04.08.2021

With the latest firmware updates for Ultimate 64, Ultimate II+ and Ultimate II, these devices support GMod2 cartridge images now! Many of Protovision’s physical games are distributed on GMod2 cartridges. Most recently, we have updated all digital packages to include GMod2 crt files. This includes all of our games you have purchased from us previously via our Online Shop or on itch.io. To access the updates, simply reuse the download links that were provided to you at the time of original purchase.




Upcoming Protovision Game: Muddy Racers
26.07.2021

We are pleased to announce that Muddy Racers for the C64 will be published by Protovision. Muddy Racers, developed by Monte Boyd, will be a high quality release that promises to deliver a whole lot of fun top down racing action – whether it be as a single player experience or as a multi-player party game for up to 4 players. To find out more about this great racer, head on over to the brand new Muddy Racers game page.




Briley Witch Chronicles – Intro
25.07.2021

Briley will get a nice, little intro. Sarah Jane Avory provides an insight with her latest video.




Cursed Tomb Update
23.07.2021

It has been a while since we last posted about this action puzzle game by Zbigniew Ross (creator of YOOMP! 64). However, things are moving along quite nicely with Cursed Tomb:
– Levels have been tweaked/fine tuned;
– In addition to a disk version, cartridge versions have been created: both, GMod2 and EasyFlash formats will be available;
– Work on game manual has been started as well.

The game is under heavy testing by the QA team now. Stay tuned!




New Lotek64 released: Four Protovision games reviewed [German]
17.07.2021

Issue 62 of the popular German language fanzine Lotek64 is out!
This issue features four (!) of our recent games: Outrage, Wormhole, Soul Force and Zeta Wing. To our delight, all titles have been well received by the editors. As a special treat, you can find a detailed interview with Bernd Buchegger, the programmer of Outrage.
Also exciting to read is the story of the creator of The Camp: mac of tugcs (part 2 of 2).
You can get Lotek64 #62 at the following link: lotek64.com.




Hunter’s Moon Remastered Digital on sale – 75% off!
08.07.2021

The digital version of Hunter’s Moon Remastered is currently on sale at a great price of only $1.24USD by Thalamus Digital Publishing. Head on over to the Thalamus itch.io page to secure your digital copy of a wonderful remake of a great classic C64 game. This offer ends on July 19 2021, 9:00 AM CEST. So you better be quick! But if you want to experience the game on real hardware then your best option is to grab yourself the Collector’s Cartridge Edition from our on Online Shop. We only have limited numbers left in stock, so make sure your grab your copy because once they are gone then they are gone forever!




Heroes & Cowards Re-stocked!
02.07.2021

The wonderful point ’n‘ click adventure game Heroes & Cowards is now back in stock. Receiving critical acclaim by Reset 64 and Commodore Free magazines, Heroes & Cowards is a highly accessible adventure game featuring atmospheric location graphics and a great story narrative. Presented in our usual high quality packaging, this is a must have for collectors of modern C64 games. Grab your box now!




Zeta Wing and Neutron – digital 50% off now, cartridge in preparation!
26.06.2021

Great news for fans of C64 SHMUPs on a budget. Sarah Jane Avory’s award winning shooters Zeta Wing and Neutron are part of the SJA’s Summer Sale 2021 on itch.io: Each game 50% off! Or buy both for $3.48 (regularly $6.98)! This offer ends on June 29 2021, 1:00 AM CEST. So you better be quick!
View sales: itch.io/s/51452/sjas-summer-sale-2021

But for physical game collectors, we have some great news for you! Zeta Wing will also get a physical release on cartridge and will include Neutron as a bonus game. Kwayne is currently working on the box art and progressing well. More news on this soon, stay tuned!




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!




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.




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