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NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Great MAH Playthrough – like Jeff Minter?

„The game looks almost like a Jeff Minter sensory overload“ – woohoo, that’s MAH!

RetroGamerNation posted a marvellous playthrough of our action packed, psychedelic game MAH






NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Open Air C64 Event: ATWOODS – admission free!

On August 11th and 12th there will be an open air C64 camping party in Salzgitter, Germany. This will be more of a heart warming get together around the barbecue, than around hardware. Nevertheless, there will be a projector, a demo- and game compo and a shuttle service to the party.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: micro64 supports Protovision cartridges

The new cartridge format GMod2 that was introduced with Sam’s Journey is now also being supported by the emulator micro64 by Farbrausch (in addition to VICE).

More information and download is available at:





NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Rogue Multiplayer: RR-Net game

A new multiplayer network game for C64 was released!
Rogue Multiplayer is a roguelike game where all current players share one dungeon.
It supports RR-Net, FB-Net und 64NIC+.

It can also be played from a browser window.














NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Counterweight Kate

A new C64 game with an entirely unique play style has been released (as download only) by Cogitare Computing. Each of the 12 (tricky!) levels of the game are completely different. There’s a trick to every level for you to figure out. We feel that Counterweight Kate is worth every bit of it’s small price of 1 dollar.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: New Book Retro Game Dev C64 Edition

In 2017 we have seen so many high quality C64 releases – last time this was the case was in the 90s!

Maybe you have caught fire as well and you want to make a great new C64 game yourself now?
If so, the book „Retro Game Dev C64 Edition“ (which was also released in 2017) is just for you.

Derek Morris helps to get into modern C64 game programming easily.

By implementing two tiny micro games that you will program with this book, you’ll learn step by step how to use CBM prg Studio, hardware & software sprites, sprite character animation and so on.

The book is available from Amazon and is a must have for any upcoming game maker.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Reset64 4KB ‘Craptastic’ Game Competition 2018

The annual Reset64 4KB ‘Craptastic’ Game Competition by Reset Magazine has started. The rules and how to sign up have been published on The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine page AUSRETROGAMER.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Steel Ranger / Pains’n’Aches

Two great new games are now available from Psytronik for preordering, however the digital version of the games are supplied directly.

Steel Ranger is Covert BitOps‘ new shooting action game. As usual with CO, it comes with a well scripted storyline and cunning game design.


Pains’n’Aches is a sequel to Knight’n’Grail and also feels similar in gameplay. It has a minimalistic style and is story driven as well.


Live shots from Galencia

You know why we love making C64 games? Because we have the best customers in the world!
See how these great personalities treat Galencia as they should:

Live shots from Sam’s Journey

We have seen the first Sam’s Journey boxes at our customers‘!
Also dozens of unboxing and play videos can be found in the net.

Thank you so much… after the long time we have invested into Sam, it is wonderful to now see it through the eyes of our customers.

A selection:


NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: RGCD released LuftrauserZ

Our friends over at RGCD have released LuftrauserZ,
Paul Koller’s latest C64 demake.

The game features quite stunning air battles with clever trickery to produce a very smooth and fast all directional scrolling and supernice generated clouds in between mischievous enemy airplanes.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: New games at Psytronik

Argus is now available at Psytronik.
The game has an interesting design and user interface as you step through a fake 3D world.
Sadly, the collectable items are not explained in the manual.

Also available now is the brilliant C16 & C64 game Slipstream.
It also introduced new boxes from Psytronik – now they also have fully printed carboard boxes.







NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Thalamus Hunter’s Moon Remastered: funded!

Thalamus is really back in business!

Their first Kickstarter project – Hunter’s Moon Remastered – has been a great success!

As numerous stretch goals were reached – including new types of levels, a new intro/outro sequence and an illustrated manual – the game will not be released in Febuary as initially planned, but it will take a bit more time to complete all the extras.

Protovision is the official and exclusive after sales partner of Thalamus, so if you missed out on the Kickstarter, don’t worry!

You will be able to buy Hunter’s Moon from the Protovision shop in the future.

New 8-bit game on Kickstarter: Nogalious The Chronicles

Nogalious The Chronicles is an ambitious action game project for multiple platforms, including the C64, MSX, Spectrum and CPC.
The game is currently available on cassette, cartridge or in digital format for the Commodore C64.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: RESET Magazine #10 released

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 FROM THE C64 SCENE: Thalamus is coming back!

One of our all time favorite game makers are getting active on the C64 again: Thalamus.

Watch their teaser and be sure to back the upcoming Thalamus Hunter’s Moon Remastered Edition on Kickstarter!


Thalamus is also on Facebook.
Thalamus on Twitter/Instagram: @thalamusdigital

Watch the Teaser Video:

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: New 4 player game: Zatacka

Rabenauge presents a very slick tron-alike game that supports our 4 Player Interface.

Get it for free on CSDB.




NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: New game: Planet Golf

Finally a new spacey golf game.
This game is very well made with good physics and digitized speech and comes with a good range of interesting and challenging levels.

Definitely recommended to buy.




Our musics veteran SIDWAVE has released an ambitions music demo celebrating his 30 years of making music on the Commodore 64 called J(46) – SIDWAVE 30 Years Anniversary Music Disk.

Enjoy great design and great, long, musics.

NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Tons of new game releases

Our friends at RGCD, Psytronik, Poly.Play and Pond Software have been actively releasing new games for the C64:

RGCD has released and restocked…

  • Moonspire, a solid and recommendable action game.

Psytronik have released…

Poly.Play have released…

  • Trap Them: an interesting puzzler with unique ideas, however with extremely long loading times.
  • Race+: an 8 player racing game that can be bought along with an 8 player adapter for SNES/Super Famicom Joypads. Or you can play it with 4 players and OUR 4 Player Interface!
    The music is from our musician SIDWAVE.


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