Commodore 64 Gets Revived With The 64

The 64 - Gamers Heroes
The 64 – Gamers Heroes
Remember the good ol’ days, when you didn’t need state-of-the art graphics to have a good time? Retro Games Ltd does, and hopes to bring the unbridled joy of the Commodore 64 days to a new generation of gamers. Introducing The 64, a home computer and portable reimagining of the classic system.

Bundled with a joystick, a selection of games, and a custom UI, The 64 remigines the Commodore 64 system that originally came out in 1982. Powered by a power ARM Cortex SoC, the system uses all the modern interfaces consumers are used to today. The 64 has the following specifications (taken from the IndieGoGo page):

  • Accurate recreation of the classic Commodore 64.
  • HDMI video and audio output.
  • We are considering composite video in addition to HDMI, for use on classic televisions.
  • Multiple SIDs for stereo sound (6581 or 8580)
  • New high-capacity (512MB+) writable cartridge support, with an adapter interface available later to provide classic cartridge compatibility.
  • Support for current storage media (for example SD cards), with emulation of the 1541.
  • Multiple joystick support for multi-player games.
  • Support for many of the popular emulator game file formats.
  • Firmware upgradable to support additional features and machines in the future (DTV64 features, etc.)

    You can view a trailer for The 64 below:

    The 64 – Trailer

    Asking for $150,000, the campaign has raised $41,000 so far, with a month left to go. You can view The 64’s IndieGoGo page here.

    [infobox style=’success’ static=’1′]Source: Press Release[/infobox]

  • Casey Scheld

    Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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