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Fire, a new arcade game for the Commodore VIC-20

Fire is a a fun Arcade / Game & Watch inspired game coming this summer for the Commodore VIC-20!

It was created and coded by Rainer Kappler, between July 2018 and February 2019, and is made of more than 2000 lines of assembly language.

You’re controlling firemen and have to rescue people from the burning houses.

All levels includes three scenes: the city map, the road and the house:
– In the city map you have to reach the burning building by finding your way in the maze driving the fire engine.
– On the road, you drive the way up to the fire again but need to avoid traffic and not crash your truck. The length of this scene, is calculated according to the distance you’ve travelled in the first scene, from the fire station to the burning house.
– Finally, in the house scene, you have to rescue people falling from the burning building by

After each level the game gets faster. The maximum speed is reached after 65 levels.

A joystick and a 3k Memory expansion are required.

The game will be released in July. Low price boxed edition (floppy) and digital versions will be available at that date.

Two other games also made by Rainer will be bundled with the boxed edition.

Pre-orders for the boxed edition will start soon!

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Black Dawn Rebirth for the Commodore Amiga 500, coming 2019 !

We are very happy to announce that Double Sided Games will publish the 7th episode of the Black Dawn series! Black Dawn Rebirth is a rpg / dungeon crawler set in a futuristic science-fiction/horror theme. It is currently in development by one of its original authors Shaun Watters with the support of the creator of the series, Andy Campbell. Ten Shu (Barbarian+) is working on the graphics and the music is by Mike Richmond who already worked on the Black Dawn series in the past.

You can follow the development blog on the official facebook page for the game: https://www.facebook.com/blackdawnrebirth/

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L’abbaye des morts for the Commodore 64 is officially released!

Today is the day, L’abbaye des morts for the Commodore 64 is now available to all! The digital download version can be now bought for 7.99$ CAD directly on the product page. A few boxed editions (floppy) for 39.99$ CAD are still available, grab one while you can!

Enjoy the game, and please leave your comments/reviews on the product page, it means a lot to us!

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The Shadows Of Sergoth for the Commodore Amiga, coming 2019!

Double Sided Games is very proud to announce a third game, coming up 2019! The Shadows of Sergoth is a dungeon crawler in subjective view for the Commodore Amiga 500 with 1Mb of ram. It is based on the Amstrad CPC 6128 game by Christophe Petit & Kukulcan, which gratefully agreed that we port their game!

Saul Cross (graphics and sound) and Colin Vella (code) are already active on the project and the development is moving forward! This is a huge job but thanks to the very thourough documentation left by the original authors, porting the game will be easier.

Of course, the Amiga will give us a wider range of possibilities, and we will make sure to add new features the game.

Here are the main features of the game as of now:

  • Rules are freely based on Microlite20, which is an extreme simplification of the Advanced Dungeon & Dragons.
  • 3 difficulty levels
  • 24 spells to learn
  • Character can level up to 20
  • 5 races with different characteristics: human, elf, dwarf, half-Orc and human-lizard
  • Save system
  • Auto-map
  • 16 levels to explore

More news coming soon!

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Realms of Quest V for the Commodore VIC-20, coming 2019!

It’s with great pride that Double Sided Games will publish the fifth installment of the well-known Computer Roleplaying Game series, Realms of Quest! It’s principal author, Ghislain de Blois was influenced by games from the 1980s such as Ultima, Wizardry, Bard’s Tale, Phantasie and Telengard. In development ever since early 2017, Realms of Quest V is already in a well-advanced stage of production and an official release is planned for the second half of 2019.

To play Realms of Quest V you will need a 32k expanded Commodore VIC-20.

The game is rich in content and is of epic proportions! it features :

  • Over 350 multicolor graphical images that depict the monsters, characters and scenery portraits
  • 16 races, 16 classes, 2 genders and 3 alignments
  • A party can have up to 10 player characters, plus 10 summoned monsters.
  • An overland map that exceeds it’s predecessor by a factor of four!
  • 20 Cities and 20 villages
  • Persons that you can talk to and interact with
  • 20 mazes and dungeons to explore

To learn more about the game please follow the author on Twitter!

More news about this game and other annoucements coming soon 🙂

 

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L’Abbaye des morts (C64) pre-orders are now open!

We are very pleased to announce that we’ve open the pre-orders of our upcoming game L’Abbaye des morts for the Commodore 64. The cartdrige or floppy versions are in limited numbers, and a digital version will be added at launch in January 2019. Pre-order your copy today !

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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A New Adventure Begins!

Welcome to our new website!

Double Sided Games is a new homebrew video game publisher that will bring you new games for you old systems. We will focus on retro computers but we might support less common consoles such as the Amiga CD32 or the Amstrad GX4000 in the future.

Our first published game will be L’Abbaye des morts for the Commodore 64 and we already have other projects in the works for 2019.

We are situated in Canada, but our creators and developers are from all around the world.

If you have a video game project you would like to see have a physical release, being published, or simply looking for some help for the graphics/sound/coding, please contact us and we will help achieving your goals.