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Protovision on Gamescom
16.09.2016
Written by JTR

Together with our friends in Out of Order Softworks, we shared a booth at Gamescom – featuring a huge printed C64 screen with a blinking cursor and of course a possibility to play our games – including the upcoming Sam’s Journey!

Such a trade fair is an inexplicable experience. Magical things happen there.
For example, a guy came to our stand and played our games, then presented a C64 disk and said he wanted to have a look what’s on it.

labyrinth2We found a complete and unreleased C64 game on it that he wrote in 1989!

We will keep you informed about the release of this game… it’s a two player split screen Pac Man game with level editor.

We also pre-released a couple of fine product updates on Gamescom – more on that below.

Pictures of Protovision at Gamescom on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 


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New: Update of the D42-Adventure System – now with Music Disk!
Written by JTR

The D42-Adventure System is available in our shop again – in a new version. Not only has this popular software been updated, it now also includes an extension disk – the blue D42-Music Disk, which includes over 40 tracks by Tobias Erbsland, categorised according to mood. You can use these in your own adventures as you see fit.

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  • Other new features include:
  • support of Exomizer packed files
  • PC users can download I a script which prints a textual dump of a game for easier text reviewing
  • an English version of the ending sequence editor
  • several bugfixes

Owners of the old D42-Set can be provided with an extension set for a reduced price.

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D42 in our shop:
http://www.protovision-online.de/shop/product_info.php?products_id=145&language=en

Upgrade Pack Music Disk only:
http://www.protovision-online.de/shop/product_info.php?products_id=154&language=en

D42-Adventure System 1.1 download:
http://www.protovision-online.com/games/d42.php?language=en


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Fresh Heroes & Cowards available
Written by JTR

Due to the high demand, we have reproduced Heroes & Cowards again.

The noble steel box edition with its translucent disk sleeve, thick manual including a Byteriders interview and pentagram keychain in now available again in its unusually beautiful metal casing.

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New: Advanced Space Battle Scenario Disk Pack (for free!)
Written by JTR

For all those of you who love playing Advanced Space Battle, More.Gore Software has a free-to-grab addition for you: two disks with gameplay scenarios, ready for you to load and play!

Get it from our ASB product page.

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More Protovision games at itch.io
Written by JTR

As we cannot sell downloads to non-Germany-based-customers through our shop, we started to offer our downloads also via itch.io where they are available to everyone.

Now, *all* Protovision downloads are also available on our itch.io page!

We also created PC/OSX Emubundle versions of most of the games so you have the possibility to run the games on such unworthy computers more easily.

 


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Crowdfunding: Sam’s Journey in Spanish and Italian
Written by JTR

With Daniel Meléndez und Bieno Marti, Protovision now has an official representation in Spain.

sam-teaser-transparentDaniel launched a Protovision-approved crowd funding campaign for producing a Spanish and an Italian version of Sam’s Journey (with the box and manual all translated into Spanish/Italian) and Bieno will present Sam on RetroBarcelona, the biggest retro convention in Spain.

We are excited and curious to see how many backers will be brave enough to contribute!

Click here for the indiegogo crowd funding campaign.

Page of RetroBarcelona: www.retrobarcelona.org

 

 

 


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New Social Media Master
Written by JTR

Since a few weeks we have a new member in our team.

Jörg Dröge, aka Nafcom, known for the great Diskmag on the Commodore C64 called „Scene World„, now provides Facebook and Twitter with all those Protovision related news.

Nafcom, we are very happy and proud to welcome you to the team!


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Wanted: Web Designer / Web Master
Written by JTR

intro3We are still in search for helping hands who would like to update our homepage.

We do all this for fun in our free time, though, so there is no payment – except for fame, naturally.

http://www.protovision-online.de/shop/shop_content.php?coID=7&language=en


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NEWS FROM THE C64 SCENE: Mini-Reviews: New Psytronik games
Written by JTR

Our fellow distributors over at Psytronik have released a huge amount of games lately, so we testplayed them for you.

hessianHessian:
Covert BitOps new game reminds of the brilliant Metal Warrior series and is a supernice game that we wholeheartedly recommend to you.

 

 

 

supercarlingSuper Carling the Spider:
You can see that this Vic-20 game conversion was made with a lot of heart. Thumbs up for the impressive one man show. The music is fabulous and the game itself is slick to play.

 

 

 

eotgEye of the Gods:
Quite a good game, actually. You wander through a dungeon finding power ups that give you new powers for reaching previously inaccessible parts of the game.

 

 

 

barnsleyBarnsley Badger:
Fun to play. The game concept and also the steering are easy to get into. No unfair moments! The game feels huge.

 

 

 

mazeofthemummyMaze of the Mummy:
This one stands out as it has a very unusual and clever game concept to it. It is not an action game, you have to solve labyrinths. It is not an original, though, but a conversion of the PopCap game „Mummy Maze“.

 

 

 

mylifeMy Life:
Well made, nice gfx, but we were not good enough. We did not pass the first level and found it highly frustrating to play. Therefore, an accurate simulation of life.

 

 

 

honeyHoney Bee:
A simple „avoid and collect“ game with music from our very own Joachim „Yogibear“ Wijnhoven.

 

 

 

Another good news is that Protovision and Psytronik want to cooperate more in the future. Maybe we can offer you a selection of the best Psytronik games in our shop soon.


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New C64 game: The Camp Caravan Edition
11.08.2016
Written by JTR

A revised version of the adventure satire „The Camp“ is now for sale in a limited box edition in our webshop.

The Camp already put the Forum64 game compo 2015 into a campfire mood and is based on a real life camp site – so whoever gets stuck in the game should pay the camp site a visit to get some inspiration.

Next to enhanced graphics and some new areas to discover, the box features a small survival set, including a bear coaster which was especially made for this game.

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