Back in 2016, Graham Axten released a Commodore 64 game known as “The Bear Essentials” below the Pond Software program label. The game was initially readily available as a cost-free (or donate) download on Christmas Eve, and later you could buy restricted versions on cassette and also floppy disk. However Pond Software program is no a lot more, even so there is light at the finish of the tunnel..
Enter Puddlesoft! The spiritual successor to Pond! The new group consists of 4 gamedev members, zxmutant64 @AntStiller, @8bit_era and Rail Slave, all nicely identified names in the Retro Gaming scene for their personal perform. (I’ll add some hyperlinks at the bottom). Puddlesoft will be producing some intriguing games in the future for your beloved Vintage computer systems.
At the moment Graham Axten has been functioning on the hugely anticipated sequel to “The Bear Essentials” just titled “The Terrific Outdoors”. Once more you play as Bear, while visually he’s had a massive graphics and animation update and is hunting super swag! It is nonetheless early days, so do not anticipate this game to be out anytime quickly, but from what Graham has been sharing on Twitter not too long ago it is gonna be a cracker of a game! The initially game was a gather ’em up, grab all the apples, move onto the subsequent screen and so on, and it was quite nicely received by the public. @CommodoreBlog asked a quite intriguing query about the mechanics of the game not lengthy ago.
As we all know, producing a game on a 37 year old pc, does not come without the need of it is limitations. If Graham can pull this off, I feel we will have a winner right here. (No stress Graham!) Verify out some eye candy beneath.
Just appear at that Snail 💕 Properly that is all for now, as usual we will maintain you updated as the game progresses. Preserve it Retro Guys!
Hyperlinks: Puddlesoft, Axtevision, Graham Axten, Stefan Vogt, Hibernated 1, Eight Feet Beneath, Hibernated 2, Anthony Stiller, Dylan Barry
Vitno Assessment: The Bear Essentials