Name: Ultimate Quest: Catacomb
Released: October 14, 2013 (originally created in 1989)
Requirements: Commodore 64 + Disk Drive
Description: Vintage CRPG from 1989 that was almost finished is now finally available.
Me and a friend in high school started programming a computer role
playing game for the C64 in 1988. It was ambitious for us at the time;
it features a city map, wilderness areas and a dungeon to explore. By
mid-1989, while we we had done most of the elements featured in the game
that you see here, they were quite disjointed and it was full of bugs.
So we abandoned it in a semi-finished state. 24 years after the project
had been abandoned, I decided to finally finish it so that it can be
part of the upcoming Psytronik release, Realms of Quest IV (for the
All of the maps, graphics and original text have been preserved. The
main improvements was debugging the game, making sure that all the
elements are properly connected and rewriting the slow BASIC routines to
draw the maps on the screen into fast assembly language. A new splash
screen to introduce the game was created, and it will be included in
The instructions on how to play can be read from the main menu.