I never owned a Commodore 64, but from what I've been told that's where lots of people got their first taste of PC gaming. And now that's all about to come rushing back with Newcomer, an RPG developed specifically for the C64. As in, professionally.
Newcomer was being made in the early 90s when the Commodore was just being phased out. Most teams in that position usually either scrap the project or upgrade to the new technologies but they did neither. Instead THEY KEPT WORKING ON IT FOR 20 FREAKING YEARS.
The game is currently being put through its last bugfixes before going gold. The finished product will be 2MB in size and somehow will contain:
•180+ characters you can interact with, each with his/her own portrait graphic
•10+ people who may join you, to make a team of up to 6 members
•...or try it on your own, in the extra challenging Solo game mode...
•50+ different areas to explore, created with 30+ different graphic sets
•100+ cutscenes/situational graphics in-game, that make you feel like you are there
•180,000+ words of ingame text, mostly interactive conversations
•No random encounters
•Thousands of puzzles and situations to encounter and solve
•Complex, non-linear gameplay with multiple levels of endings
•Months or weeks of immersive gaming until you "complete" the game...
•...but there will still be a thousand situations, resolutions and encounters you have not seen yet, and 2 more game modes to complete!
•Animated intro and outro sequences
•Game controls changed for more comfort for emulator users on PC/Mac keyboards
•VICE fully supported, extensively tested, no virtual floppy disk swapping, works like a native PC / Mac / Linux game
A little poking around the website
shows some interesting stuff....
Anybody else going to give this a shot?