• C64 new games

    From Chris Krascek@1:229/700 to All on Saturday, September 18, 2021 18:05:25
    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I know
    the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

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  • From Joe Cincotta@3:770/3 to Chris Krascek on Sunday, September 19, 2021 17:39:54
    On 18/9/21 4:05 pm, Chris Krascek wrote:
    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

    Sounds like you need a C64 games magazine to see everything that's been published for our beloved machine! Indeed Zzap!64 is back. I got an
    issue posted to me and it was really well done.

    They are doing a kick starter for the 2021 Annual.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zzap642021annual/zzap-64-2021-annual
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  • From Joe Cincotta@3:770/3 to Chris Baird on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:14:12
    On 21/9/21 9:20 pm, Chris Baird wrote:
    Eww. The pioneers in corrupt computer games reviewing.

    ...and of course the sexist advertising and promotion, which was
    already dropped from the general computing press by the
    mid-1980s, but of course ZZap!64 was a magazine for easily-lead
    teenage boys.


    I think budgets have shrunk a little since those days folks. Nowadays
    it's one of the best ways of finding out about the latest games and
    releases for the 64. There is also an Amiga version in the works AFAIK.

    If you don't mind using YouTube, then there is a South African guy
    called Bastich-B who does great game reviews for the C64. His most
    recent was for a new 3D space trading game called Gates of the Ancients.
    Looks like a filled-poly version of Elite at the same framerate! Pretty
    amazing for a 1Mhz C64! Actually Bastich also does a 'best of genre'
    style video where he goes through game genres and looks at old and new
    games of the genre - some of these videos have been really eye opening.

    Anyway, keep enjoying the 8-bit life...

    J
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  • From Christian Jacob@2:240/5234.1 to Chris Krascek on Monday, September 27, 2021 13:15:00
    Hello Chris!

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

    You could always visit csdb.dk, do an advanced search, filter for C64
    Games and select a date range you are interested in. Searching for C64
    Games released between 1/1/20 and 12/31/20 for instance results in 119 matches.

    Due to multiple releases (updates, bugfixes, etc.) this is not really the number of games released (on csdb), but it's about right.

    Also there are games being commercially released and not listed (via this filter). However, there's plenty of new games to try out.

    Also, keep watching itch.io for new releases. Here you can find not only
    free but also commercial releases such as Sam's Journey, The Shadow over Hawksmill, Neutron, Galencia and many more. It's the who-is-who among the digital 2nd distribution channel releases.

    Primary source - in case you like physical releases - are online shops
    such as Psytronik or RGCD.

    Regards,
    Christian.

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  • From Daniel Path@2:371/52 to Chris Krascek on Monday, September 27, 2021 22:13:22
    Hello Chris.

    18 Sep 21 18:05, you wrote to All:

    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making
    games.

    check out these:
    - L'abbaye des Morts
    - Steel Ranger
    - Sam's Journey
    - It's Magic I&II
    - MW Ultra

    these sites:
    http://www.psytronik.net/newsite/index.php/releases https://www.protovision.games/games/gamesstart.php?language=en

    aand...
    Prince of Persia and Super Mario :)

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    Daniel

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  • From Chris Krascek@1:129/305 to Christian Jacob on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 21:37:40
    Hello Chris!

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

    You could always visit csdb.dk, do an advanced search, filter for C64 Games and select a date range you are interested in. Searching for C64 Games released between 1/1/20 and 12/31/20 for instance results in 119 matches.

    Due to multiple releases (updates, bugfixes, etc.) this is not really the number of games released (on csdb), but it's about right.

    Also there are games being commercially released and not listed (via this filter). However, there's plenty of new games to try out.

    Also, keep watching itch.io for new releases. Here you can find not only
    Hi Christian,

    Thanks for the reply. This is great! We have our retro games right, but sometimes you just want to see what someone came up with after being influenced by those games.

    Regards,
    Chris

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  • From Chris Krascek@1:129/305 to Daniel Path on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 21:39:18
    Hello Chris.

    18 Sep 21 18:05, you wrote to All:

    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

    check out these:
    - L'abbaye des Morts
    - Steel Ranger
    - Sam's Journey
    - It's Magic I&II
    - MW Ultra
    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks! I will add those titles to my list. Seems like a few could be some RPGs.

    Regards,
    Chris

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  • From Ken Zito@3:770/3 to Joe Cincotta on Friday, October 01, 2021 07:27:11
    On Monday, September 20, 2021 at 8:33:46 PM UTC-4, Joe Cincotta wrote:
    On 19/9/21 5:39 pm, Joe Cincotta wrote:
    On 18/9/21 4:05 pm, Chris Krascek wrote:
    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I
    know
    the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

    Sounds like you need a C64 games magazine to see everything that's been published for our beloved machine! Indeed Zzap!64 is back. I got an
    issue posted to me and it was really well done.

    They are doing a kick starter for the 2021 Annual.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zzap642021annual/zzap-64-2021-annual

    Sorry all, updated link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zzap642021annual/fusion-zzap-64-and-crash-2022-annuals

    This is the 2022 annual with all the games of the year as well as a coverdisk(!) like the old days!

    -J
    Wow, thats pretty awesome news!
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  • From Chris Hizny@1:218/860 to Chris Krascek on Friday, October 01, 2021 23:18:50
    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

    No list, and it's not exactly a new game as it is a port but...

    Someone posted a link to this new port of Galaga (playable in browser via emulation), which I think is pretty excellent. Like if you're a fan of Galaga,
    the arcade game, the C=64 port is impressive as it really plays like the arcade:

    https://arlagames.itch.io/galaga-c64

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  • From Mayhem@3:770/3 to Chris Krascek on Friday, October 08, 2021 01:41:38
    On Saturday, 18 September 2021 at 23:20:35 UTC+1, Chris Krascek wrote:
    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.

    If you are wanting a link to the new Zzap!64 here you go:

    https://www.patreon.com/zzapmagazine

    And ignore the messages about corruption, every mag had it anyhow, and Zzap was
    way less than the others back then. The current team, which includes myself, have no qualms about slagging off a game if it's bad. In fact, I'd probably say
    many other
    publications right now reviewing OVER SCORE games out of some perceived need to
    appease the publishers and programmers who do these things.
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