A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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Protovision is proud to present Sam's Journey from Knights of Bytes, probably the most ambitioned platform game for the Commodore 64 of all time!

Although Sam is quite small, he can run very fast and jump even higher. That's why the camera has to hurry up and keep track, no matter where he's going!

Sam has a variety of basic moves. While running and jumping are obvious skills, his ability to climb makes him able to reach new heights. And with his free diving skill, he can explore the underwater passages of the deep sea.

The world of Sam's Journey is not only a visual one. Every scenery that Sam traverses on his journey comes with its own unique song that emphasizes the location's atmosphere.

This game is fully compatible to THEC64 mini.

Game Features:

  • Classic 8-Bit Platform Action
  • Very colorful Graphics
  • Fast Free-Directional Scrolling
  • Many Basic Moves Plus Climbing And Swimming
  • 6 Special Costumes With Additional Skills
  • 3 Overworld Maps
  • 27 Huge Levels With Multiple Sections
  • 2000 Screens To Be Explored
  • 14 Different Graphical Settings
  • 19 Beautiful Tunes
  • Sound Effects
  • Hidden Items To Be Found
  • Secret Passages To Be Discovered
  • Checkpoint System
  • Savegame Option, also on Cartridge

The digital edition of Sam's Journey is included with every order of a physical edition of Sam!
It consists of:

  • Sam disk version PAL (4 d64 files)
  • Sam disk version NTSC (4 d64 files)
  • Sam cartridge version PAL Englisch (GMod2 files)
  • Sam THEC64 mini version (crt and cjm file)
  • Manual as PDF

for cartridge versions: the cartridge files are currently emulated only
by VICE 3.1+. They cannot be used with an EasyFlash cartridge or 1541
Ultimate. For the disk versions, these limitations do not apply.

This game is compatible to THE64 Mini & Maxi.

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(32 total ratings)
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Colorful, Commodore 64, Fast-Paced, sam
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish; Castilian


Buy Now$23.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $23.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Sam's Journey (C64 files only) 5 MB
Sam's Journey (Windows executable) 32 MB


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Is 5here a digital manual included?

yes, there is the 16-page color PDF manual
It's also written in the description

  • Sam disk version PAL (4 d64 files)
  • Sam disk version NTSC (4 d64 files)
  • Sam cartridge version PAL Englisch (GMod2 files)
  • Sam THEC64 mini version (crt and cjm file)
  • Manual as PDF
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Best and most comprehensive game of its kind. For those who don't know it yet, here is our review, gameplay & detailed interview with programmer "Chester Kollschen" (Knights of Bytes) in German. English subtitles should also be available. 🙂

I've bought this game directly on the Protovision website a while ago. And as it's already mentioned many, many times: This game is simply marvelous!

in a few words the best c64 platform game by far, I mean it!!! 10/10 in graphics, animation,  sound Fx, catchy background music, pixel art, and playability superb... so fun to play with,  you won't find a game like this, just advice, you better get a box version, worth every dollar, this jewel deserves to have a physical copy!!! go for it!!... BTW I´m waiting for another outstanding new game from you guys!!


It is not an excellent game, it is a super excellent game. More than 5 I would give it 20 stars, the music, the levels, the gameplay, there is nothing to say, this game is unbelievable, I already won it and I will play it again, it is unique, a game like very few there are. in the world so good and so well done congratulations

Thanks for your awesome comment! Glad you like Sam's Journey so much. Now on to the 100% challenge? :-)

If I complete it at 50, now we go to 100 and wait for Sams Journey 2? who knows :-)