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About Protovision

Protovision was founded by Malte Mundt and Stefan Gutsch in late 1996. Over the years, more and more artists joined us from all over the world. Today, we not only sell our own homebrew games, but also help other talented developers by offering a distribution channel for their games. Furthermore we offer the latest hardware devices, cables, and other accessories for the breadbox and its fans.



Currently our team consists of the following persons:

JTRName/Handle: Tim Jakob Chen-Voos / Jak T Rip (JTR)
Birthdate: 9th September 1979
On C64 since: 1995
Jobs in Protovision: Organizer, Coder
Job(s) in other life: IT product manager
Why did you join Protovision: I joined PTV to make it what it is today, a powerful development and distribution team.


TBN Name/Handle: Lars Hutzelmann / The Blue Ninja
Birthdate: 11th August 1972
On C64 since: 1986
Jobs in Protovision: Composer
Job(s) in other life: Software Developer, Game Designer, Game Music Composer
Why did you join Protovision: To keep a finger on the pulse of all ongoing C64 projects and being a part of them (if I have the time required...).


YogibaerName/Handle: Joachim Wijnhoven / Yogibear
Birthdate: 3rd October 1971
On C64 since: 1985
Jobs in Protovision: Composer
Why did you join Protovision: I want to make nice music for games instead of demos/disk mags. My goal with PTV is to keep the C64 alive and make some brilliant games.


PoisonName/Handle: Oliver Förster / Poison
Birthdate: 13th December 1973
On C64 since: 1985
Jobs in Protovision: Organizer
Job(s) in other life: Office administrator
Why did you join Protovision: The C64 has always been a part of my youth and I love SID music and C64 graphics. Protovision unites the best composers, graphicians and programmers, to create something special. I would like to help with this and do my bit.


DODName/Handle: Stefan Schauf / Doc of Desire
Birthdate: 3rd November 1965
On C64 since: 1983-1987 and again since 1992
Jobs in Protovision: Distribution, Organizer
Job(s) in other life: Electrician/Mechanical Engineer, E-Tailer
Why did you join Protovision: I have always been incredibly interested in C64, right from the start. It has been a great time. It is important to me to show that to others. That is why I am here.


TheLeenName/Handle: Marleen / TheLeen
On C64 since: Commodore since 1996, Atari since 1991
Jobs in Protovision: Manuals & inlays, Translation, Protovision mascot
Job(s) in other life: IT support
Why did you join Protovision: 8 bit is alive!


TrixterName/Handle: David Jahn / Trixter
Birthdate: 30th May 1974
On C64 since: 1986
Jobs in Protovision: News, Public Relations
Job(s) in other life: Editor, Administrator, Male homemaker
Why did you join Protovision: After being into Amigas for many years, I wanted to become a little more active again for the 64kbyter and did some projects. One of these brought me in touch with Protovision and showed me that this is a place where friendly people are working together towards a common goal: to support the dream of our youth with high quality products.


JSLName/Handle: Johan Janssen / JSL
Birthdate: 27th March 1974
On C64 since: 1987
Jobs in Protovision: Graphician
Why did you join Protovision: I was a Protovision member a long time ago, but decided to step back for a while. Now I am back in. It is an emotional feeling to rejoin the group, mostly I like pixeling on the C64. I launched Autumn Soft as a game group and with Protovision it is the same thing - I like to work on nice, playful games.


DJ GrubyName/Handle: Paweł Król / DJ Gruby
Birthdate: 31st January 1982
On C64 since: 4th August 1993
Jobs in Protovision: Coder
Job(s) in other life: Web Developer
Why did you join Protovision: I always wanted to build some memorable games for the C64, and simply realized it might be easier to accomplish this dream as a part of a dedicated team rather than organising and executing all the work by myself.


SIDWAVEName/Handle: Jan Diabelez Arent Harries / SIDWAVE of Ancients
Birthdate: 12th January 1969
On C64 since: 1985
Jobs in Protovision: Musician, Coder
Job(s) in other life: Audio Engineer, Composer
Why did you join Protovision: Composing music is my passion - I simply cannot stop! I joined Protovision, because making music and sound effects for games is much nicer than just producing music without a dedicated purpose.


MajikeyricName/Handle: Majikeyric
Birthdate: 26th July 1974
On C64 since: 1986
Jobs in Protovision: Coder
Job(s) in other life: Software developer
Why did you join Protovision: I want to make great games for the C64 and Protovision is the perfect team to accomplish that.


NafcomName/Handle: Joerg Droege / Nafcom (NFM)
Birthdate: 15th March 1982
On C64 since: 1990
Jobs in Protovision: Social Media
Job(s) in other life: Tester for telemedical software and devices
Why did you join Protovision: I like the mission behind the group and that new stuff is still being produced for our beloved C64! :)


KwayneName/Handle: Gergely Sinkó / Kwayne
Birthdate: 17th November 1984
On C64 since: 24th December 1990
Jobs in Protovision: Graphics artist
Job(s) in other life: Currently looking for one
Why did you join Protovision: I always wanted to make video games but since I'm not a great coder I was trying my wings with game art in my 20s. I often fantasize about porting modern games and gameplay concepts to old platforms, and create mock images of demade titles to illustrate that often times good game ideas don't really require a powerful hardware to work with. I like the C64 style of graphics because I have a history with the platform and I like to work with it's limitations. Protovision gave me an opportunity to put my work to use in actual video games, which is great!


ClausName/Handle: Claus / Claus
Birthdate: 1972
On C64 since: 1985
Jobs in Protovision: Coder
Job(s) in other life: n/a
Why did you join Protovision: I have the highest respect for this team, that successfully turns its vision for professional C64 games into a reality for such a long time. Since I share the same vision, I am very proud to be a member of this team to take part in its events.


RoyName/Handle: Roy Widding / Rotteroy
Birthdate: 1972
On C64 since: 1986
Jobs in Protovision: Graphic and Music
Job(s) in other life: n/a
Why did you join Protovision: I have been part of the demo scene with Megastyle for ages, but I was drawn more and more to the game developing scene lately. Protovision is an excellent oportunity to work with others sharing my interest.


DirkName/Handle: Dirk Becker / TheRealWanderer
Birthdate: 16.11.1972
On C64 since: 1985
Jobs in Protovision: Organizer of the Protovision Game Compo, Programmer
Job(s) in other life: T.ad.
Why did you join Protovision: The C64 is part of my life since youth, I'm using it since 30 years and it was never packed away. To keep things this way, I support Protovision in providing plenty of feed for our beloved 64 also in the coming years.



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