Newcomer, a commodore 64 RPG to be released in 2010

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by SomeBritishDude, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

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    Feb 21, 2010
  2. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    180 NPCs? 50 WHOLE AREAS?!?!? Amazing, I really admire their determination for keeping it alive 20 years.
     
  3. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    A whopping 2MB!

    I hope it's good - the graphics wouldn't bother me in the least, if it's actually playable and well-balanced.
     
  4. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 24, 2010
    That actually looks amazing, I don't care that there was a twenty year development time, I love these style of games, i bought wasteland, I'll buy this to, now if only we had a new wales voyage with retro graphics, to go with this. I usually took breaks from wasteland to play wales voyage, when I got stuck on the former, now I need to find a similar game to play next to newcomer!
     
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Ah this game, when I got into the retro mood years ago when I discovered they are still making games for old home computer I came across Newcomer.
    I have been following it since the Enhanced edition was announced.

    Interesting how suddenly a 'big' site discovers it.
     
  6. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    Sounds awesome! I'm guess you will need a emulator to play this on the pc?

    Any release date? I didn't see one on the site
     
  7. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    The article said for PC, Mac and Linux so i guess there will be multiple versions.
     
  8. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    Ah didn't see that, thank you
     
  9. Bulero

    Bulero First time out of the vault

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    Dec 9, 2010
    Very cool. I hope it's worth the effort.
     
  10. Barrett

    Barrett Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 8, 2007
    Pretty old, I played the downloadable version a few years back but never got into it really, got stuck somewhere. Always loved the atmosphere though, glad to see that it has some worldwide coverage now. It was pretty much inspired by the stuff people like around here. (wasteland, fallout, old ultimas) Still have a few issues of a local gaming magazine featuring a hefty walkthrough and articles of the original commercial version... they're from about ... what, '95!? Time flies.

    Unfortunately I don't see myself ever finishing this even after the final-final edition comes out but I do hope some masochist LP this. (Codex, I'm looking at you.)
     
  11. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Looks like an Andyman job at least to LP this beast of a game.

    Will probably buy it just because they deserve some casheroos for that amount of dedication.
    Though I love old fashioned graphics, I still boot up Dune 2 every now and again just for the unit pics.