Klartz and the Dark Forces

Dragon Dungeon

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Klartz and the Dark Forces was a Quill based adventure being produced for the Dragon 32, C64 and ZX Spectrum back in 1984 by an obscure company called Dragon Dungeon.

It was advertised in a few magazines at the time, including BigK magazine in 1984.

The game was an interlinked series of adventures set in different time zones and on different planets.  You are a member of a small group of survivors dedicated to a plan to rid the universe of Klartz and his Dark Forces.

The C64 version in particular was advertised as being a 120K extended graphics version for £9.95, but sadly it was never to be for reasons which are yet unknown.  Nothing more was ever to surface of the game it seems, not even any screenshots showing the game (though we wouldn’t mind being proven wrong of course! 😉 )

Even the Spectrum version is currently missing in action, but the Dragon 32 version was actually sold and released.  Looking at the Dragon Dungeon name, it seems that the company may well have been a Dragon 32 focused company, with a view to spread into other platforms.  Maybe they hit troubles trying to convert their game to other platforms?

It is still early days yet – but with the game being almost 30 years old now, it is becoming less and less likely that anything could be found.  Who were behind Dragon Dungeon?  Was it Mike Meineckis?  Was it even ever started?

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