You might not expect a video game protagonist to have his own Instagram account. Well meet Reggie, he does.
Reggie is the brainchild of Degoma games, a two-person development team based the Amsterdam. An adventure about time travel, Reggie combines the mechanics of a playful platformer with a humorous, creative storyline. The game narrative is supported by high-quality animated cut scenes that would not look out of place on Cartoon Network. The Degoma team is making the good stuff, and we are excited that they are bringing their creativity to the Atari VCS.
Exploring, harvesting, puzzle solving, crafting, digging and platforming.
Something Ate My Alien, from RoKabium Games, is the type of genre-blending game that has a little something for everyone.
Navigation is a blend of digging, teleporting and platforming. Progressing through the game requires solving puzzles and finding loot and relics. And there is combat, which involves fighting off hostile flora and fauna using an array of weapons, all the while keeping an eye on your oxygen levels. There is also a layer of resource gathering and crafting, that encourages you to create and upgrade your suit, weapons, biometrics and equipment.
It really does invite you to flex all the gaming skills that you have built up over the years. …
Phosphorescence is luminescence caused by the absorption of radiation, and it is an apt description of the underground world designed by Toronto-based developer Robert Capper in his new game ThrustLander. A modern cave-flyer with retro roots, ThrustLander debuts on the Atari VCS and will be an exclusive to the platform through mid-2021.
The environments in ThrustLander are rich in texture and color. The cave walls are rendered as organic surfaces, sometimes resembling crystal, sometimes rock, and often glowing with the intense glow-in-the-dark colors that you can only experience in a dark space.
An interview with game designer Nick Paladino
The Atari VCS team has been following the development of the game Rift World for a while now. Rift World is the effort of Nick Paladino, a game development graduate student. Nick publishes a steady stream of images and short videos to his Twitter feed (@Paladino954), and you can’t help but be drawn into the colorful, playful, floating world that he is building. We have even taken the demo for a spin, and found the kinetic nature of the environment and the low-gravity movement to be particularly enjoyable.
Nick was kind enough to take a moment to answer some questions for us. …
Unsung Warriors — Prologue will be available to Atari VCS owners on day one.
Unsung Warriors — Prologue is a 2D action-adventure game that the team at Atari is really excited about. We have been playing the Prologue all year on our early production units and having a great time. The fun and challenging platformer is set in an Iron Age inspired Europe.
Players fight their way past enemies and traps, while exploring the secrets of an ancient crypt. …
Warsaw-based indie Studio Star Drifters together with Piotr Wolk calls their new title Danger Scavenger a fast-paced action, cyberpunk-themed, roguelite skyline crawler. After playing the demo we’ve been calling it flat-out fun.
SuperMash is the kind of genre-blending, retro-inspired title that Atari VCS owners are bound to enjoy. In SuperMash, you play as an independent video game store clerk who’s found a magical game console. It spews out retro games with crazy randomized titles, mashed-up gameplay and objectives, and even authentic bugs — all of which you’ll get to play.
SuperMash is the creation of by New York-based developer Digital Continue. Digital Continue and Atari will work together to add elements from classic Atari games in future updates.
A creative puzzle-platformer from indie game developer Burgos Games is coming to the Atari VCS
Neko Ghost, Jump! is an incredibly creative and challenging puzzle-platformer from Beaufort, South Carolina-based developer Burgos Games. Debuting on the Atari VCS, Neko Ghost, Jump! allows players to switch between 2D and 3D perspectives on the fly, and also between a character and a ghost form, in order to use the special skills of each to solve puzzles, fight enemies, and clear levels faster. …
Promoting creative games from indie developers… that is our focus. We are putting a ton of effort into finding new games for the Atari VCS that are still under development, recently launched games, and discovering gems that were launched over the last few years but failed to find the audience they deserved.
Few Atari fans would disagree that the classic CX40 joystick controller is every bit as iconic as the legendary Atari 2600 video computer system itself. At the conception of “Project Ataribox” we felt it was mission-critical that this distinctive controller, like the system hardware, was modernized in both form and function.