Genre: Scrolling Platform Game
Platform: Commodore 64, PAL Version
Media: 5.25" Disk or Cartridge
Status: In Development
Progress: Very Good
About The Game
Sam's Journey is a brand-new original scrolling platform game developed for the Commodore 64 home computer. It's about a cute little hero called Sam who finds himself on an unexpected journey in a strange world.
Guide Sam through many different locations such as deep forests, hot deserts or frozen mountains! Find hidden gems and discover secret passages, but beware of the creatures!
Sam can run, jump, climb and swim. He can pick up items, carry them around and throw them at enemies. And with the power of special costumes, Sam completely changes his appearance and gains additional skills!
· Classic 8-Bit Platform Action ·
· Colorful Graphics ·
· Fast Free-Directional Scrolling ·
· Many Basic Moves Plus Climbing And Swimming ·
· 6 Special Costumes With Additional Skills ·
· 3 Overworld Maps ·
· 27 Huge Levels With Multiple Sections ·
· 2000 Screens To Be Explored ·
· 14 Different Graphical Settings ·
· 19 Beautiful Tunes ·
· Sound Effects ·
· Hidden Items To Be Found ·
· Secret Passages To Be Discovered ·
· Checkpoint System ·
· Savegame Option ·
See It In Action
Watch the latest teaser video right here!
Work In Progress
Sam's Journey is currently in the making. We will frequently add information about the game to this page as development proceeds. Stay tuned!
Updates on Sam's Journey
See the stages of Sam's Journey's title picture from an all black-and-white drawing to a fully colorized picture!
The hero of our upcoming C64 platform game Sam's Journey is approaching his very first boss fight, but many other things happened in the last weeks, too.
As a little New Year present and to shorten the remaining waiting time, we're now releasing the first two-minute gameplay trailer of Sam's Journey!
The Knights of Bytes wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We're happy to announce that our upcoming C64 platformer Sam's Journey has just achieved a very important milestone!
Phew, that was close! With virtually no memory left, it's time to freeze features.
Good news for NTSC users: With the help of a REU or REU-compatible device, Sam can start his journey on your NTSC C64, too.
The first batch of both boards and shells arrived at Protovision and is now being assembled to cartridges for Sam's Journey.
Visitors of Barcelona's biggest game exhibition took a peek at Sam's Journey.
Sam had a great time at the gamescom 2016 as many visitors stopped by to join his journey!
On 18 August 2016, the gamescom exhibition in Cologne, Germany will open its doors - and Sam will pay a visit!
Have you heard of THE 64 yet? It's going to be a new interpretation of the Commodore 64 home computer - and Sam will be aboard!
It may not be the biggest surprise for those of you who followed our C64 history, but it's now officially confirmed: The Knights of Bytes teamed up with Protovision for the distribution of Sam's Journey!
Sam's Journey is going to be released in a decorated cardboard box. But what will be on the front? Take a first look at the current workstage of our cover art!
When you encounter stinging insects in a sea of flowers and they are out of reach, the special power of the green costume comes in handy!
Many people find that our current 8-bit platformer "Sam's Journey" for the Commodore 64 makes quite a consolesque impression. We're going to take this even further and put the game on a very special cartridge!
Sometimes, things are not what they seem to be. Behind an apparently solid wall, Sam discovers a secret passage and finds a new special item that gets him airborne!
In some situations, the key to success is to wait for the opportune moment. In other situations, however, a proper sprint is the way to go!
On his journey through the strange world, Sam discovers another costume, and this one comes with a twist!
On this year's Gamescom, Dengeki Gamer interviewed Chester Kollschen, head of Knights of Bytes, about retro gaming in general and Sam's Journey in particular.
Many people stopped by at the stand of the German print magazine RETURN in the retro section of the Gamescom to give Sam's Journey a try.
This weekend, you can meet Sam at the Gamescom! The nice people of the German print magazine RETURN have a booth in hall 10.2 and invited us to show the game's current state of development.
Remember Sam's transformation into a pirate? That was certainly very cool, but there's more! Let's see what the black suit has in stock for our hero...
Never underestimate the cute and the tiny! Sam can be the common guy in one moment and a sword-swinging buccaneer in the next...
The world of Sam's Journey is not only visually appealing. There's also music in the air!
After some days of running and jumping, Sam is now extending his skill set.
Let's welcome Sam. This cute little fellow is the hero of our current indie game project for the Commodore 64 home computer.
One decade after their last game for the legendary Commodore 64 home computer, the Knights of Bytes now return with a brand-new original 8-bit production targeting this ever fascinating machine and its faithful fans.
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