Zzap's back - Zzap! 64 Annual 2019 announced!


Remember that feeling you had when you were waiting for your favourite computer magazine to come out? We've got that feeling again right now, thanks to Chris Wilkins (The Story of Commodore 64 in Pixels) who has announced that he hopes to bring back Zzap! 64 for a very special annual edition. Although it's early days, Jaz Rignall has confirmed his involvement and we've got our fingers crossed that Gary Penn, and many more of our favourite Zzap writers will be able to help make this project happen.

There were tons of new C64 games released this year which could see Zzap reviews, like the awesome Planet Golf by Antonio Savona: Freeze! 64 Sizzler, and a future Zzap Gold Medal?, Paul Koller's LuftrauserZ, featuring 50 fps and over 4000 unique player sprite frames which is possibly a C64 record (IRN review is out soon) and The 8-Bit Guy’s Planet X2, the C64s first ever RTS. The beautiful Sam's Journey (Knights of Bytes), is just around the corner, and we can expect many many more to come in 2018. One of my favourite features from Zzap! 64 was the developer diary. Maybe as the Thalamus back catalog remasters will be in full swing, we could see a return of the Creatures developer diary! I'm dreaming now.

If you'd like to stay informed of all the latest news on this, as it breaks, or share your memories of the Commodore 64, you can join the brand new Zzap Annual Facebook group, or the usual twitter channels. We'll also announce the release date as soon as it’s announced. As the Crash Annual 2018 is already finished, we could be looking at a brand new Oliver Frey Zzap cover in our homes before next Christmas (tbc!). What would you like to see featured in a brand new Zzap! 64?

Posted by @hayesmaker

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