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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.




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!




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!




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.




Lotek64: Zeta Wing & Soul Force reviewed [German]
31.03.2021

Lotek64 conducts a unique review of two of our award winning games – Zeta Wing and Soul Force – in order to discuss whether they bring anything new to the shoot 'em up genre. The insightful report looks back at notable shooters from the past and identifies how both Zeta Wing and Soul Force push the boundaries on the C64.
You can read this article here – Shooters on C64: Little room for improvement.




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




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!




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).




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!




Zeta Wing takes out RGN C64 Gamers’ Choice Award
10.01.2021

We are happy to announce that Zeta Wing by Sarah Jane Avory has been voted by the C64 community as the most popular game for 2020. We are very pleased that Protovision was able to secure 3 places in the top 10 (Zeta Wing, MW Ultra and Outrage). Check out the video presentation by Retro Gamer Nation for full results!




Zeta Wing gewinnt den RGN C64 Gamers‘ Choice Award

Wir freuen uns bekannt zu geben, dass Zeta Wing von Sarah Jane Avory von der C64-Community zum beliebtesten Spiel 2020 gewählt wurde. Wir sind sehr dankbar, dass Protovision sich 3 Plätze in den Top 10 sichern konnte (Zeta Wing, MW Ultra und Outrage). Schau dir die Videopräsentation von Retro Gamer Nation mit den kompletten Ergebnissen an!




MW ULTRA & Zeta Wing gewinnen die IRN Game Of The Year Awards

Die Ergebnisse der Indie Retro News C64 Game Awards 2020 wurden veröffentlicht… Und Protovision hat zwei der drei Preise abgeräumt!
MW ULTRA von Covert Bitops wurde als C64 Game of the Year auszeichnet, während der Preis für das Budget Game of the Year an Zeta Wing von Sarah Jane Avor ging.
Wir sind sehr glücklich und gratulieren allen anderen Nominierten!
Für den kompletten Artikel, klicke hier.




MW ULTRA & Zeta Wing take out IRN Game Of The Year Awards

The results of Indie Retro News C64 Game Awards 2020 have been published… and Protovision has taken out two of the three awards!
Award for the C64 Game of the Year went to MW ULTRA by Covert Bitops while the C64 Budget Game of the Year was awarded to Zeta Wing by Sarah Jane Avory.
We are very happy and congratulate all the other nominees!
For the full article, click here.




Commodore 64 Gamers’ Choice 2020 Award bei Retro Gamer Nation
06.01.2021

Eine ganze Reihe Protovision-Spiele wurden für den RGN-Award nominiert: MW ULTRA, Zeta Wing, Wormhole, Planet X2.1 und Outrage.
Sofern noch nicht geschehen, stimme jetzt ab!
 




Commodore 64 Gamers’ Choice 2020 Award at Retro Gamer Nation

We have a number of Protovision games nominated for the RGN award: MW ULTRA, Zeta Wing, Wormhole, Planet X2.1 and Outrage.
If you haven’t done so already, vote now!
 




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