Saturday, November 26, 2011

Theater of War III: Western Front 1918

Requirements: Unexpanded VIC-20 + Disk Drive.
Description: The tactical wargaming series for the VIC-20 now takes place in the trenches of World War I.

March 1918. Russia, in the midst of revolution and civil war has surrendered in the East. Now is the chance to break the stalemate on the Western Front. As a commander of the German Empire's army, your task will be to take on the French forces as you advance to the Marne river, and then onwards to Paris. Be aware, however, that with each successful victory, the Allied resources of the British and the Americans will be increasingly used against you.

Includes a two-player option. Instructions are included in the game program from the main menu and a PDF manual is included with the download.



Saturday, November 5, 2011

Theater of War II: The Pacific

Requirements: Unexpanded VIC-20 + Disk Drive.
Description: In the sequel to the first WW2 Tactical Strategy game that takes place on the Eastern Front in Russia, this time you are transported to the Pacific Ocean where you command the Imperial Japanese Navy against the American forces.

The preamble states: "June 1942. Our Grand Imperial Navy is chasing the Yankee interlopers across the Pacific Ocean. We will attack a fatal blow at Midway and then hunt them into their havens". If you can defeat the the enemy through five levels of increasing difficulty, you will have achieved the ultimate victory.

There is also a two-player option. Instructions are included in the game program from the main menu.



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Realms of Quest I: Anniversary Edition!

Hail adventurer! Welcome to the 20th anniversary edition of the original Realms of Quest I. Nearly 20 years to the day that the original was completed, here is a very special edition of the inaugural game of the CRPG franchise for the Commodore VIC-20. There are vast improvements:

-User-friendly instructions
-A unique name for each of the 36 magic spells
-Much better interface, display and text.

Instructions and a "Book of Beasts" (bestiary) can be read from the main game menu.

For the Unexpanded VIC-20 w/Disk Drive



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Realms of Quest II: Anniversary Edition

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Realms of Quest. It was in the Summer of 1991 that I embarked on making a computer role playing game for the Commodore VIC-20. I was successful in completing the first one, but I had given up in creating a sequel shortly afterwards. I did create about 20 monster portrait graphics pixel by pixel with a simple graphics program, however. In 2004, I programmed a "mini" version of Realms of Quest II intended for the Minigame Competition; minus the portrait graphics, because to use them would surpass the 4K limit that the competition required.

So twenty years after I had made the original Realms of Quest I, I decided to revamp the first two games. And so I took the portrait graphics I had made in 1992-93 and combined them with the Minigame version of Realms of Quest II. So finally after all these years, there is a fuller and more complete version of the middle of this CRPG series.

For the Unexpanded VIC-20 + Disk Drive. Instructions on how to play can be read from the main game menu.



The updated version of Realms of Quest I is also being worked on, hopefully I can get it completed before the year ends.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Commercial Release: THEATER OF WAR + FACE VS HEEL double feature cassette!

THEATER OF WAR is a WW2 tactical strategy game where you play the role of a German general on the Eastern Front of Russia. A deeply involving game, from the author of the highly acclaimed REALMS OF QUEST.

Shoehorned into an unexpanded VIC, this game is available on cassette exclusively from Cronosoft.

As a bonus on the B-Side, there's also FACE VS HEEL - The Pro Wrestling Simulator!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Two Brand New Games for the Unexpanded VIC-20!

Theater of War - WW2 Strategy Game (Download)
It is Spring 1943. After the debacle of the Wehrmacht at Stalingrad, the German High Command has decided to regroup to secure our position on the Eastern Front. Once the offensive is regained, the objective is to strike a final swift blow against the heart of the Soviet Capital.

Face Versus Heel - The Pro-Wrestling Simuator (Download)
The terms "face" and "heel" originate from wrestling's carnival days in the nineteenth century. "Face" (short for babyface) means hero, while "heel" means villain. Instructions are included in a text file with the download as well as within the game loader screen.