Audacity Games is making new Atari 2600 games and it's certainly hit the ground running — it's already released its first title Circus Convoy for enthusiasts to purchase.
Last week, Audacity Games revealed itself to the world as a new game development studio with a bit of a twist — it would be making games for the Atari 2600 console. This studio was created by David Crane, Garry Kitchen, and Dan Kitchen, a trio of game developers whose credits include the original Pitfall and the Bart vs. the World games for the NES.
Now, Audacity Games has launched its first new title for purchase: Circus Convoy. Andre the Magnificent is a seasoned performer in a traveling circus, but there's a bit of a problem — someone has sabotaged one of the carnival games. It's up to Andre to travel through the convoy (while it's driving on the road!), play the games, and uncover the sabotage before it reaches its next stop.
When is the Circus Convoy Release Date?
The Circus Convoy release date was yesterday, March 14, 2021, but there's a bit of a catch — you can't exactly head to a store to pick it up. Instead, you're going to have to place an order for the cartridge as highlighted in the announcement from Garry Kitchen:
Audacity Games uses a three-tiered, made-to-order system for its game releases:
- VIP Collector Edition ($140) – The first 100 games of a run with a serial number, a certificate of authenticity, physical collectibles, and more
- Collector Edition ($99) – Serial Numbers 101–2,000, a certificate of authenticity, and a game poster
- Standard Edition ($55–$65) – Just the cartridge.
The VIP Collector Edition has apparently sold out judging by the replies to that tweet. Whatever version you buy, you'll receive a physical cartridge compatible with an Atari 2600 cartridge and a digital download compatible with the "Stella" Atari 2600 emulator.
You can buy Circus Convoy from Audacity Games right now starting at $55 or your regional equivalent. You can look forward to its next release Casey's Gold arriving in June 2021.
What do you think of Audacity Games releasing new Atari 2600 games? What's your favorite game ever released on that console? Let us know in the comments below!