Pepe’s Garden

Prisma Software

Status: No Download, Findability: 1/5

A short entry for another Prisma educational title which was completed, but never released for some reason. The game did see release on the Amiga in 1991.

All we know is that the developer was someone called “Simon”, and they had the following to say back in 2020:

“I worked on the C64 port of another Prisma title, Pepe’s Garden. Never released. I remember having to use all kinds of tricks to fit the disk-based 16 bit title into a single load 64k. Got vague memories of having to compress stuff and stash it under one of the ROMs. Think I also did some stuff with dynamically creating sprites from the character set data, and maybe even some sprite raster tricks too, because obviously 16 bit machines had access to hardware like a Blitter, and all the little ol’ C64 had was 8 sprites.

I don’t have a copy of it any more. I think I managed to port most, perhaps all, of the original 16 bit game, but I don’t recall if I finished it. Don’t remember coding any sound or music. Slim chance the source code may be on an old floppy somewhere, but no idea where.”

Do you know anything more about this game and can it be recovered?

Contributions: Simon (?)

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