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#1 ozyr OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Aug 7, 2018 11:47 PM

Packrat Video Games, LLC is proud to announce the release of our first new Atari 2600 game for 2018.


Astronomer by Alex Pietrow for the Atari 2600.




Astronomer is the first Atari 2600 game created by Alex Pietrow. It is a simulation game of sorts that allows the player to get into the shoes of an astronomer and observe stars with the world's largest telescope.


The goal of the game is to aim the telescope beam at a star and observe it throughout the night. This is achieved by filling up an 'observing bar'. However if the astronomer takes pictures of clouds while observing a star, the entire observation will be ruined and the astronomer will have to start over. This can make his or her life difficult as there is only a certain amount of time allocated to this one observer. Once this time is up, the game is over. Just like in real life, the observer who can do the most with their time will be considered the best, but this will partially rest on some luck. How high of a score can you get? 


Comes with cartridge and full-color manual.




Astronomer is an unlimited release (cart and manual only), and is now on sale on the Packrat Website as of August 8th, 2018.


(Limited boxed edition hopefully coming later this year - fill out for order form on Packrat site to express interest - thank you).


Pricing is only $18 (cart/manual only version) plus shipping ($5 for shipping in the USA, $12 for Canada, and $15 for everywhere else in the world).


Includes cartridge and full color manual.


More information is on the Packrat Website:






David ‘Ozyr’ Flemming - (Packrat Video Games, LLC)


Note: This game was originally brought up here by Alex last year.

#2 Arenafoot OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Aug 8, 2018 11:26 AM

Congrats Alex!!



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#4 Coolcrab OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:49 AM

Congrats Alex!!

Thanks! I'm excited to see how well this does.

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