A game that has been discussed on the Lemon64 forums for over 10 years, but somehow we missed it. Heartbreaker was a game by CBE in 1984 and was discovered by YouTuber Polaventris.
A very intriguing Pooyan style game, its origins are not quite known. Apparently the game was found on a bunch of disks purchased from someone in Finland.
When Polaventris was asked to preserve the game, it was sent to a forum member in 2012/13, but unfortunately this was the only copy and hasn’t since surfaced. It is a huge shame, and it is hoped this wasn’t the only copy left in existence.
We wonder if perhaps CBE was not a company, but refers to the initials of a developer behind the game. That score panel also looks quite similar to another too.
An anonymous contributor (thanks!) suggests that the logo letters on the presentation screen have the colours black, yellow and red – the same order as the Belgian flag. The house in the intro also looking like an Alps mountain hut – so is the game perhaps of mid-European origin?
We will try and do some more digging soon when we get more time, but if you have any more information in the meantime or any suggestions who CBE might be – please do get in touch.
Contributions: Lemon64.com, Lenny Bronstein, Anonymous
I think it could be a very good idea to ask about these letters “CBE” in the Commodore Scene Data Base (CSDB). Really alot of the whole C64 scene can be find there and maybe someone there, knows something about this game? The chance is definately there, because also alot users there, had programmed games and demos, in the past.
Can not ask there by myself, because i am not a member there, but maybe someone from “Games that werent” knows someone who is member in CSDB, then this person can ask. Just a suggestion, but i think, this way, of finding out something about the game, you should definitely try.
Good suggestion Lemmy, i’ll ask around and see if anyone has any suggestions.