Kye for C64
A downloadable game
This is the C64 port of Colin Garbutt's puzzle game from 1992, Kye. You can play the original game via archive.org's emulator here.
The reason I made this port was primarily technical: I wanted to implement a game in 6502 assembly involving hundreds of active objects interacting with each other, and push graphical limits at the same time by augmenting hi-res graphics with a dynamic sprite overlay. Kye was the perfect candidate for this experiment, since it saved me the trouble of having to come up with my own design, and it's a mostly forgotten game with a lot of user-made levels that's definitely worth a bit of fresh attention.
The goal of the game is simple: move around with the green circle thing and collect all the diamonds. It's up to you to discover the rules!
Controls: joystick in port 2 exclusively. No keyboard input.
Original game: Colin Garbutt
- Default: Colin Garbutt
- Sampler: Dr Floyd?
- Plus 2: Mark & Dave @ Positive Ltd.
- New Kye: Unkown
- Shapes & Monsters: Dennis K. Fitzgerald
- Danish: Jytte Madsen & Erik Jacobsen
C64 port and music: Patai Gergely
The full source of the project is available on GitHub.
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Excellent version of an excellent game
Interesting game. One for playing over Christmas I think with a bit of spare time to get into it. Well done.
Very interesting game. I am a fan of puzzle games 😁 This title gives you something to think about, which is something for me. If you allow it your work will be posted as a fresh news in our magazine "K&A PLUS"
Also, if you agree we will put it in our COVER DISK. For further discussion, I invite you to email:
With best regards. Editor of "K&A PLUS"
Retro Chlop 😎
Sure, feel free to distribute the unchanged versions of the game, just please link back to this page.
Ok thank you on behalf of the editorial staff 😁 Due to the fact that our COVER DISK for issue #22 of our magazine is already full (such is my latest data) your game will appear in the next one i.e. #23. Of course, you are welcome to continue working with us. Regards.
Retro Chlop 😎
very good game,thanks
Very good job! :-)