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Coming Soon - new games announced (by Atari / developer)
There may be other times when the game is announced, and needs a link but not a thread, so...
Games which have now been released will be REMOVED from this list, so this is just for pending.


List Will Be Updated (Ongoing)
Announced by Atari
Bite The Bullet - Mega Cats Studios / Graffiti Games
Donut Dodo - Pixel Games (1st December) - delayed due to illness
Food Fight Recharged - Atari
Tempest 4000 - Atari / Llamasoft
Rollercoaster Tycoon - Atari
Reggie - Degoma Games
Neko Ghost, Jump - Burgos Games
Rift World - Paladino Games

AtariMania - Atari (summer 2022)

Pong 50th anniversary - Atari (spring 2022)
 

Native Emulation Announced
Atari 7800 Emulation - ongoing (Flashback Fridays)
DOS Games Support - ongoing (Flashback Fridays)
Other Atari platforms - TBA 

Announced by Atari (crowd-funded)
Unsung Warriors - Unsung Warriors! (in-development)
The Spirit of the Samurai - Digital Mind (in-development)
Red Rust - Artsource Digital (in-development)

Announced Partners (pending results)
Megan McDuffee - music for Atari game series
GameJolt - indie titles TBA
Chain Games - eSports (e.g. Krypto Carts)
Ultra Platform - NFT integration
The Sandbox - online platform
Slipstream - streaming
WonderOS - (aquisition, mobile game support)
VCS Homebrew Initiative

Announced by Developer
D/Generation (HD version) - South-West Games
Plutonium Pirates - Pixel Games (in-development)
Bobby Bombastic - Pixel Games (in-development)
Dynablaster - BBG Entertainment (in-development)
Chaos Chassis - RetroNinja (in-development)
BPM-Boy - RetroNinja (in-development)
Apolune2 - LostAstronaut (out on Steam) 

Rumoured; Unconfirmed
Nib - Privateers / Kurt A Taylor
Cymatically Muffed - Kelsam 

Known, but secret so far.
Puzzle game - South-West Games (ported from Switch)

Now Released by Atari
Stadia, GeForce Now, Luna and Xbox (clients)
D/Generation (The Original) - South-West Games (released)
Jetpack Joust - Freedom Games / Bitbull (released)
Centipede: Recharged (S1G1) - Atari
Black Widow: Recharged (A1G2) - Atari
Asteroids: Recharged (A1G3) - Atari
Racing game - South-West Games (ported from Xbox One)
Breakout: Recharged (A1G4) - Atari
 

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Now, new game, Nib!
I have been told by "Games Just Wanna Be Fun" another game in on the way.
Nib is an indie game which certainly looks like no other! Hand-drawn graphics.
 


I don't think there's a home-page, but this is the author's channel on YouTube,
and he's on all the Indie developer sites.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cVM5sNE2EiDBl1uddT_ZA

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NOW RELEASED!

Ato
is also coming soon, from Tiny Warrior Games. No official release date yet.
It's on Steam, but only for Windows, and in a new version for the Linux AtariOS.

"A world of Beauty and Mystery, Emotive Animations, Atmospheric Environments,
 Visually Driven Story, Metroidvania Exploration and Memorable Sword Duels."


This is from the same developer as "Frog Hop"; this game already has a fan base.
 

 

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No official announcement for this...
I just read (via Facebook) about another game coming for the VCS. No ETA yet.
(Honestly I'm not a fan of the "art style", but I can see it could be a lot of fun.)

"Muffed is a fast-paced top-down twin stick shooter for 1-16 players! Enter the Co-Op Campaign as a test subject to take down Dr Wolfe and anyone else in your way, or fight your friends in PvP games. Over 50 weapons, giant headphones that give you slaying power, and... is that a drone?"

The developer web-site is here: 
https://muffed.kelsam.net/
 

 

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10 minutes ago, justclaws said:

Honestly I'm not a fan of the "art style"

Art style reminds me of "Among Us".   Since that game was so popular recently, doesn't surprise me to see other take "inspiration" from it  :)

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4 hours ago, justclaws said:

Plutonium Pirates (update)
Pixel Games (Sigi, and Sir Lovelot) released a new video for their WIP game "Plutonium Pirates".
As with other games, it will also be on Steam, but only for Windows there.
Plutonium Pirates on Steam (steampowered.com)
 

 

 

OMG! This is like Choplifter from back in the day! One of my favorite games? Where on the VCS am I supposed to be able to see this?

 

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The developers, who also released Boulder Dash for the VCS, have confirmed that this game
will also come to the VCS when it's complete, but it's still under development at the moment.
Dynablaster, the legendary Bomber is back.
 


The developer web-site is here. (BBG-Entertainment)
https://www.bbg-entertainment.com/games/dynablaster

 

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The developer of this game intended it specifically to be for the VCS, but indeed
it's also release on Steam at this point. It is pending approval for release on VCS.
Apolune2 needs to be played, IMHO, to understand the couch-coop element too.
 


The developer web-page is here.
http://lostastronaut.com/apolune2/
 

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There is a new video-trailer for Atari Games released for June 2021
Most games are released, but new footage of "Spirit of the Samura" is included.
 

 

 

 

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On 2/14/2021 at 10:32 AM, 82-T/A said:

 

OMG! This is like Choplifter from back in the day! One of my favorite games? Where on the VCS am I supposed to be able to see this?

 

Hell yes!  This looks like Choplifter + Fort Apocalypse!   Two of my favorites.  Still WIP?

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On 9/10/2021 at 6:45 PM, leech said:

Hell yes!  This looks like Choplifter + Fort Apocalypse!   Two of my favorites.  Still WIP?

I LOVED Fort Apocalypse on my 1200XL. It's funny, a lot of people understand that Desert Strike was influenced by Choplifter and Zaxxon, but they don't know how much I wanted Fort Apocalypse in there, too! 

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The Atari VCS is looking more attractive as time goes by. Plus, Atari’s promise to focus more on game development is a good sign that VCS owners will have plenty of first-party games to play too. The Recharged series is one good example of this happening.

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7 hours ago, ColecoGamer said:

The Atari VCS is looking more attractive as time goes by. Plus, Atari’s promise to focus more on game development is a good sign that VCS owners will have plenty of first-party games to play too. The Recharged series is one good example of this happening.

Agreed.  It is weird to think I have had mine close to a year now.  (Well close to 11 months).  It definitely took some time for it to pick up steam... though still needs to add Steam.

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23 hours ago, leech said:

Agreed.  It is weird to think I have had mine close to a year now.  (Well close to 11 months).  It definitely took some time for it to pick up steam... though still needs to add Steam.

 

I am in this boat.    I am happy that the VCS is getting some game releases, but it definitely needs more.  I am hopeful the next 3 months we can see some new games.   I want the Flashback Friday releases to be from different consoles that Atari released too.  

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31 minutes ago, swlovinist said:

 

I am in this boat.    I am happy that the VCS is getting some game releases, but it definitely needs more.  I am hopeful the next 3 months we can see some new games.   I want the Flashback Friday releases to be from different consoles that Atari released too.  

They should make a new 5200 controller with USB adapter.  I would buy one.  Then they could release 5200 games.  Also if they do a Star Raiders: Recharged, they need that controller's support!

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I'm not sure how much further Atari can go with Flashback Friday.  They've already released most of their non-7800 IP on Vault and Vault 2. Very little is left to pull from without licensing. I suppose they could release the A8 versions of this stuff. 

 

Their 2021 IP list is viewable from here: https://www.atari.com/atari-games/

 

 

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3 hours ago, SabertoothRetro said:

I'm not sure how much further Atari can go with Flashback Friday.  They've already released most of their non-7800 IP on Vault and Vault 2. Very little is left to pull from without licensing. I suppose they could release the A8 versions of this stuff. 

 

Their 2021 IP list is viewable from here: https://www.atari.com/atari-games/

 

 

Curious about something, and I'm sure it's come up 'somewhere'.  But there is for sure a difference between currently owned IP, and Published history.  Atari was a games publisher for a LONG time, even outside of the stuff they had developed.  Like I think most of the things on the Jaguar likely fall under Published vs Developed.  So the real question is, do they still have rights to republish the old things.  I suppose it'd be in the contract of 'you're allowed to publish title X for platform Y', which means any of the Jaguar stuff (for example) would not be releasable on the VCS.  Same would go for those on the Atari 8bit computers.

 

I think it'd be awesome if they released Atari Writer80 on the VCS :P

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2 hours ago, leech said:

...I suppose it'd be in the contract of 'you're allowed to publish title X for platform Y', which means any of the Jaguar stuff (for example) would not be releasable on the VCS.  Same would go for those on the Atari 8bit computers.

This is my assumption too. Otherwise, we would have seen all of those great non-Atari arcade ports on the Flashback consoles. Classics like Moon Patrol, Dig Dug, Q Bert, Joust, etc. have never made an appearance to my knowledge.I seem to recall Atari inking a deal with Activision to get those titles on the Flashback. Probably not worth their $$$ to bring licensed titles to the VCS. 

 

I'm sure someone has a copy of an licensing deal from BITD. 

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On 1/3/2022 at 12:43 PM, ColecoGamer said:

Now that 2022 is here, are there any updates on what new games we can expect for the VCS in Jan/Feb?

In addition to the list above, there are at least 2-3 more rumored: BPM Boy (details in other threads); a new game from Janni, who made Guntech/Utopos; and a racing game called Rally Racers, which I am near positive is the racing game ported from Xbox described above. 

 

To be even modestly viable as a console/mini PC I suspect Atari needs to release 3-5 games a month, so they better hop to it. Games and playability are what people gravitate to, so they have work to do.

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I think short term we will see some new Flashback Fridays of either 7800 or maybe Atari computer games along with two confirmed games on the horizon: Donut Dodo and Breakout: Recharged. No exact release date for either but both likely in January/February. 

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I would love to see the VCS share some release date windows of upcoming games.   They are in desperate need of it.  

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Food Fight

Breakout Recharged

Donut Dodo

Tempest 4000

 

Can't wait for these. I still haven't played tempest 4000.

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