An interesting puzzler which was released for the Amiga and Amstrad platforms, but not on the C64 – as stated would be the case in C&VG magazine. This was released in Europe under the name of “Tiny Skweeks”
The game was pretty well received on its released platforms, so we can only assume that the game was a casualty of the French company’s lack of interest in the C64 platform compared to the Amstrad, due to the popularity of the machine being much greater in France.
The question is whether anything was actually started on a C64 conversion, or was it just vapourware overall?
Well, Martin Pugh has found that there are C64 instructions listed in the Amstrad CPC instructions, giving evidence that its very likely a game had existed. So who was behind it, and what happened exactly to it?
Martin has found that Frédéric Motte (Moby) composed a C64 tune for the game, and confirmed it was never released. The tune is now sadly lost. Hopefully he will know more about the development!
Watch this space!
Contributions: Ross Sillifant, Martin Pugh
Also interesting is this page:-
search for super skweeks
Sounds like it was more than vapourware…but sounds like it was never released.
You mean this ?
“Tiny Skweeks (Amiga, PC, C64)”
Btw Just in case ,
” THE TINY SKWEEKS
ATREID CONCEPT/ LORICIEL
Full game development (Z80A)
– Level maps loading (Level & art) using a Commodore C64 format (???)
Could maybe this imply anything?
Thanks Nemo. Have contacted Moby, but now also Daniel to see what he has to say. Cheers for the heads up!
In addition, the french CPC Tiny Skweeks instructions list both C64 tape and disk loading instructions. There are also ST, Amiga and IBM PC loading instructions and they all exist.
Thanks Martin! Will try and get scans added for that now :)