Tower and Dragon will soon be released for the Commodore PET with only 8K

If you're looking for a Commodore PET news story, then have we got something special for you! As thanks to a heads up by Jason Cook in our emails, we've learnt of a new game that is coming to the Commodore PET called 'Tower and Dragon'; as in the words of Jason "Soon to release Tower And Dragon for the Commodore PET with only 8k. The game has also been written in assembly language". Without further ado, make sure to check out the footage of the game and even more info sent via email below.

Here's what was said about this upcoming game " Tower And Dragon is a classic dungeon crawling adventure with primary and offhand weapon, armor, quest storyline, moving walls, teleportation, and unique tile sets and monsters for each dungeon level. Your character starts out just after climbing down the stairs into an ancient ruin, discovered by following a dream. The game is a tribute to the game that inspired me to become a programmer: "Dungeon" from 1979.

"Tower And Dragon is by far the best game ever released for an 8K Commodore PET and is playable by disk drive or tape cassette on ROM1, ROM2, and ROM4 systems. You can play with more memory, but part of the design was to make sure the game would work on some of the oldest stock PET systems still around. Designing under these tight constraints was a monumental task where every byte counted".

"The audio soundtrack on the splash screen uses Shiru's BuzzKick engine, converted to the PET and gives Tower And Dragon a unique and distinct audio that new games will follow. He also converted the theme music to run under BuzzKick. Norbert Landsteiner has a wonderful online PET emulator that just released version 2.0 that includes audio. His emulator can be found here: This will make it easy for anyone to try out the game, as well as any other vintage games for the PET. His powerful emulator correctly works with "Back To The Pet", "A Bright Shining Star", and "Faulty Robots". 

"I recovered the data from maps in a game that I made as a boy in 1980. Those vintage maps are utilized in Tower And Dragon. Unfortunately, the BuzzKick engine was not complete when I authored the above video, so you will not be able to hear the amazing results until my next video (very soon) or the game is released (also soon)".

And that's everything we've been told, so keep an eye on Indie Retro News for a future release!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing work... love these new retro games.


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