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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!
 




Digital Talk #109 is out
24.12.2020


The German disk magazine Digital Talk has been taken over by Thunder.Bird with Issue #109 now released.

This new issues features a detailed review of our Shoot ‘em up Zeta Wing in its Game’s Corner section.

Download: CSDb




C64 Game Awards 2020 at Indie Retro News
20.12.2020

Indie Retro News announced their upcoming C64 Game Awards 2020. We are happy to see that three of our five 2020 game releases have been nominated!

Nominees for C64 Game of The Year include:
Outrage by Cosmos Designs
MW Ultra by Covert BitOps
Both titles were released by Protovision in cooperation with Psytronik.

Nominee for C64 Budget Game of the Year, among others:
Zeta Wing by Protovision
This great shoot ‘em up is planned to be released as boxed edition on cartridge in 2021.

Announcement of the winners will happen on New Years Eve via the Twitch Channel of hayesmaker64. We can expect an article on Indie Retro News early in the new year as well. We are hopeful that MW Ultra will win the race.
So if you don’t own this GOTY Nominee yet: Purchase of the cartridge is starting from only 45 Euros (instead of 50) – so better get yours now!




MW Ultra reviewed in K&A plus #17, Box at reduced price now!
19.12.2020

Komoda & Amiga plus #17
Issue 17 of Komoda & Amiga plus includes a nice review of our game MW Ultra. The magazine is offered in both English and Polish and can be obtained in either print or digital format from here.

Our boxed edition of MW Ultra on cartridge is available from only 45 Euros now (instead of 50) in our Shop. This top title already supports two additional buttons, so it’s perfectly suited for Protopad (its crowdfunding campaign is still ongoing!).




Outrage – Exclusive insight, Pre-order is imminent!
11.12.2020

Don’t forget that Outrage goes on pre-order this Monday, with disk version from Psytronik and cartridge version from us. Check out the latest RGN video for premier game footage of Outrage.




NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Vandalism News #71
30.11.2020

Vandalism News is a C64 disk magazine by Onslaught and Offence. Issue 71 was recently released! Find the latest news, reports and background about different aspects of the C64 scene. All is presented in an advanced outfit, for you to enjoy on your C64.

As usual, a chapter called “The Market” gives developers the opportunity to tell what is new about their projects.

Protovision wise you can find the following here:

  • An overview about recent titles such as MW Ultra (co-op with Psytronik) and Planet X2.1
  • News about upcoming games like Soul Force, Outrage and latest hardware
  • Insights to Briley Witch Chronicles and Wild Wood by their creators

Download Vandalism News #71 from CSDb!

Getting started…
After the intro and an opening image, chose your article in the menu. This is more detailed now and spread over 5 screens. To navigate to “The Market”, switch to page 3 (cursor right), select respective chapter (Cursor down and Return), insert requested diskside (5), and there you go!

Happy reading!




NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Protovision interview in RetroVideoGamer
21.06.2018

RetroVideoGamer (RVG) just released an interview and a short article about Protovision.




Sam’s Journey *and* Galencia are Games of the Year!
26.01.2018

We are very proud that BOTH games that we have published in 2017 have been selected as ‚Game of the Year‘ by different juries.

The C64 platformer Sam’s Journey was crowned GOTY by the (very informative!) portal Indieretronews and the C64 action shooter Galencia got first in the poll of the Reset magazine, with Planet Golf and Sam’s Journey right behind.




NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: RESET Magazine #10 released
06.11.2017

The RESET Magazine has released another stunning issue!
The cover feature is an Interview with Chester Kollschen of Knights of Bytes on the making of Sam’s Journey.




News around Sam
01.07.2017

As the release is slowly approaching, we are now accepting preregistrations for Sam’s Journey on our in development site!

Chester Kollschen, the coder of Sam’s Journey, was interviewed in February by Commodore Plus.

Sam is, by the way, still happily jumping, striking and throwing around items. We had issues with the first cardboard boxes printed (the printing house had zoomed our input files), but they are resolved now. We will soon disclose pictures of the box and some of the feelies.

 




8 Bit Civilizations in the press

8 Bit Civilizations has raised a few eyebrows all around the world – even in mainstream media.

Here is a selection of news entries:
http://retrogamingmagazine.com/2017/02/16/civilization-coming-to-commodore-64-in-8-bit-civilizations/

http://boingboing.net/2017/02/01/civilization-ported-to-8-bit-c.html

Fabian Hertel, the maker of 8-Bit Civilizations, was interviewed in the January issue of the Kilobyte Magazine.

 




Reset Magazine #08 Released – with a Focus on Adventures
23.02.2016

The eighth release of the English language magazine “Reset” has a focus on Adventure games.

We’re featured twice in this particular issue: with D42, and with Heroes & Cowards by Out of Order Softworks.

Heroes & Cowards scored 9 out of 10 points for its great graphics, entertaining story, and its interesting locations and items – and was rated “Reset… RIPPER!”
The catchy soundtrack was popular with the testers as well.

Not to forget the D42-Adventure System that allows you to easily build your own graphical adventure for the C64; programming skills not required. The D42-Adventure System scored 8 out of 10 points in their test.

You’ll find these and many more interesting tests, information and C64 game news in the current issue – get it right here: http://reset.cbm8bit.com/?dir=issue8

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Scene news: new reading matter for dirty weather
05.03.2015

It’s still uncomfortable, windy and cold outside – the ideal wheather to take a short walk to a kiosk around the corner, get a hot coffee to go along with the current issue #33 of Retro magazine, and, back at home, sip the hot brew and enjoy a well-written review of Leisure Suit Leo 2.

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When you’re done sipping and reading Retro magazine from front to back, it’s time to turn on your 64 and load Scene World #24. The current issue of the popular English disk magazine offers some comprehensive articles including an interview with none other than Volker Rust, who writes about his beginnings on the C64 and the upcoming blockbusters from Out of Order Softworks (spoilers ahead! 🙂 ).

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For more reading matter, visit our press section.




Scene news: Reset magazine issue #5 released
18.12.2014

resetIssue 5 of Reset Magazine features a review of Leisure Suit Leo 2 Deluxe Edition.

While the English version is technically the same as the original one from 1997, it comes with a manual in book form packed in a stylish box which makes it an ideal holiday gift for collectors of gaming treasures on the C64.

Buyers of the German version also get a remastered edition of the game, plus an extra disk with the rare first installment.

 

 




Scene news: Our latest web-discoveries concerning D42 and Leo 2
03.10.2014

Spanish retro-blog “Commodore Plus” has published two extensive reviews of the D42 – Adventure System and Leisure Suit Leo 2. Those of you who know some Spanish might want to have a look. And for those who refuse to learn any foreign languages: There are some photos and screenshots, too. 🙂

Virtual Dimension has once again done some field maintenance with “Vor Ort”, this time on Gamescom 2014. You can watch their entire report on retro computing on YouTube.

Impatient folks can fast forward to minute 10:47 where you can see the D42 Adventure System presented to you by our very own, suit-clad Out of Order expert Volker Rust. You can catch the occasional glimpse at Leisure Suit Leo 2, too.

 

The last time the folks at Virtual Dimension visited us on the spot was back in 2003 was at Vision Party. Those of you who want to indulge in more memories should stop by our press column and browse through reviews and videos.




Scene news: Reset magazine issue #4 released
25.08.2014

Reset is a free „C64 only“ PDF magazine with a focus on gaming.

On a whopping number of 78 pages you can find, for example, up-to-date test for…

  • Commando Arcade from the Group Nostalgia – a surprise hit that should be part of any C64 game collection!
  • Guns & Ghosts from the creative duo of Georg „Endurion“ Rottensteiner and Trevor „Smila“ Storey, which you can obtain at Psytronik or RGCD and which we have already warmly recommended in a previous Protovision newsletter.
  • Bellringer III from Geir Straume, which has an 80’s charm and a gameplay in the tradition of hunchback.

As well, our 4 Player compilation (that has been sold out in the meantime) was tested extensively on the latest Amiga User Group (#CommodoreClub) meeting in Melbourne.
Sold out? Yes. But do not worry. You can still get the games individually as downloads (Bomb Mania, Hockey Mania, Team Patrol) or even as limited edition (Tanks 3000) from our shop.

Grab your copy of Reset #4 here: http://reset.cbm8bit.com/?dir=issue4

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Scene news: Reset #03 has been released
12.05.2014

The Reset staff released the third issue of their great magazine, full of reviews, and pure C64 love.

Two of our games were tested:

Reset #03 also featuring the first reviews of Darkness, Rocket Smash EX and Powerglove (retail edition). Also in this issue – Ray Carlsen does a repair by remote control, Sam Dyer discusses his new C64 book and Frank Gasking returns with another Games That Weren’t.

Download now for all this and more!!

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Scene News: New PTV Mention
14.03.2014

The final Datastorm party (February/Gothenburg-Sweden) sparked the last time a veritable explosion of high-quality demos, images, and music for the C64.

Fairlight, Offence and Prosonix. Softwareproductions in the merge of these legendary groups represent the finest demo quality and achieve regularity top rankings on various demoparties – so is also their latest demo „We Are All Connected„. This masterpiece scored the first place and as a matter of course once again Protovision was (elaborately staged) greeted.

Congratulations to the won C64 demo competition, we thank and salute hereby back and we love you!

In any case, you have to have see and hear the other productions of this fantastic party – this is of course done best on a real C64! 🙂




JTR interviewed
13.01.2014

abgepudert.de (a german „magazine for extended design of leisure time“) has published a comprehensive interview with our Jakob (JTR). Learn about the C64, Protovision and Jake’s own perspective:

http://abgepudert.de/2013/12/lang-lebe-der-c64-interview-mit-der-softwareschmiede-protovision/

You can find more interviews, reviews of our games and more in our press section.

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