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Outrage featured in Retro Gamer #235

The long lost Run’n’Gun by Cosmos Designs has finally been covered by the well-known Retro Gamer magazine: The latest issue includes an interview with the creator Bernd Buchegger about the making of Outrage in the "Champion Coder" section.
Considering we co-published Outrage together with Psytronik Software at the turn of the year 2020/2021 already, we were not sure if this was still going to happen – until now!

To order your copy of Retro Gamer issue 235, go to MagazinesDirect.

Thanks to the Retro Gamer staff, we are able to provide the article for free at The Outrageous Chronicle.

You can buy Outrage in our Online Shop as a digital download or as a Boxed Edition on cartridge.

Outrage – Creator talks on Level Up Live Stream

This Saturday (July 2, 2022), Bernd Buchegger of Cosmos Designs will be talking about Outrage – his C64 game that was released by Protovision in cooperation with Psytronik Software 30 years after development had begun. One of the topics will be the attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records with Outrage.

The whole thing will be shown within Level Up on their offical live stream – starting at 6:00 pm (CET):

More on Outrage at Protovision.

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

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

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

Full video:

8-Bit Flo reviews 1541 Diagnostic Cartridge [German]

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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]

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]

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.

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

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

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]

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.

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