It is already common that, despite the number of years that have passed, we see game releases for retro consoles in the middle of 2021. It has already happened with Xenocider for Dreamcast or Paprium for Mega Drive, but this case certainly exceeds all expectations …
There goes the bomb: two former Activision developers have released a physical game for the Atari 2600 in the middle of the year 2021. And no, it’s not a joke. Is about Circus Convoy, a side-scrolling action and platformer game, developed by David Crane and Garry Kitchen.
The best of all is that you can see an epic trailer which introduces us to the playable features and aspects of Circus Convoy. Obviously, we find ourselves with a technically limited title, but that has the special charm of those games for Atari consoles, something priceless today.
Circus Convoy shows muscle in this new trailer, although the most impressive thing is that the game will be released in physical format, so go dusting off your Atari 2600. It will be edited by Audacity Games, which has presented the title page on its official website.
If we take a look at the resume of Garry Kitchen and David Crane, we see that they have worked on other titles for Atari 2600 such as the acclaimed Pitfall (which was the game that elevated Activision to industry stardom), Ghostbusters, Little Computer People, Space Jockey or Keystone Kapers.
The latest game developed by Kitchen dates from 1983, Pressure Cookerwhile Crane released his latest work in 1994, with Night Trap, although both are great figures in the history of Activision. Now, in the middle of 2021, they return to the charge with Circus Convoy.
You know: get your Atari 2600 from the storage room, because it’s time to go back to play some games at this fun Circus Convoy, whose release date has not been disclosed. As they say: years are just a figure.
Source: Audacity Games