Atari is asking players to help track down the developer
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Atari is asking players to help track down the developer of the 40-year-old mystery game

Atari XP is Atari’s retail division that publishes rare or unreleased games. asked To help gamers find the creator of the legendary prototype called Aquaventure.

Image source: Atari

Image source: Atari

Initially, it was believed that programmer Gary Shannon was responsible for creating Aquaventure, but later the developer denied that he was the author of the project.

Shannon’s part in Aquaventure’s fate ended in small updates to the existing codebase, while Tod Frye admitted he was able to code the core for the game.

You can pre-order the retail edition of Aquaventure from the Atari XP website for $50 - expected release before the end of March

For $50 Atari XP website You can pre-order the retail edition of Aquaventure – expected release before the end of March

Who the original programmer of Aquaventure was is still a mystery – the game contains Hints to its creator, but a direct answer to Atari’s question has not yet been found.

As such, Atari is asking anyone who can help identify Aquaventure’s developer to contact the company through their social media accounts with useful information.

In Aquaventure, players are invited to dive into an underwater cave and retrieve the treasure before all the oxygen is gone. The project was intended for the Atari 2600 console (US release was in October 1977).

Aquaventure is believed to have been discovered by a collector at a central Florida flea market in the mid ’90s and became widely known in 2005 with the addition of the Atari Flashback 2 console to the library.

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