For a computer which was sold over 30 million times it might not come as a suprised that a subculture thrived around it. There was a large demoscene, which even now shows some beautiful new things as C64CH shows. This scene later evolved even further on the Amiga.

There were many classic magazines. In the UK Zapp!64 and Commodore Format were the most creative magazines. In Germany C64er ruled with incredible ABC-numbers (300000+). In the Netherlands there were Commodore Info, with type-in listings and Commodore Dossier, more a creative magazines which helped the user to make their own discoveries.