A bunch of modern games for the Commodore 64 came into work recently and I had to get them. They were released by the company RGCD. Below is an excerpt from their website.
“RGCD (Retro Gamer CD) initially started as a retro-gaming CD-based discmag that I first published pretty much single-handedly back in 2006. Growing as a collective (and in popularity), over the next few years we released a further four issues before real-life finally caught up with me and I unfortunately no longer had the time to compile and edit the magazine in 2009/10. Although the magazine side is still very much something I’d like to return to in the future (although perhaps in a different format), since 2009 RGCD has evolved into a games development team and retro publisher, concentrating on the Atari STE, PC and C64 platforms.”
Tiger Claw – Commodore 64 (2016)
Help TIGER CLAW kick and punch his way through 24 screens of martial-arts mayhem to retrieve the four mystic scrolls before Fire Fist, Thunder Chain and Angry Tongue can reveal their true potential! Fortunately, Master Lee has transferred some of the mystic scrolls’ power into four masks of endurance before they were stolen. Find these masks and use them wisely. As Confucius said: “He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools!” TIGER CLAW is a relentless beat ’em up game developed by Lazycow and Saul Cross. Originally released exclusively on Commodore 64 cartridge by RGCD for backers of the C64 in Pixels Kickstarter (Fusion Retro Books, 2016), then ported to Windows, MacOS, Linux and the Commodore Amiga in 2018! TIGER CLAW was initially released as an entry in the 2014 RGCD 16K C64 Game Development Competition (where it placed 2nd out of 17 entries). Taking player feedback into consideration, the game was both further expanded and refined for the 64KB final, including the addition of extra rooms, foes and features, an arcade-style training mode and a 2-4 player deathmatch arena!
Aviator Arcade II – Commodore 64 (2018)
An unknown militarized terrorist unit, known as the X-Force, has occupied the peaceful city of Suburbia. As the top pilot in the Earth Defence Force (EDF) the job of defeating the terrorists falls to you! Flying your state of the art attack helicopter you are sent into what seems to be a straight forward seek-and-destroy mission – but as the story unfolds it will become apparent that the X-Force’s goal is more sinister than anyone could have imagined… Grab your joystick, save the world, and see if you can get that all-time high score! The initial version of AVIATOR ARCADE was released as a three-level, 16KB cartridge game for the RGCD annual C64 game development competition (in 2014). This greatly enhanced sequel, AVIATOR ARCADE II is a direct response to the feedback received after the first game was released, and features high octane 50/60 FPS SHMUP action across 10 action-packed levels, all new background and sprite graphics, boss battles, weapon and armour power-ups, high score list and options saved to cartridge and disk, full PAL/NTSC compatibility and multiple difficulty levels, auto-fire and more options!
Psytronik Software in association with ICON 64 present ARCADE DAZE! Now’s your chance to re-live the classic times when you could go into your local arcade and throw some coins into the latest arcade machines! Featuring an authentic-looking 80’s arcade to explore and 18 arcade machines to play! Insert token and get gaming!! Ahh, the local arcade. How many hours did we spend glued to the screen and how many coins did we chuck into them? But how many did you complete? Was there always the same name at the top of the highscore you could never beat? Welcome to Arcade Daze, the best arcade in town! Can you be the new coolest kid in town and complete every arcade game? Can you take the crown away from the legendary Kelly and the pusspuss gang?
The Lord Of Dragonspire – Commodore 64 (2020)
Psytronik Software in association with ICON 64 present THE LORD OF DRAGONSPIRE, an exciting quest for the Commodore 64. Your aim is to find the entrance to Dragonspire. Work your way up the spire then locate and destroy the Demon Lord. Dragonspire, home to the ancient order of earth wizards now long since passed into history…For centuries its great doors have remained closed. A demon has recently taken control of Dragonspire and is using its magic to bring back the creatures of old. Dangerous Dragons and orcs, wolves and giants. Can you find the entrance to the spire, climb the great tower and defeat the demon before his army of beasts are strong enough to conquer your homeland.