Georg Rottensteiner & Trevor Storey, 2012
RGCD (in association with Psytronik Software) are proud to present Georg Rottensteiner and Trevor Storey's long-awaited collaborative project Soulless. Our biggest game release to date, it was a real struggle to squeeze this epic adventure complete with full intro and outro sequences into the 64KB limit, but nonetheless Georg succeeded in releasing a cartridge version to go alongside the tape, disk and download releases on sale via Psytronik's online store.
A hybrid of Draconius and Impossible Mission, Soulless is an exploratory platformer that sees you playing the role of a betrayed King who has been transformed into a beast and trapped within an subterranean prison, your mission being to gather the soul-stones hidden throughout the 70+ screen underworld in order to regain your humanity. When collected, the soul-stones must be placed in the correct sequence within the chamber at the top of the map, but your quest will not be easy; not only is the underworld populated by foul traps and evil critters to avoid, but every time you play each of the stones will be hidden within a different object and their order randomised!
Soulless is both NTSC and PAL compatible, and its joystick-only control means that it's even playable on the Commodore 64 GS console. The game comes in an internally LED illuminated purple transparent cartridge shell complete with two printed soul-stone sheets, an A3 map and poster, stickers, a companion CD containing 600MB of bonus material and a 16 page comic/instruction booklet!
These extras come at a cost though, and we at RGCD appreciate that the price tag may be too expensive for some. This is why we have also provided the option (in the destination box below) for customers to buy the boxed cartridge only at a reduced price. The game, instructions, map and soul-stone sheets can also be downloaded here.
The standard cartridge version is packaged in a cardboard carton, whereas the deluxe version uses a modified plastic Universal Game Case.
The cover art features an illustration by Smila and the game comes complete with two printed soul-stone sheets, an A3 map and poster, stickers, a companion CD containing 600MB of bonus material and a 16 page comic/instruction booklet! The 64KB PCB is housed in a transparent purple cartridge shell illuminated by an internal LED.
Please note that Pystronik Software are also selling the game on disk and tape and as a download for £14.99/£9.99, £4.99 and £1.99 respectively (plus shipping). The full game is also available for free download from the Commodore Scene Database (CSDB).