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March 2018, Commodore 64 game (.d64, .tap, pdf/manual)

Atom Heart (C64)

Atom Heart, a science-fiction, shoot'em up adventure for the Commodore 64

For the Commodore 64 and emulators like VICE v3.x+:

You are the captain of the ATOM-X nuclear-powered spacecraft in this fine-tuned, full science-fiction adventure.

Tip: Read the instructions to ‘decipher’ possible tips. Your ATOM-X space craft has more than its Atomizer for its offensive capabilities, but you must learn your opponents and obstacles!

Support or add to your collection:


  • Code: Chris Yates
  • Music: Richard Bayliss
  • Graphics: Mo Dernart
  • Design: Mo Dernart
  • Loader: Martin Piper

PS. Huge thanks to Richard Bayliss for the amazing title theme track as well as repacking, general assistance and for hosting the S.E.U.C.K. C64 gaming compos! The New Dimension (TND)

​If you don't have a Commodore 64, you can easily load and play this game with a gamepad, joystick, or even keyboard via the free VICE Commodore Emulator.

Make sure to install VICE v3.x+.
To load a game, you just start the emulator. Choose from top-left 'File' menu > "Smart-attach disk/tape," select either .d64 (disk file) -or- the .tap (tape file) and game will load. To save a game, you can easily load/save to a saved game file (.vsf aka virtual save file) in emulator, from 'Snapshot' menu.

Good luck, Lotnik!

VICE is developed native for Linux, is available for most operating systems but has a great Windows version called WinVICE. You can find the latest versions here to download: VICE Commodore Emulator