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Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« on: March 07, 2021, 19:14:09 PM »

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Ex-Activision Designers Launch Retro Game Publisher Audacity Games™
Legendary Video Game Designers to Publish New Retro Games

Danville, CA: Today, former Activision Co-Founder David Crane and ex-Activision Game Designers Garry and Dan Kitchen announced that they have partnered to form Audacity Games, Inc., a video game publisher focused on designing and publishing boxed game products for a variety of retro game systems, starting with the Atari® 2600™ Video Computer System™.

"With the popularity of retro video games, we saw an opportunity to create new titles for these still popular systems", Audacity Games co-founder Garry Kitchen said, "and it gives us all a chance to design games again for the platforms that helped launch our careers."  Co-founder David Crane added, "For years our fans have been asking us to create new games.  We heard you, and have decided to do just that.  I have always said that I have as much fun making games as others do playing them, and the retro game systems are my favorites."

About Retro Gaming: Retro Gaming is a movement to preserve, collect, and enjoy games and game consoles from a simpler time when video games were easy to understand and fun to play.  Retro games demonstrate that a game can provide hours of enjoyment without using the latest technology.  The buyer of a retro game gets to own a physical part of gaming history rather than a download of a license that can expire at any time.  Each of Audacity Games’ products were authored by original retro game designers, designed to be fun to play, and come as physical game cartridges in a collectible box.

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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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 01:12:06 AM »
In case you don't want to read the post, you can listen to Phil talk about the announcement...

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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 01:48:13 AM »
It's cool they're doing this. Interesting to see what games they come up with.

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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 02:16:32 AM »
That's an easy one to answer based on this announcement from today...


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 soon and at select retro video game stores after that.

Every game produced by Audacity Games™ is manufactured to order, and each is customized with a unique serial number and other cryptographic features that ensure the sanctity of each copy of the game. Every game comes the way you like 'em - "complete in box" - with full color box, color label, and a professionally printed manual. And due to popular demand, every game will have a high score patch that you can earn.

CIRCUS CONVOY™ will be available as a Standard Edition for a low base price of $60, and as a Collector Edition at a higher price for those who want a low serial number and a digital download. The lowest 100 serial numbers are reserved for our rarified VIP Collector Edition that comes with additional limited-edition collectible items.

Source:  Audacity Games
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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2021, 15:56:20 PM »
So glad to see them developing new games. Really like the new name of the company. Feels like the days of old when fresh creative minds had the audacity to go toe to toe with companies like Atari and make better games for the system.

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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2021, 21:59:03 PM »
I read about this, super news. I look forward to seeing what else they do.
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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2021, 22:59:14 PM »
And here is a video of the first game...

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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2021, 02:13:13 AM »
That looks really good. They haven't lost their touch.

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Re: Audacity Games - from the Founders of Activision
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2021, 01:49:01 AM »
There have been several interviews of these guys already but I wanted to share this one by John Hancock...

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