A point-and-click adventure game for the Commodore 64 (C64)
– Caren was shown and open for public play at the Gamescom 2016 in Cologne.
(An article on the new C64 games on the Gamestar.de homepage.)
– Won the ‘Interactive’ category of the cross-plattform Meteoriks Scene Award 2016.
– Won the 4Players Best Szene-Game Award 2015.
– Won the Forum64 Game Competition 2015.
– A special edition is distributed along with the Kickstarter-campain ‘Commodore 64 – a visual commpendium, 2nd edition’
(A limited number of 100 boxed editions as well as > 2000 times as Emulator image)
– Entry on a german c64-wiki
Programming and scripting: Dr. Martin Wendt
Graphics and animation: Oliver Lindau
Music and sound effects: Kamil Wolnikowski (recent interview)
– 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 MulticolorCharset Mode of the C64
(in short: 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)
– SFXs can use all three voices of the SID, alternatively: 3 channel music, no compromises
(some sfx are strictly based on this research)
– fully developed on ARM architectures (and 6510 of course). Final build on Aarch64 (dragonboard410c) *g*
Joystick in Port 2, only the pointer is being controlled.
Hover above objects and press joystick button:
1x – walk there
2x – look_at, talk_to, exit (on Exit symbol)
keep button pressed – toggle into item panel at the bottom:
left – use
top – look_at
right – use with inventory (release button on selected item)
In game keys:
F3 to select language (English, German)
F5 to select Textspeed (Defaults is set to 5)
RETURN to toggle panel-selection speed
F1 to LOAD a saved game
F7 to SAVE a game
Caren prepared for Raspberry Pi 3
Caren 1.3 – enhanced physical release
Caren 1.2 – Easyflash cartridge version
Caren 1.1 – disk version
Extensive review, ‘Reset RIPPER’ (9/10) in RESET #8
Shots from the game.
Ron Gilbert not hating our game at GAMESCOM (next to Oliver Lindau).
Photograph from small tube tv.