Sam's Journey

Sam

Pre-Order Sam's Journey Now At Protovision!

You can now pre-order Sam's Journey along with some additional goodies at the Protovision online store! Shipping is expected to start in December.

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Quick Info

Genre: Scrolling Platform Game
Platform: Commodore 64 (PAL "Vanilla" or NTSC with REU)
Media: 5.25" Disk (PAL or NTSC) and Cartridge (PAL)
Status: Almost Complete
Distributor: Protovision

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.

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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!

Screenshots

Sam's Overworld Map Sam In The Deep Forest Pirate Sam In The Ice Lands Ninja Sam In The Hot Desert

Features

· 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!


Just Because There Are Flowers, Things Are Not Less Tricky!
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Updates on Sam's Journey

Sam In The Sky With Diamonds

Did you know? As many as 40 diamonds can be found in each level of our upcoming C64 platformer Sam's Journey!

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Sam's Journey: Box Content Revealed!

You have already seen the beautifully decorated cardboard box of Sam's Journey from the outside - and now you'll get to know what precious items it contains!

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First Glimpse At Sam's Journey Cardboard Box

Protovision have just released the first pictures of their cardboard box for Sam's Journey - and it looks awesome!

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Sam's Journey Ready For Pre-Order!

You don't want to miss the game when it comes out? You can now secure your personal copy of Sam's Journey at Protovision!

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Evolution Of A Title Picture

See the stages of Sam's Journey's title picture from an all black-and-white drawing to a fully colorized picture!

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First Boss To Await Sam - And A Very Froggy One!

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.

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The World Of Sam - Now With Enemies!

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!

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Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Knights of Bytes wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Sam Reached A Big Checkpoint!

Sam Reached A Big Checkpoint!

We're happy to announce that our upcoming C64 platformer Sam's Journey has just achieved a very important milestone!

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Memory Over Board!

Memory Over Board!

Phew, that was close! With virtually no memory left, it's time to freeze features.

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REU Enables Sam's Journey On NTSC Systems

REU Enables Sam's Journey On NTSC Systems

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.

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First Batch Of Sam Cartridges In Assembly!

First Batch Of Sam Cartridges In Assembly!

The first batch of both boards and shells arrived at Protovision and is now being assembled to cartridges for Sam's Journey.

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Sam Spotted At The RetroBarcelona 2016!

Sam Spotted At The RetroBarcelona 2016!

Visitors of Barcelona's biggest game exhibition took a peek at Sam's Journey.

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Sam Had A Great Time At The Gamescom

Meet Sam At This Year's Gamescom

Sam had a great time at the ‎gamescom‬ 2016 as many visitors stopped by to join his journey!

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It's Gamescom 2016 - And Sam Will Pay A Visit!

Meet Sam At This Year's Gamescom

On 18 August 2016, the gamescom exhibition in Cologne, Germany will open its doors - and Sam will pay a visit!

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Sam Going To Jump THE 64, Too!

Sam Going To Jump THE 64

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!

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Protovision To Distribute Sam's Journey

Sam Goes Protovision

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!

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Sam Made The Cover!

Cover Art Preview

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!

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Sam's Perfect Pitch

Sam's Perfect Pitch

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!

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A Special Cartridge For Sam's Journey

Sam's Journey Prototype Cartridge

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!

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The Secrets Of Count Sam

Sam Exploring An Underground Passage

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!

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Timing Is Crucial, Sam!

Sam Exploring An Underground Passage

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!

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Sam's Disco Fever

Sam in Black

On his journey through the strange world, Sam discovers another costume, and this one comes with a twist!

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Interview With Chester Kollschen By Dengeki Gamer

Chester Kollschen being interviewed by Dengeki Gamer

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.

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Sam Is Back From The Gamescom!

Sam's Sign at the Gamescom

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.

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Meet Sam At The Gamescom!

Sam's Buttons for the Gamescom

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.

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Metamorphosis, Part 2: Sam In Black

Sam in Black

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...

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Metamorphosis, Part 1: A Pirate's Life For Sam

A Pirate's Life For Sam

Never underestimate the cute and the tiny! Sam can be the common guy in one moment and a sword-swinging buccaneer in the next...

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Play It Again, Sam!

Sam listening to his Soundtrack

The world of Sam's Journey is not only visually appealing. There's also music in the air!

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New Basic Moves For Sam

Sam in the Forest and in the Deep Sea

After some days of running and jumping, Sam is now extending his skill set.

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Welcome, Sam!

Sam on a Bridge in the Green Hills

Let's welcome Sam. This cute little fellow is the hero of our current indie game project for the Commodore 64 home computer.

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New Indie Game For Retro Platform In Development

First Teaser Picture

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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