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  1. News Nixy the Glade Sprite - new C64 platform game

    Nixy the Glade Sprite is a new C64 arcade-adventure platform game, which has been ported from the ZX Spectrum version launched in 2018. Nixy is a glade sprite charged with looking after the Gaia stone. The Gaia stone is the heart of the Glade and gives life to the plants and flowers. But...
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  3. News Protovision seeking funding for new 8-button, 9-pin controller

    Protovison, the publisher of retro homebrew games such as Soul Force and Sam’s Journey are seeking funding for a multi-button controller for Commodore 64 games, which will also work for Atari and Amiga. The controller, named the Protopad, will have 8 buttons, and joy upon joy, one of the...
  4. News Sarah Jane Avory’s C64 Shooter, Soul Force available for Pre-Order

    Soul Force – Sarah Jane Avory’s highly anticipated horizontal shooter for the Commodore 64 is now available to pre-order from Protovision. The game – which was inspired by Thunderforce IV and a prior Avory game, Soulstar – is a horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up with twenty different levels, each...
  5. News FunFair Inc.: C64 Theme Park management game in the works

    A Theme Park management simulator is being created by ArlaSoft for the Commodore 64. Funfair Inc., which as you may have guessed is based on Bullfrog’s hit game, Theme Park. The game is expected to release in December 2020, and features 32 rides and animal attractions; 20 shops and gaming...
  6. News New C64 puzzler: Planet Balls

    Planet Balls is a new puzzle game for the Commodore 64 by AGPX. The aim of the game is to guide a collection of balls to the exit by placing or removing blocks. Here are your balls at the start. They are trapped in that box until you remove the grey block to the right of them. …and here are...
  7. Interview Interview with Icicle Works programmer Doug Turner, plus new Plus/4 game!

    If you had a Commodore Plus/4 then you probably played Icicle Works at some point. It was created by young programmer, Doug Turner, who also went on to make a handful of other games (Fingers Malone, Prospector Pete). Turner is about to launch his first Plus/4 game in nearly 35 years: A sequel to...
  8. News BASIC 10-liner celebrates tenth anniversary

    The BASIC 10-liner contest is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and has just announced the results of this year’s competition. The rules of the contest are simple. You need to write a program in BASIC in just ten lines for an 8-bit computer. There are four categories, which we’ve...
  9. News New multi-platform text-adventure, The Curse of Rabenstein, out now

    Commodore Plus/4 Version The Curse of Rabenstein is a new horror text adventure from Stefan Vogt. The game is available on multiple formats: Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum Next, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS and should you wish, ‘modern PC’. Vogt has previously...
  10. News Catrap-inspired ‘Millie and Mollie’ available now on C64

    Millie and Mollie is a new puzzle game for the Commodore 64, which was inspired by the Game Boy game Catrap (In Japan, the game is known as Pitman, and was originally launched for the Sharp MZ-700 in 1985). The aim of the game is to help sisters, Millie and Mollie, rid their world of malicious...
  11. Feature Ashtrays, Bread bins and Toastracks: A guide to retro computing slang (updated 28 Jan)

    Like most hobbies, Retro Computing comes with its own set of slang, and fan-created nicknames for products. Sometimes they are affectionate, sometimes derogatory – but one things for sure, if you’re new to the hobby you will have no idea what people are talking about! This document is a...
  12. Feature Mastertronic Cassette Colour Codes

    As you might guess from the spelling of colour in the title, I’m from the UK. And in the UK in the eighties only the rich kids had microcomputers with disk drives. The rest of us made-do with cassette tapes. And if you collected computer cassette tapes then there is no way you wouldn’t have...
  13. Feature Our first look at Game Streaming Service: Antstream

    We first heard about Antstream last year, and it sounded right up our street! Anstream is pretty much “Netflix for retro games”, and offers you the chance to stream and play a whole bunch of retro-games on Windows, Mac, Linux and consoles for a monthly subscription (£9.99 per month, or you can...
  14. News Retro Games Ltd to Launch Full-Size C64 this december

    Retro Games Ltd have partnered with Koch Media to create a Plug-n-Play Commodore 64 and Vic 20 Hybrid, to be launched this December. I hope the keyboard feels right The company previously released TheC64Mini, which was a small Plug-n-Play console featuring multiple games. However, the...
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