The following is a re-post of an article written by John Harris for Gamedeveloper.com for the full article, visit gamedeveloper.com
Mr. Run And Jump (now available for Steam, the Epic Game Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch, and the current Atari VCS console) is another of a growing genre of challenge platformers, where progress is measured by the screen, and careful yet quick movements are required to get through a gauntlet of danger. Yet this gauntlet is a visual wonderland, with objects that call to mind neon tubes and vector scan lines.
The game’s hero is native to an Atari 2600 game (which you play a bit of before the main game begins). For its release, the developers went the extra mile and actually created an Atari 2600 version that you can order in cartridge form and runs on the original hardware.
Matt Raithel and John Mikula of Graphite Lab, the developers of Mr. Run And Jump, graciously answered some questions about the game for us.
This is a snippet from an article written by John Harris for Gamedeveloper.com for the full article, visit gamedeveloper.com