I have purchased a few Commodore 64 games in recent years. I recently stumbled upon this game that is a work in progress. It is a platformer style game where you take on the role of a hare (rabbit) where you journey in search of your ancestral home in the ancient Wild Wood. In this face-paced game you will use your superior agility and speed to survive the treacherous trails and outmaneuver enemies and hungry predators. At least, that is what the website says.
This platformer promises to be a multi-directional, high-speed, side-scrolling game with bosses, hidden secrets and bonus stages. The graphics look to be of premium C64 quality. Knowing the graphical limitations of the system, this is quite impressive. It takes some skill and forethought to make look so good.
The creators of this game have created full-screen bitmaps that intersect ever stage. With all the emphasis on the graphics, game-play and sound, I can’t help but wonder what the memory footprint is going to be of this game.
The game is under active development and not ready for any kind of beta testing, I know this because I asked. I am already impressed with what I see, from the graphics to the musical score sample it all seems to be shaping up quite nicely. Sure, I’d like to be able to play a sample of the game, but I can wait, I’m patient.
I do hope that the developers will make a C64 Maxi/Mini image for those of us that have such things. “Sam’s Journey” another game I recently purchased works incredibly well on my C64 Maxi and the ability to save your progress makes for a more enjoyable gaming experience. So, this is a little bit of a request as well as a hope.
More information about the game and how to support it can be found on their website:
If you are into such things, I encourage you to continue to explore.
I get excited about seeing new developments on the Commodore 64. It is amazing that people invest time and effort into a 30+ year old computer that is fueled by a nostalgic passion that I share. I make it a point to purchase new C64 games that I enjoy when they become available.
I am starting to think… it would be fun to perhaps do some real reviews on these games, you know for all seven people that would actually watch the video…