RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition 2013 Brings Commodore 64 Fifteen New Homebrew Classics

RGCD-C64-Cartridge-Development-Competition-2013Retro game publishers and indie game enthusiasts RGCD have recently been holding a homebrew development competition on the Commodore 64. Their annual code-off has seen fifteen new titles his the classics computer, many of which fans of the system need to check out.

The most notable entry amongst them this year is a 8-bit demake of Terry Cavanagh's frantic mobile phone survival title Super Hexagon, aptly dubbed Micro Hexagon. The game seems to have been gracefully ported back several generations, keeping all of the gameplay and audio intact - and equally as frustrating!

Elsewhere within the competition, many more impressive entries have arrived spanning many different genres. Rocket Smash is a fantastic adaptation of the iconic ZX Spectrum release Jet-Pac, Powerglove offers platforming adventures spanning tricky caves and caverns, Vallation is another twist on the timeless shmup genre, while Monster Buster brings the classic Puzzle Bobble over to the C64.

Footage of some of these games have recently been uploaded to YouTube, showcasing some of the homebrew treats on offer.

Rocket Smash (Commodore 64) Homebrew Gameplay

Micro Hexagon (Commodore 64) Homebrew Gameplay

These are but just a few of the new releases, all of which are well worth investing time in should you happen to have a Commodore 64 flash cartridge or emulator to hand. All of the entries have been made available to download for free, so don't miss out.

Link: RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition 2013 Entries


Last Updated ( 02 December 2013 )  

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