Havok’s Commodore Tidbits 8/3/2018

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Wow I can’t believe it’s already August of 2018, the summer sure is passing quickly. We have a big stash of news for you this week so lets jump right into it.


C256 Foenix Project Reports PCB Is 90% Routed

In the latest update from the C256 Foenix Project the developer Stefany reports that the PCB design is now 90% completed. If there are no problems they hope to have the first board under construction next week and this alpha revision will be used primarily for development  to identify any future problems.

In addition Stefany plans to have a presence at the upcoming CRX2018 convention August 24th – 26th in Las Vegas. For more info click here.

C256 FOENIX PCB Routing 90 Percent


Scene World Magazine Interviews Mike Clarke

Scene World Magazine secured an interview with Mike Clark who if you didn’t already know is a pioneer video game composer for the Commodore 64, Amiga, SNES up to present day games.


Freeze64 Issue 20 is now Available

Freeze64 Issue 20 Cover

The latest issue of Freeze64 has hit the stands so get a copy while you can as they’re limited.


Galencia Khaos Sphere Announced

Galencia Khaos Sphere boxart

Galencia: Khaos Sphere is the sequel to last years multi award winning Galencia.

The ambitious project reports it will contain Vertical scrolling, Static Screen and Perspective game screens.  All 3 different elements will be inspired by the stated reference points to classic arcade games but will not be direct clones. If you think how Galencia was inspired by Galaga, this will give you an idea of the concept. To be clear, this will be taking the essence of the reference points, adapting to the Galencia lore and presented using the C64’s strengths. There will of course be many original elements and the reference points are provided to give you a feel of what to expect.

After the introduction and title sequence, the player will select their game preferences and then plot a route through the Galaxy Map, each step of the path will be one of the 3 above gaming styles. As you approach the selected system, you will run a risk of interdiction. The first half of the map will have a risk of the Federation stopping you on your descent and the last half of the map is too dangerous for the Federation but is scavenged by Pirates, they will interdict you from time to time. These interdiction’s can be avoided by skillful maneuvers and sometimes by bribery, if these options don’t work – prepare for a fight!

There will be 2 main boss fights, with additional smaller bosses to fight in various systems. There will also be traders indicated on the map where you can trade your collectable Promethean stars for Save Games, Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and other enhancements. The stars are not just for points in this game, make sure to prioritise them on your journey.

Upon successful completion of a system, you will encounter a cut scene on the drop-ship, this will usually be between Ace Harper and Amy Starbanger, but there will be other characters. The tone of the scenes will vary, with some being serious and others being light hearted, there is a dedicated writer working on the story elements. Some of these scenes will advance the story and others will require decisions to be made. Depending on the decisions you make and your performance in game, there will be multiple endings to the game.

The game is currently in development and you can learn more here.


COMMODORE VEGAS EXPO v14 2018 (CommVEx)

Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas

 

There is one week to go before his years CommVEx. The expo will be held August 11th – 12th 2018 at Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas.

For more information on Exhibits, Guests, Presentations, Accommodations and Gaming make sure you check out the ComVEx 2018 website to book your reservation.


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