Dan Kitchen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/9/21
Retro Game Publisher Audacity Games™ announces its flagship products
Game industry legends collaborate on two innovative new games
Danville, CA: Audacity Games™, a video game publisher focused on designing and publishing boxed game products for a variety of retro game systems, unveils its flagship games for play on the Atari® 2600™ Video Computer System™.
The brand new, never before released game CIRCUS CONVOY™, designed for the Atari® 2600™ by David Crane and Garry Kitchen, is a multi-screen action adventure where gamers play as "Andre the Magnificent", a circus strongman tasked with finding a saboteur among the speeding convoy trucks and sideshow trailers of a traveling Big-Top circus. The game features a variety of nostalgic mini-games, numerous circus props and dozens of adventure-style puzzles to solve. Designed with innovative state-of-the-art graphics, CIRCUS CONVOY™ will be available on the Audacity Games Web Portal on Saturday, March 13th and at select retro video game stores this quarter.
“While Garry and I were among the forerunners in the video game industry, and developed software techniques that advanced the state of the art in the 1980s, we did not stop there.” Audacity Games co-founder David Crane said, "With CIRCUS CONVOY™ we have expanded our methods to include things never seen in a game for the Atari® game console.” Co-founder Garry Kitchen added, "We always enjoyed the challenge of squeezing the most game play out of the limited Atari® hardware. We did it again with CIRCUS CONVOY™ using only hardware available at the time of PITFALL!™ and KEYSTONE KAPERS™.”
Audacity's second game, CASEY’S GOLD™, designed for the Atari® 2600™ by Dan Kitchen, is scheduled for release in summer 2021. Kitchen's game, originally announced in 2018 as GOLD RUSH, features a train conductor named Casey O'Kelly who must search for lost gold bars aboard a runaway western-style steam train. The game features dozens of unique train cars, numerous animated obstacles and over 50 levels of game play. When asked about the game, Kitchen said, "CASEY’S GOLD™ originally began in the 1980s as a spiritual successor to Garry Kitchen’s KEYSTONE KAPERS™, but has made giant leaps from my original plans.”
About Audacity Games Inc.: Audacity Games is a premium retro-game publisher founded by legendary game designers David Crane, Garry Kitchen and Dan Kitchen. Every game produced by Audacity Games™ is manufactured to order, and each copy is customized with a unique serial number. Every game connects to the internet through your connected mobile device for registering high scores, gives the player a chance to earn a physical high score patch like those from the golden era of 2600 games, and comes in a full-color box with colored label and printed manual to add to your game collection.
About the founders: David Crane, one of the most successful video game designers of all time, is best known for his smash hits PITFALL!™, DRAGSTER™ and GHOSTBUSTERS™ to name just a few. Garry Kitchen's work spans five decades of successes with such hits as KEYSTONE KAPERS™, PRESSURE COOKER™ and the Atari® 2600™ version of DONKEY KONG™. Dan Kitchen rounds out the trio with over 40 years of game design experience creating such games as CRACKPOTS™, and the Atari® 2600™ versions of KUNG-FU MASTER and GHOSTBUSTERS™.
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