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Jim Slim & Tanks 3000 with new goodies
10.06.2016
Written by JTR

Jim Slim and Tanks 3000 have received a small update.
Every game now comes with a couple of small printed cards with logos of the respective game or other motives related to the game. Tanks 3000 comes with two additional stickers (the 5.25″ and 3.5″ disk labels).

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Protovision in search of a web developer
Written by JTR

intro3 We are searching for a reliable web developer (html, php, css), who would like to support us with designing our home page!

Become part of our honorary team of C64 enthusiasts and support our beloved computer ongside with us!


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Protovision classics soon to be available again
01.06.2016
Written by JTR

Metal Dust, Advanced Space Battle, Bomb Mania, It’s Magic 2, Team Patrol and other classic Protovision games are soon available again from the Protovision shop.

On July 1st the wait is over: the Protovision shop will be packed full of reprints and remainders.
For this purpose we will add a new category „Games: Offers“ to the shop.

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NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Tiger Claw available as paid download
16.05.2016
Written by JTR

RGCD has released an updated version of Tiger Claw as a paid download (a cartridge version was only available in combination with a kickstarter campaign).

Tiger Claw is a nifty little „beat and run“ game with a very complex and subtle steering to it.

And: the new version has a „versus“ mode that lets 4 fearless gamers compete against
each other – naturally with support for our 4 Player Interface!

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We also recommend the game Powerglove from the same author: https://rgcddev.itch.io/powerglove

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NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Scene World #26
15.05.2016
Written by JTR

The PAL & NTSC disk magazine Scene World #26 has been released recently, and you can also find a video review of Heroes & Cowards there (and a text version of that review).

You may download SWO #26 from here: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=147994
Disk cover: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=147996

Or you can read it directly online via a web emulator: http://sceneworld.org/emu/swo26.html

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And here is the video review of Heroes & Cowards:


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NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: New 4 player game: Shotgun
12.05.2016
Written by JTR

ZeHa has released a little game with support for our 4 Player Interface.
The game mechanics appear to be simple, but they are really fun!

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Grab the game here: http://shotgun.drwuro.com/


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THE new platformer is coming: Sam’s Journey
04.05.2016
Written by JTR

Chester Kollschen and Stefan Gutsch (Bomb Mania, Metal Dust…) are back!

Together with Alexander Ney they are the Knights of Bytes and they are working on what is most probably the best scrolling platformer that has ever been made for the C64. We are proud and overly happy to announce that Sam’s Journey will be available through Protovision sometime later this year!

More details on Sam can be found on the Knights of Bytes homepage and also on the Protovision page, of course.

As one disk feels to tight for Sam already, we are planning to ship it out to you either on two disks or on cartridge.

*The Sisters are history*

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Protovision goes Cartridge
Written by JTR

In cooperation with Knights of Bytes and individual Computers, Protovision is going new ways in terms of game cartridges. The project dates back to the times of Enforcer 2, which was supposed to become a cartridge game.

Enforcer 2 didn’t work out – but the cartridge („G-Mod“) is not forgotten!

Chester Kollschen (known for Bomb Mania, Ice Guys and Metal Dust) in close cooperation with Jens Schönfeld has developed the cartridge further so that it fits the needs of the upcoming hit game „Sam’s Journey„: the cartridge not only holds multiple disk sides full of data, it also allows to permanently save data on it and more.

Protovision plans to release both new games on this cartridge and also re-release older games on it.

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New professional boxes in the making
Written by JTR

Who hasn’t dreamed of this… a new C64 game in a robust, professionally printed cardboard box with inlays inside that hold disks and cartridges cosy and in place… that is the noble ambition of the new Protovision box! And: we’re relatively close! Currently we are still experimenting with different materials and printing methods to get the best results. But what we can already say is: the box is coming!

The creative guys at Knights of Bytes are currently hand-drawing the amazingly detailed cover art for the Sam’s Journey box.

The below picture has been taken live at their development lab.

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The Forum64 Game Competition – now with Protovision
Written by JTR

The Forum64 Game Competition that has brought us a couple of really good adventure games last year is now officially a cooperation project from Forum64 and Protovsion!

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New is:

  • The winner gets his own game in a professionally printed box from Protovision (and most probably also an offer for a distro of the game)
  • Protovision offers help to the competitors in case they ask for general support or need a musician/graphician for their project
  • All who hand in a game receive a 5 Euros voucher for Protovision downloads
  • In the future, signing up to the compo will also be possible through the Protovsion homepage, i.e. a Forum64 account is not required anymore

Of course, all participants are still encouraged to release intermediates and also the final compo version of their game as freeware!


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