Audacity Games Announces the Cartridge Release of John Van Ryzin’s Alien Abduction!

Acclaimed designer follows up H.E.R.O.™ (1984) with another rescue adventure game.

Folsom, CA: Audacity Games, a video game publisher focused on designing and publishing boxed game products for a variety of retro game systems, unveils its newest title for play on the Atari 2600 Video Computer System – John Van Ryzin’s Alien Abduction!

In 1984, in the twilight of the Atari 2600 era, Activision® released H.E.R.O. (Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation) on the Atari 2600, developed by Van Ryzin. Shipped into a rapidly declining 2600 market, a limited supply of H.E.R.O. cartridges were manufactured, leading many enthusiasts to completely miss its release. Since that time, H.E.R.O. has been rediscovered by the Atari 2600 community, and today, is recognized by many as one of the best games ever produced for the platform. Alien Abduction! represents Van Ryzin’s return to the rescue adventure genre that he pioneered with H.E.R.O.

Audacity Games’ distribution deal with John Van Ryzin marks the reunion of John with David Crane and Dan and Garry Kitchen, all former game designers at Activision during the Atari 2600 heyday.

Alien Abduction! will be available for purchase on the Audacity Games Inc. website at 12:00 pm pacific time on June 15th, 2024.

About Audacity Games Inc.: Audacity Games is a retro-game publisher founded by legendary game designers David Crane, Garry Kitchen and Dan Kitchen. The company is known for its premium delivery of new games for classic retro platforms, recreating the golden age of gaming with beautiful full color boxes, manuals, and cartridge labels, and the ability to earn 1980s-style (physical) achievement patches, all while maintaining compatibility with the original hardware. In addition, Audacity adds modern features to their retro game titles, including contextual in-game guides, registration and high score posting through its proprietary QR code technology. Finally, all Audacity carts are individually coded with a unique serial number.


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