Welcome to the world of C64 nostalgia. Here you will find exclusive material about the Commodore 64 home computer that we all know and love. There’s detailed information about current and upcoming C64-related events and past developnments within the scene and game culture in general. We at C64.COM aim to save and store an important part of the history of those who played a part in the active era of the Commodore 64. Enjoy your stay!



NEWS AND UPDATES

» April 23rd, 2017 - C64.COM has got a new Webmaster
Please welcome Timothy West as the new Webmaster on C64.COM as Andreas Wallström has decided to step back. We thank Andreas for all the years with C64.COM and his invaluable contributions! Timothy is a 46 year-old American living and working in Asia, and of course, a massive C64 fan since the early 80's. Timothy, or T-Bone, will continue to add games to the games section as well as taking care of the day to day care of the site.

» March 30th, 2017 - C64.COM's webmaster releases C64 book tribute on Kickstarter
Yes, that would be me then. :) I'm happy to announce that my C64 book is now live on Kickstarter and this is what you can expect from it:

• Approx. 220 x 307 mm, hardback, 224 pages (or more if the stretch goals are met).

• In-depth interviews with Al Charpentier and Bob Yannes who created the C64, the VIC-II graphics chip and the SID sound chip. In-depth interviews with the people who created some of the fantastic games we remember so fondly, including one cover artist and one cracker sharing their stories. Click the link below to see who's in!

• The book will be edited by Terry Stickland, a skilled writer and professional proof-reader. Other book collaborators to include Vanja Utne (Mermaid/Genesis Project) and Mark Hardisty (author of A Gremlin in the Works).

• Professional photography of industry legends, people from the scene and C64-related events.

• Scans of Rob Hubbard's original music notes. Gain insight into how Rob used to compose his famous C64 tunes!

• Striking spreads featuring screenshots from games with commentary from the people who created them!

• Pixel art, both old and new, including some very new pixel art created especially for this book!

I hope you like what you see and that you consider pleding to get the book funded. It would be a true privilege to do it! Take a look at the campaign »

» March 15th, 2017 - Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine video teaser now on YouTube
COMMODORE 64: FOR THE LOVE OF A MACHINE is a book tribute to the Commodore 64, the people who created it, the people who used it, and the people who still use it today. It's a book full of photographs, in-depth interviews, pixel art and contributions from the people we like to call legends.

I have put together a video teaser so you'll get an idea what the book will be about. Please check it out on YouTube and let me know what you think in the comments section. Enjoy the video teaser here »

» March 8th, 2017 - New C64 tribute book in the making!
Hello! It's your humble webmaster here. It's now official. I'm doing a book!

Mainly thanks to dabbling with the Commodore 64 since 1984, I now work as a graphic designer and photographer. Because I have something of an obsession with the C64, I thought it would be a great idea to combine these three interests in a beautifully designed coffee-table book.

COMMODORE 64: FOR THE LOVE OF A MACHINE is a book tribute to the Commodore 64, the people who created it, the people who used it, and the people who still use it today. It's a book full of photographs, in-depth interviews, pixel art and contributions from the people we like to call legends.

More info coming next week, but if there's anything specific you want to know, you can always try to send me an email and ask.

» January 5th, 2017 - More inlay art for your pleasure
Sean and Mikael strikes back with four new inlay scans for you. The games are: Spindizzy, Thunder Blade, Uridium, and Zeppelin. Enjoy the amazing art!

» December 27th, 2016 - Game Talk with Adam Gilmore
Here's an interview with the prolific games musician Adam Gilmore. For those of you who don't know, Adam is behind such prolific titles as Draconus, Zybex and Afterburner. Adam: "I didn't know how much to charge for my work in the beginning, so I remember ringing up Barry Leitch and pretending I was a publisher wanting to know how much he would charge to do music for a new game. This gave me a rough idea how much to charge." Interview by Andreas, proofreading by Terry. Read all of it here »

» December 20th, 2016 - New film out today: 8-Bit Generation, The Commodore Wars
8-Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars is a new film that dives into the home computer explosion and explores Commodore's key role in shaping the future in which we now live. Commodore became a household name by changing the way in which we interact, create and play with computers.

I really don't have to tell you what you already know, but there's the sales pitch. :) Jeff Minter is in it, Steve Wozniak is in it, Michael Tomczyk is in it, Bil Herd is in it, Al Charpentier is in it, and most importantly, Jack Tramiel is in it. It's a great movie, and if you want to grab a copy of it, do it here: commodorewars.com. Use promo code 'C64' to get a 20 per cent discount!

» December 14th, 2016 - Donkey Kong by Oxyron added
From our friends in Oxyron, here's Donkey Kong, a conversion of the original Z80 arcade code with some wonderful graphics and arcade faithful sounds. Released by Genesis Project. Get the game here »

» December 7th, 2016 - Game Talk with Richard Leinfellner
Andreas and Terry is here to give you a new interview with programmer and producer Richard Leinfellner. Richard was one of the main guys at Palace Software and wrote the games The Evil Dead and Cauldron, plus produced Barbarian. Richard tells how Cauldron came to be: "That was a co-production between me and Steve Brown. Steve was the artist, and one day he asked me: 'Why is everything EITHER a platform game OR a scroller?' I thought about it for a while, but all I could then tell him was: there's no particular reason, they're just always separate games. So we started building a game that had both." Read more about Richard here »

» December 1st, 2016 - Four new inlay scans
Sean and Mikael strikes back with four new inlay scans for you. The games are: The Hobbit, Mission A.D., Morpheus, and Speed King. Enjoy!

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