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Cosmic Force - Retro Shoot 'Em Up game for the Commodore 64 in the classic arcade style of Galaxian, Galaga, Defender and Star Wars.
Cosmic Force - Retro Shoot 'Em Up game for the Commodore 64 in the classic arcade style of Galaxian, Galaga, Defender and Star Wars.
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COSMIC FORCE - C64 Retro Shoot 'Em Up

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COSMIC FORCE 

COSMIC FORCE is a old-school action Shoot 'em up for the Commodore 64 fuelled with full Rob Hubbard in your face SID music from Jason Page and Mr Rob Hubbard. 

ENHANCED COSMIC FORCE SID TRACK will be released via MP3 Download and on the Documentary Blu-Ray

Get a sneak peek at Jason Page's Enhanced COSMIC FORCE SID TRACK with the video below...

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HI SCORE TO BE SAVED ONLINE WITH HALL OF FAME

As well as saving your HI SCORE on Disk and Cartridge you will also be able to save you HI SCORE online to the HALL OF FAME.

Saving to the HALL OF FAME will be by special codes obtained from COSMIC FORCE when achieving HI SCORES.

COSMIC FORCE online HALL OF FAME
COSMIC FORCE online HALL OF FAME

Exiting news ... COSMIC FORCE will be released on CARTRIDGE for the C64/C128 

C64/C128 Cart
C64/C128 Cart

The COSMIC FORCE cartridge will contain the full game in it's 512KiB flash ROM and have the capacity of saving the high score and level to it's 2KiB serial EEPROM.

NEW REWARD CREATED

Cartridge Deluxe Release - £65

  • C64/C128 Compatible Cartridge
  • 5.25" Floppy Disk - Cosmic Force
  • USB Cassette Tape Game Disk Image & Extras
  • Classic Game Box & User Manual
  • Blu-ray - The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up
  • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
  • Cosmic Force - Extras download
  • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
  • Backer Credit in User Manual and Documentary
  • Backer Access to Video Diaries

NOTE: Company Sponsor and Executive Producer Design a Space Ship include C64/C128 Compatible Cartridge

Floppy Disk Release
Floppy Disk Release

Boxed floppy drive release for original Commodore 64 hardware.

USB Cassette Release
USB Cassette Release

USB cassette release with full disk image for disk emulators or PC/MAC software emulators.

Behind the scenes documentary - The Creation of an 8-bit Shoot 'Em Up
Behind the scenes documentary - The Creation of an 8-bit Shoot 'Em Up

The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up Blu-ray or download documentary going behind the scenes on how Cosmic Force is developed will be included in every reward.

CLASSIC GAME BOX AND USER MANUAL

All Reward levels apart from Download will come in a classic game box with a colour user manual.

Box and Manual
Box and Manual

GAMEPLAY

You're are protecting your colony planets from enemy alien attack. There are 3 phases of defence. 

#1 is like Galaxian/Galaga. The enemy has sent waves of space drone ships to reach and attack one of your colony planets. You must stop as many of the drones as possible from landing!!! 

#2 is like Star Wars. Your playing in 1st person in a dogfight over the planet chasing drones as they attempt to enter the planets atmosphere.

#3 is like Defender. You're skimming your colony planet searching and destroying landing alien drones to stop enemy bases being built. The more bases you stop being built the less the enemy has a strong hold. Enemy bases must be destroyed before they are completed enabling the enemy portal to be opened and your planet invaded.

Arcade inspiration...
Arcade inspiration...

Hi Score Saving

  • Hi Score will be saved on disk

POWER-UP'S

  • BONUS POINTS
  • INVINCIBILITY (for a few seconds)
  • TWIN LASER
  • SCATTER BOMB
  • EXTRA LIFE (at set score levels)
  • CHALLENGE LEVELS 

Thanks Mark Carter for your extra input on gameplay. 

PLATFORMS

You will be able to play Cosmic Force on a number of platforms for PAL or NTSC including:

  • Original hardware Commodore 64/128 with 1541 compatible Disk Drive
  • Original hardware Commodore 64/128 with 1541 Disk Drive Emulator SD Card Reader
  • C64 Mini
  • PC/MAC with VICE C64 Emulator
  • Raspberry pi with VICE C64 Emulator
  • C64 Forever Emulator
  • ULTIMATE-64

MUSIC

Rob Hubbard

Rob Hubbard is a British composer and legend best known for his composition of computer game theme music for the Commodore 64.

Original track from Rob Hubbard (Radio Ace) included
Original track from Rob Hubbard (Radio Ace) included

Track: Radio Ace from Project Hubbard is included in Cosmic Force.

Radio Ace has never been previously released in a game and was originally a demo for an EA board meeting for MT32.

Jason Page

Jason Page co-produced and composed tracks for Project Hubbard and is an old-school c64/Amiga tracker-music composer. Notable examples of commercial games he's made soundtracks for are Fire & Ice (1992), Uridium 2 (1993), Empire Soccer 94 (1994), and now COSMIC FORCE (2019). 

Jason Page composed for Uridium 2 on the AMIGA
Jason Page composed for Uridium 2 on the AMIGA

Track: Cosmic Force Theme is included in Cosmic Force.

The Cosmic Force Theme track fully embodies the essence of a crazy good Rob Hubbard track.


DEVELOPMENT 

Steven Fletcher in action...!
Steven Fletcher in action...!

Steven Fletcher is the main developer of Cosmic Force and has over 30 years of development experience including commercial programming for the Commodore 64/128 and the Amiga.

Steven also directed the documentary The Commodore Story.

The Commodore Story - Changing the world 8-bits at a time

The Commodore Story is a cram packed feature documentary film that takes us through Commodore's evolution from the 70's to the 90's from the PET, Vic20, C64 to the Amiga and beyond including the very rare C65 and the retro wave of nostalgic events and Commodore/Amiga related products hitting the market today. We take a journey across Europe and the US interviewing ex-Commodore staff and end users.


BLUEPRINT... 

Fighter
Fighter
Drone 1
Drone 1
Drone 2
Drone 2
Drone 3
Drone 3

SUPPORT

Derek Morris - Author Retro Game Deve - retrogamedev.com

retrogamedev.com
retrogamedev.com

Michal Taszycki - C64 Programming Tutorials - 64Bites.com

64bites.com
64bites.com

Marcin Skoczylas - C64 Debugger - https://sourceforge.net/projects/c64-debugger/

Arthur Jordison - CBM Program Studio

Michael Fletcher - Graphic Designer

Matthew Fletcher - Cinematographer 


We will be working with Pixel artists, programmers and other consultants during the development of Cosmic Force.

Cosmic Force - Cover Art
Cosmic Force - Cover Art

Risks and challenges

WavemStudios is an established company and has had a number of successful campaigns including the documentary The Commodore Story.
We have many years experience in development and will be working with some of the communities top experts to make Cosmic Force the best it can be.

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    All Downloads

    All downloads of game and documentary. Disk image to run on PC/MAC or C64 via flash reader.

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    • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
    • Cosmic Force - Extras download
    • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
    • Backer Credit in User Manual and Documentary
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    5.25" Floppy Disk Game & Documentary

    Boxed 5.25" floppy disk with user manual and Blu-ray of documentary

    Includes:
    • 5.25" Floppy Disk - Cosmic Force
    • Classic Game Box & User Manual
    • Blu-ray - The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up
    • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
    • Cosmic Force - Extras download
    • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
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    USB Cassette Tape Game & Documentary

    Boxed USB cassette tape with user manual and Blu-ray of documentary

    Includes:
    • USB Cassette Tape Game Disk Image & Extras
    • Classic Game Box & User Manual
    • Blu-ray - The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up
    • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
    • Cosmic Force - Extras download
    • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
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    Floppy Disk - USB Cassette Tape & Doc

    Boxed 5.25" Floppy Disk plus USB cassette tape with user manual and Blu-ray of documentary

    Includes:
    • 5.25" Floppy Disk - Cosmic Force
    • USB Cassette Tape Game Disk Image & Extras
    • Classic Game Box & User Manual
    • Blu-ray - The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up
    • Cosmic Force - Extras download
    • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
    • Backer Credit in User Manual and Documentary
    • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
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    Cartridge Deluxe Release

    C64/C128 Compatible Cartridge, Boxed 5.25" Floppy Disk, USB cassette tape with user manual and Blu-ray of documentary

    Includes:
    • C64/C128 Compatible Cartridge
    • 5.25" Floppy Disk - Cosmic Force
    • USB Cassette Tape Game Disk Image & Extras
    • Classic Game Box & User Manual
    • Blu-ray - The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up
    • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
    • Cosmic Force - Extras download
    • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
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    • Backer Access to Video Diaries
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    Company Sponsor

    Your company logo will be included in the User Manual and the Documentary film.
    Boxed 5.25" Floppy Disk plus USB cassette tape with user manual and Blu-ray of documentary.

    Includes:
    • Company Logo in User Manual & Documentary Film
    • 5.25" Floppy Disk - Cosmic Force
    • USB Cassette Tape Game Disk Image & Extras
    • Classic Game Box & User Manual
    • Blu-ray - The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up
    • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
    • Cosmic Force - Extras download
    • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
    • Backer Credit in User Manual and Documentary
    • Backer Access to Video Diaries
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    Executive Producer Design a Space Ship

    As Executive Producer you will have your name Immortalised in the game Cosmic Force plus you will design and name a space ship that will be used in gameplay.
    Your company logo will be included in the User Manual and the Documentary film.
    C64/C128 Compatible Cartridge, Boxed 5.25" Floppy Disk plus USB cassette tape with user manual and Blu-ray of documentary.

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit in Game
    • Design and Name a Space Ship
    • Company Logo in User Manual & Documentary Film
    • C64/C128 Compatible Cartridge
    • 5.25" Floppy Disk - Cosmic Force
    • Classic Game Box & User Manual
    • Blu-ray - The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up
    • USB Cassette Tape Game Disk Image & Extras
    • Cosmic Force - Extras download
    • Cosmic Force - Disk image download
    • The Creation of an 8-Bit Shoot 'Em Up - Download
    • Backer Credit in User Manual and Documentary
    • Backer Access to Video Diaries
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