A nice looking preview of a puzzler with a strange name. This is another clone of the simple ‘Pairs’ concept, with nothing really new to add, apart from a different front end and some nice graphics.
At the time, this kind of game was rife on the C64 market, and was being produced for mail order companies after the C64’s commercial death.
This never turned up as a full release, but then there is an argument if its actually already complete or not. The original release by LSD was back in 1996, and only released as a preview, and it doesn’t seem to be lacking on many features so far.
The developer Artur Torun got in touch in June 2022, and confirmed that it was only released as a preview and never finished. The original plan was to add more levels with different graphic styles and difficulty levels. Tragically, the graphics artist Toush (Krzysztof Dobek) passed away in 2007.
Artur found our page when thinking about resurrecting the game, to polish and release a final version. It is hoped that Artur does indeed go ahead, as it would be wonderful to see the game fully finished after around 25 years. Watch this space!
Contributions: Ramos, Gaz Spence, Artur Torun
01/05/22 – Tidy up of the write up and fixed the name and year.
Hey guys. I am the coder of this Game (Artur Torun) not a Robert Skassa as it states in the credits. You can double check the credits here: https://csdb.dk/release/?id=95991
As for the actual game, it was released as Preview and never finished. The original plan was to add more levels with different graphics styles and difficulty levels. Also Sadly the Gfx designer Toush (Krzysztof Dobek) passed away in 2007.
Although yesterday (what a coincidence!?), I had an idea to to actually deassemble this Game, polish it and release Final version.
Is it worth it? What do you guys think?
Hi Artur, many thanks for getting in touch and thank you for the corrections and details about the development, which I have now updated on the page. I’m very sorry to hear also about Toush and his passing in 2007.
Regarding finishing off the game and polishing as a final release – that would be fantastic, and a great time – especially with the resurgence of the C64 in recent years. I would certainly try and help spread the word if you did finish and release the game in some way. Always amazing to see cancelled titles eventually finished in later years :)
I second that on you finishing/polishing up the game. Always great when a developer pops in and says hello. If you have a red carpet release party I would like an invite. ;-)
This game is more often referred as Kick Your Brain and in fact the original non-cracked version of the preview is on csdb (id 95991). It was released by a demo group called LSD. The coder of the game is actually still active in the scene with Padua so it’s very possible he’d be contactable regarding the game.
Thanks Gaz – updated the page and will try and get hold of the coder. Fixed URL too.