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ZZap! 64 Micro Action #8 featuring Cursed Tomb, Stoker & more
05.06.2022

Issue 8 of ZZap! 64 Micro Action has been released, containing a number of Protovision related exclusives.
The magazine shines the spotlight on Protovision’s upcoming title Cursed Tomb, an action puzzle game by Zbigniew Ross.
The Patreon exclusive cover disk contains a playable demo of "Stoker", an artistic looking platformer by Rhys Clatworthy that is set to receive a Protovision cartridge release upon its completion.
Also check out the interview with Søren Trautner Madsen, where he discusses the status of Limbo (demake of the PC/Xbox game) and "Awesome Slam Siblings" (a tribute to a well-known Beat 'em Up game series). Once completed, these titles could be published by Protovision in the future.
Subscription to ZZap! 64 Micro Action is through Patreon. In addition to PDF, you may obtain the magazine as physical version.




Outrage Coder Bernd Buchegger interviewed at 9th Klagenfurt Game Jam
12.05.2022

At GamesAAU’s klujam / Spring Game Jam in Klagenfurt (Austria) Bernd Buchegger was interviewed about the development of Cosmos Designs‘ popular Outrage game, available at Protovision’s Shop, both physical and digital.
To see the interview, head directly over to www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JmG57bQbiw&t=1954s.

Full video:




8-Bit Flo reviews 1541 Diagnostic Cartridge [German]
11.05.2022

In his latest video the German YouTuber 8-Bit Flo demonstrates our 1541 Diagnose Cartridge. Its functions are illustrated, especially the part with testing and adjusting the VC1541 is discussed. We hope you enjoy watching the video!

Get the 1541 Diagnostic Cartridge from the Protovision Shop.




Brotkastenfreunde #010: New games for the C64 feat. Space Moguls [German]
08.05.2022

The 10th episode of the brotkastenfreunde podcast is dedicated to C64 games that have been released since Commodore went bankrupt. Steffen and Christian focus on newer good titles that are not that well known. These were divided into different categories. The category "inspired games" contains a short feature on Space Moguls by Carl-Henrik Skårstedt – direct link.

Complete episode:




C64 40th Anniversary Special featuring Protovision, Partners & Friends
01.05.2022

To celebrate the C64’s 40th anniversary, BastichB 64K created a massive documentary. With a focus on modern C64, he talked to game publishers, programmers, musicians, print media journalists, crackers and social media content creators. Among the many guests is Protovision main organizer Tim Jakob as well as partners like Kenz of Psytronik and friends such as Chester from Knights of Bytes. Enjoy!




Space Moguls Longplay [German]
24.04.2022

German YouTuber 8-Bit Flo effortlessly plays through a session of Space Moguls in one of his latest game play videos. Featuring German audio commentary, you can check it out here:




News from the scene: Vandalism News #72
17.04.2022


Issue #72 of the diskmag Vandalism News has been released at Revision Party 2022.
Protovision and friends are featured in this issue’s "The Market" chapter. Find out more about promising game projects such as Lykia – The Lost Island, Cursed Tomb, Stoker and maybe more.

Download at CSDb.




8-Bit Flo plays prequel of upcoming game ‘Lykia – The Lost Island’ [German]
16.04.2022

German YouTuber 8-Bit Flo checked out "Lykia Prologue – Nathan’s Journey" – the prequel to Lykia – The Lost Island. In his nearly 45 minutes long video he not only covers a lot of gameplay, but also the story of the game and his opinion about it as well as on retro game developments in general.
Download "Lykia Prologue – Nathan’s Journey" for free in our Lykia section.




Top 20 C64 games from the last two decades featuring Protovision
10.04.2022

Old Style Gaming compiled a video with his personal 20 favorite games released after the C64 ceased production. We are happy to find these Protovision games among them:

No. 18: Outrage
No. 17: Newcomer
No. 14: It’s Magic II
No. 12: Soul Force
No. 1: Sam’s Journey

Thus Protovision titles take one quarter of OSG’s Top 20, including the top spot – what a pleasant result!

Full video:




Reset64 #14 released: MW Ultra, Soul Force and Outrage reviewed
09.04.2022

The full Reset64 Magazine #14 – their run ’n‘ gun themed issue – is finally here!

Therein you will find reviews of these Protovision games:
MW Ultra (Reset Ripper)
Soul Force (Reset Ripper)
Outrage

Protovision’s Muddy Racers and Cursed Tomb are featured in the news.
Also check out the interview with Lobo and the article about We are Stardust.

Download (Pay what you want): Reset64 Magazine at itch.io.




C64 Round Up: April 2022 – Exclusive footage of Cursed Tomb
08.04.2022

Retro Gamer Nation’s C64 Round Up April 2022 has an update on Cursed Tomb, our forthcoming game by Zbych. Furthermore it shows Knights & Slimes, a side project by our Monte Boyd – both with exclusive video footage. The recently released Lykia Prologue by Puls4r is featured as well.

Within the video, jump directly to…
Cursed Tomb
Knights & Slimes
Lykia Prologue

Full video:




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.




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):

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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:




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.




RGN February 2022 Video featuring Pieces II Level Design Compo
06.02.2022

Retro Gamer Nations latest C64 Round Up is out. As usual, it covers a lot of game news, recent and upcoming releases as well as pixel art from the scene. In this episode, BastichB 64K joined to co-review You Have to Win the Game.
Pieces II Level Design Compo is part of the news (direct link).




PC Games reports about modern C64 games [German]
08.12.2021

The main stream PC gaming magazine PC Games has released an online article and an accompanying video on modern day C64 gaming, in which Protovision features prominently. Check out the article here, and the video can be viewed from this link.




RETURN #46: MW Ultra & Outrage reviewed, pixel art featuring Lobo [German]
19.09.2021

In issue 46, RETURN reports on Protovision for the third time in a row, this time covering the two collaborative releases with Psytronik:
Cosmos Designs‘ long-lost run ’n‘ gun Outrage was examined in detail. Staff concludes: "A tough challenge that’s still fun to play today, despite its 30-year-old design." Coder Bernd Buchegger was on hand to answer questions about the game’s unusual genesis.
The underrated MW Ultra was also reviewed. The article praises among other things the attention to detail as well as the depth of the game and appreciates MW Ultra as one of the best action adventures for the Commodore 64.
Our graphic artist Lobo not only created the print artwork for Outrage and MW Ultra, he is also very active as a pixel artist. In the "Pixel Art" section of this issue, you can admire some of his works.




Outrage & Soul Force in C64 games showcase on YouTube
12.09.2021

Byte Sized Retro #7 by BastichB 64K features 40 C64 games, among them are Outrage and Soul Force:




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