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C64 new games [message #411094] Sat, 18 September 2021 02:05 Go to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Chris.Krascek

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.
Re: C64 new games [message #411102 is a reply to message #411094] Sun, 19 September 2021 03:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Joe Cincotta

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-6 4-2021-annual
Re: C64 new games [message #411119 is a reply to message #411102] Mon, 20 September 2021 20:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Joe Cincotta

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-6 4-2021-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
Re: C64 new games [message #411120 is a reply to message #411102] Mon, 20 September 2021 08:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Chris.Krascek

On 19 Sep 2021, Joe Cincotta said the following...

JC> On 18/9/21 4:05 pm, Chris Krascek wrote:
JC> > Hey all,
JC> >
JC> > Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I k
JC> > the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making games.
JC> Sounds like you need a C64 games magazine to see everything that's been
JC> published for our beloved machine! Indeed Zzap!64 is back. I got an
JC> issue posted to me and it was really well done.
JC> They are doing a kick starter for the 2021 Annual.
JC> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zzap642021annual/zzap-6 4-2021-annual

Awesome. Yeah, will have to look into that. I have yet to see any new Commodore
mags.

Cheers.

.... A Mystic asking for a hot-dog: "Make me one with everything"
Re: C64 new games [message #411123 is a reply to message #411102] Tue, 21 September 2021 07:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Baird is currently offline  Chris Baird
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> Indeed Zzap!64 is back. I got an issue posted to me and it was
> really well done.

Eww. The pioneers in corrupt computer games reviewing.

I could tell it was on the nose back when it was being
published.. Then about a decade ago there was a documentary that
included a lot of ZZap!64 employees that confirmed they were all
getting payola from the big publishers.

--
Chris
Re: C64 new games [message #411124 is a reply to message #411123] Tue, 21 September 2021 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Baird is currently offline  Chris Baird
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> 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.

--
C,,
Re: C64 new games [message #411134 is a reply to message #411124] Tue, 21 September 2021 20:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Joe Cincotta

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
Re: C64 new games [message #411310 is a reply to message #411094] Sun, 26 September 2021 21:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: nospam.Christian.Jacob

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.
C64 new games [message #411319 is a reply to message #411094] Mon, 27 September 2021 06:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Daniel.Path

Hello Chris.

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

CK> Hey all,

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

--
Daniel

.... 11:59pm up 28 days, 9:51:19, load: 67 processes, 273 threads.
Re: C64 new games [message #411359 is a reply to message #411094] Tue, 28 September 2021 05:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Chris.Krascek

CJ> Hello Chris!
CJ>
> 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.
CJ>
CJ> You could always visit csdb.dk, do an advanced search, filter for C64
CJ> Games and select a date range you are interested in. Searching for C64
CJ> Games released between 1/1/20 and 12/31/20 for instance results in 119
CJ> matches.
CJ>
CJ> Due to multiple releases (updates, bugfixes, etc.) this is not really the
CJ> number of games released (on csdb), but it's about right.
CJ>
CJ> Also there are games being commercially released and not listed (via this
CJ> filter). However, there's plenty of new games to try out.
CJ>
CJ> 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
Re: C64 new games [message #411360 is a reply to message #411094] Tue, 28 September 2021 05:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Chris.Krascek

DP> Hello Chris.
DP>
DP> 18 Sep 21 18:05, you wrote to All:
DP>
DP> CK> Hey all,
DP>
DP> CK> Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there.
DP> CK> know the 8-bit guy has his PETSCII robots but who else is making
DP> CK> games.
DP>
DP> check out these:
DP> - L'abbaye des Morts
DP> - Steel Ranger
DP> - Sam's Journey
DP> - It's Magic I&II
DP> - MW Ultra
Hi Daniel,

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

Regards,
Chris
Re: C64 new games [message #411454 is a reply to message #411119] Fri, 01 October 2021 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kennethzito is currently offline  kennethzito
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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-6 4-2021-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!
Re: C64 new games [message #411480 is a reply to message #411094] Fri, 01 October 2021 07:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Chris.Hizny

CK> Wondering if anyone has a list of new C64 games available out there. I
CK> 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
Re: C64 new games [message #411775 is a reply to message #411094] Fri, 08 October 2021 04:41 Go to previous message
Mayhem is currently offline  Mayhem
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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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