Tag: hayesmaker64

Chopper Command (C64) – Final version will be released tonight

Indie Retro News have been given the heads up that Chopper Command is currently in the process of being released, and will be available to download this evening.  Final bug testing was completed this week after we helped Beta test the game live on Twitch.  It was streamed on my […]

Chopper Command (C64) – Exclusive WIP screenshots from Antonio Savona

Chopper Command is an Atari 2600 exclusive title published by Activision and released in June 1982, programmed by Bob Whitehead. C64 fans can look forward to their own port currently being developed by Antonio Savona (P0 Snake, Planet Golf, L’abbaye des Morts) and graphics by Steven Day, who did loading […]

Minit is coming to C64 – That Awesome Thalamus reveal in full.

We’ve had some pretty cool announcements for the C64 in recent years.. But Thalamus’ reveal last week that Devolver Digital’s “Minit” is being ported to the humble 8 bit machine as well as the soon to be released Spectrum Next could well be the most exciting news since the end […]

RGCD officially killing it with 4 new C64 cartridges announced!

Not happy with continually supporting the Commodore 64 game dev scene with the phenomenal 16KB Cart compo – James Monkman of RGCD announced 4 brand new cartridges.  Following 2 official announcements for Retaliate DX and Grid Pix on the RGCD blog page, I spoke to James, who confirmed that the next C64 […]

Parasol Stars C64 is in development and it looks fantastic!

One of C64s most heart breaking stories – a fully completed and faithful Commodore 64 port of Parasol stars was lost forever when the developer – Colin Porch’s wife destroyed all his disks in an argument.  The story was the subject of an infamous cover up, reported by Ocean and […]

Cosmic Force – Successfully funded C64 Kickstarter has 3 days left!

A brand new C64 game will be produced by Steven Fletcher and Wavem Studios. After their incredible journey talking to devs, engineers and artists from Commodore’s history in the immensely enjoyable documentary: The Commodore Story (2017), Steven has created another successful Kickstarter campaign for Cosmic Force. A brand new C64 […]

The Age of Heroes – A full C64 review by Hayesmaker of Psystronik’s latest release!

An evil wraith has appeared and is sending its legion of the damned across the frozen wastes, mountains and sacred temples, and only you can stop them.  As descendants of the warriors of light, you must travel to the East and end the wraith and his legions for good.  The […]

Cracktro Tuesday #1 – Exploring the very latest releases from the C64 Scene

Welcome to a new series of articles where I pluck a selection of C64 programs from Commodore Scene Database (CSDB), play them live on my Twitch stream on real C64 hardware, and write up the highlights here on Indie Retro News. Whether it’s artwork, demos, music, classic games revisited in […]

Thalamus Lunark announcement – C64 and Spectrum Next?

Legendary C64 publishing house Thalamus have announced that they will be porting Lunark to the C64 and Spectrum Next, if the Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac versions are successfully backed on Kickstarter. Lunark is a great looking cinematic platform game currently in development by Johan Vinet of Canari Games.  It’s heavily […]

L’abbaye Des Morts – Eagerly awaited C64 port will be released January 2019!

Some time back we announced the release of L’Abbaye des Morts; a great retro platformer in a ZX Spectrum style that was originally developed by Locomalito who is no stranger to developing fantastic games such as Maldita Castilla and Hydorah. Well you’ll be pleased to know that same game which […]

The year of the C64 – A 2018 Roundup and GOTY Nominees!

As another super year for the C64 draws to a close, I take another look at the release highlights of the year, starting with all the games which had Physical versions ship this year, then followed by all the digital download releases, including the ones which will ship next year, […]

High Noon – Early C64 Western with extras from Hokuto Force

Back in 2015 when I joined Indie Retro News, there weren’t so many brand new C64 games being released, so we used to fill our blog with news from the various cracking groups. I particularly liked Hokuto Force’s releases because they focused on re-releases of those lesser known titles that […]

L’Abbaye des Morts 64 – Exclusive first review

L’Abbaye des Morts (The Abbey of the Dead) 64, is the latest game from Antonio Savona and Double Sided Games. It’s actually a port of a ZX spectrum inspired mini game, written by Locamolito and released as freeware for Windows in 2010, It’s been ported to Linux, Mac OSX, Nintendo […]

Scuttlebutt – Behind Enema Lines: New game from Karl Hörnell for C64

Veteran Game developer and Cartoonist Karl Hörnell has ported his free to download ZX Spectrum game: Scuttlebutt, to the C64. Karl created a number of games for Interceptor Software while still at school. These included Clean Up Time, Velocipede, Fruity, Ronald Rubberduck and Toad Force. These were all pretty much […]