The Future Was 8-bit (TFW8b), predominately known for producing SD2IEC devices and the Penultimate+ Cartridge for the VIC20, has recently launched a new ‘9.99 Range’ of cartridge games featuring a number of in-house and user created titles.
Initially catering for the Commodore VIC20 and Commodore 64 platforms, the ‘9.99 Range’ launched with the following titles:
- Cheese and Onion (VIC20)
- Nibbler (VIC20)
- Future Fighter (VIC20)
- Spaceship Minus One (VIC20)
- Ms Rodman (C64)
- Super Goatron (C64)
When asked about what triggered the innovative online retro tech business to launch its own range of titles on cartridge format, TFW8b revealed ‘We wanted to liberate the physical game market a little. You don’t need a massive Kickstarter to create code’.
While the use of the 9.99 branding implies that all games cost £9.99, the fact is that this is simply an indication of the starting price of the titles that the firm will be releasing its physical games.
As to whether they were looking to extend the number of titles anytime soon, TFW8b stated ‘ Yep, that’s the whole point. Obviously at £9.99 we’ll never recover the outlay but overall, with a few titles valued a little higher, hopefully, this won’t turn into a money pit.’
True to their word, over the past couple of days, has just announced that WTF for the C64 has been added and will only cost £9.99.
You can order your copy of the TFW8b carts from their website.