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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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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 🙂