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Welcome, Newcomer, to the Island.

Neil has just arrived to a prison island. He is a NEWCOMER.
-Why is he here? His memories are muddled... Jealousy?!

Jealousy... He starts to remember: His wife and the bastard she cheated on him with... He killed them both!
And then nothing else mattered to him, he was arrested and... Suddenly his memories end, there is nothing more but emptiness.
And now he is lying here... ..on the Island...
And now he is lying here...
...on the Island...


This is how Newcomer, the ultimate roleplaying adventure for Commodore 64 begins.


Minimum system requirements:
C64, or C128 in C64 mode, 1541/1571 Floppy

Also compatible with:
1541 Ultimate, 1581, CMD FD2000, CMD FD4000, IDE64, SuperCPU
This game is PAL only. A new and fully NTSC compatible version is in the pipeline.

Ordering the game:
Enhanced Newcomer is no longer available due to the impending release of Ultimate Newcomer.
Ultimate Newcomer is DonationWare - distribution details and ordering options TBA soon!

About Gameplay:
Newcomer is part classic adventure game and part roleplaying game: It contains situations and encounters like those found in adventure games and tabletop roleplaying. The game interface and controls are similar to oldschool computer "RPGs".

In Newcomer the emphasis is on interacting with a large and diverse cast of characters, exploring the game world, developing a wide range of in-game and real life skills, and solving complex puzzles and mysteries.


Features:

  • 180+ characters you can interact with, each with his/her own portrait graphic
  • 10+ people who may join you, to make a team of up to 6 members
  • ...or try it on your own, in the extra challenging Solo game mode...
  • 50+ different areas to explore, created with 30+ different graphic sets
  • 100+ cutscenes/situational graphics in-game, that make you feel like you are there
  • 180,000+ words of ingame text, mostly interactive conversations
  • No random encounters
  • Thousands of puzzles and situations to encounter and solve
  • Complex, non-linear gameplay with multiple levels of endings
  • Months or weeks of immersive gaming until you "complete" the game...
  • ...but there will still be a thousand situations, resolutions and encounters you have not seen yet, and 2 more game modes to complete!
  • Animated intro and outro sequences
  • Game controls changed for more comfort for emulator users on PC/Mac keyboards
  • VICE fully supported, extensively tested, no virtual floppy disk swapping, works like a native PC / Mac / Linux game
  • Much faster disk I/O in the 1541 version, compared to classic or Enhanced Newcomer
  • Less floppy disk swapping needed - optimized data layout, area sorting and duplication for all multiple floppy disk versions
  • 1541 version: 12* floppy disk sides
  • 1581 version: 3* DD floppy disks
  • CMD FD2000 version: 2* HD floppy disks
  • CMD FD4000 version: a single ED floppy disk - zero disk swapping
  • IDE64 version: 2 MB installed, "instant I/O", playing from HDD / CD / DVD / CF / remote filesystem (ethernet, USB, or User Port PCLink, via ideserv - IDE DOS v0.91 or newer required for this feature) supported, different data and save devices supported
  • PAL and NTSC Commodore 64/64C/128/128D/128DCr systems auto-detected and supported
  • 6581 and 8580 SID chips auto-detected and supported
  • C128 2MHz CPU mode auto-detected and supported - much faster unpacking for all storage devices
  • SuperCPU 20MHz mode auto-detected and supported - instant unpacking for all storage devices

20 years in the making, there has never been anything comparable for the C64.


PROTOVISION presents ULTIMATE NEWCOMER
a game by
Cinematic Intuitive Dynamix


Screenshots from the Newcomer intro animation:


A brutal double murder

Neil is arrested

A strange device gets activated

Someone is already there...

...and helps the newcomer...

...but Neil is very confused.
Quick examples of what you can and should do in Ultimate Newcomer:
  • Persuade, bribe or force people into joining, respecting, obeying, or submitting to you
  • Find someone to teach you how to pick locks or detonate doors, or to do it for you
  • Choose the right clothing, disguise, or armour, as the situation demands
  • Collect information - all the info you can get, and then more
  • Explore the wilderness and various caves
  • Get equipment for use or sale
  • However, solving the game will be much easier if you make friends with everyone who is not a complete b*tard!
More screenshots on what awaits you in Ultimate Newcomer:

Humans and animals are not living in harmony

Many inmates toil at the agro section

Underground caverns hold many surprises

Yet there are decent places as well

Some doors are not this open to you, though...

..and other people are far less welcoming

Some want to isolate themselves...

One of the not-so-friendly inmates

The patrol tries to keep things in order

And Neil has some survival skills of his own

Credits:
CODE: Andras Lay (original and Enhanced versions), Zsolt Kajtar (Ultimate version)
GAME DESIGN: Zoltan Gonda (original and Enhanced versions), Istvan Belanszky (Enhanced and Ultimate versions)
GRAPHICS: Csaba Foris (original and Enhanced versions), Mihaly Szemeti (Ultimate version)
MUSIC: Zoltan Gonda

Newcomer Banner

Newcomer Banner 2


External Links:
Csaba created a Newcomer Desktop Wallpaper:
Wallpaper by Csaba

At the links below you can find fan made Newcomer artwork, drawn by Leon of Chorus and Singular Crew:


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