Caren and the Tangled Tentacles

Caren is part of a skeleton crew, looking after the local science center during the vacation. She could have never anticipated how one gruesome discovery would turn a quiet workplace and her whole life upside down.

Help her discover the truth in this heavily praised point-and-click adventure game that harkens back to the golden era of the genre.
Plunge into a captivating plot, solve diverse, satisfying puzzles and enjoy the Commodore 64’s audio-visual capabilities pushed to their very limits.

Credits:

  • Programming and scripting: Dr. Martin Wendt
  • Graphics and animation: Oliver Lindau
  • Music and sound effects: Kamil Wolnikowski
  • Tennis mini game: Andreas Varga
  • Special thanks to Robert Megone for helping us with translations, proof-reading and testing. Please check out his website robertmegone.com.

Specs summary:

  • Fully handwritten 6502¬†Assembler multitasking adventure engine,
    50Hz, 32 Threads
  • Own scripting language which is compiled directly into 6502-Assembler
  • Pathfinding, pixel-exact masking of main character
  • Handpixeled graphics in Multicolor-Charset Mode
    • 4 colors per 4×8 square, three global out of 16, one unique out of 8
    • or: two colors in 8×8, one global, one out of 8
    • maximum of 256 such squares
  • 3 channel music, no compromises
    • alternatively: SFXs can use all three voices of the SID
    • some SFX are strictly based on¬†this research
  • Fully developed on ARM architectures (and 6510 of course).
    final build on Aarch64 (dragonboard410c) *g*

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Caren prepared for Raspberry Pi 3

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Caren 1.3 – enhanced physical release

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Caren 1.2 – Easyflash cartridge version

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Caren 1.1 – disk version

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