A Pig Quest
Image: Piggy 18

If you're looking for a reason to blow the cobwebs off your Commodore 64, then we might have just the thing for you.

Recently, the coder Antonio Savona and the team at Piggy 18 (you know, like PEGI 18) released its gorgeous new platformer A Pig Quest for the machine after three years of development. A Pig Quest follows an adventurous pig named Frank Further as he embarks on a quest into a mysterious cave to retrieve his village's four statues of wellness and break a demoralizing curse. Players will control Frank, as he moves between 5 worlds and over 200 screens, jumping across deadly chasms and battling enemies with the help of their trusty throwing knives.

There's plenty to love, with the game boasting non-linear gameplay, beautiful background graphics, and a bunch of atmospheric SID tunes to underscore the action. There are even some dynamic rain and weather effects too, which help make the world feel that little more detailed.

If you want to check the game out for yourself, you can purchase it for €9.99 from Piggy 18's itch.io page (along with an illustrated PDF manual and the mp3 OST). There's also a boxed version that you can preorder at the publisher Protovision's website for €55. The game should work on real hardware, as well as most emulators.

Have you already given it a try? Let us know what you think!

[source piggy18.itch.io]