Atari’s Next Original Game is a Speedrunner’s Neon Dream

Atari’s Next Original Game is a Speedrunner’s Neon Dream
Atari® — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — is pleased to reveal today Mr. Run and Jump. An action-platformer in the truest sense, Mr. Run and Jump sends players on a neon-infused journey where only quick reflexes and skillful maneuvering will prove successful against treacherous enemies and a trove of fierce challenges. The frenetic new title launches on PC via Steam and Epic, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Atari VCS later this year.
It’s dangerous business going out your front door, especially when you’re exploring the Realms of Color, where the titular Mr. Run and Jump must embark on a fast-paced, fluorescent adventure to defeat the ghastly Void and find his missing dog, Leap.
Mr. Run and Jump features precise controls, silky smooth gameplay, and free-flowing level design, making it a speedrunner’s dream. Run, jump, dash, and roll to hard-to-reach locations to find collectibles, or adjust the difficulty level via Dynamic Assistance to enjoy a more approachable experience with the heart-pounding peril cranked down a couple of notches.  

Mr. Run and Jump was originally created in 2021 as an Atari 2600 game, designed by John Mikula, a developer at St. Louis-based indie studio Graphite Lab. Its precise platforming showcases the legacy 2600 hardware, still capable of engaging hobbyists and fans 40+ years after its release. The teams at Atari and Graphite Lab were so enamored with the 2600 title that they teamed up to create a modern version of Mr. Run and Jump, highlighting the best of the 2600 title for modern consoles and PCs, and layering in a beautiful landscape of color and sound.“We are thrilled to introduce Mr. Run and Jump to gamers worldwide,” said Matt Raithel, Graphite Lab Owner and Studio Director. “Dazzling animation, intense platforming, and approachable characters all come together in a package that was made better with the help and support of the team at Atari.”  

Developed by Graphite Lab and Heavy Horse Games, Mr. Run and Jump launches later this summer on Windows PC via Steam and Epic, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Atari VCS.
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