Panic Software as 1982 Atari 2600 Video Games

Panic Atari 2600

Panic Atari 2600

Portland based Mac software company Panic finally launched their own blog and it rocks. Their latest blog post imagines what it would have been like if Panic were around in 1982 and their apps were actually Atari 2600 video games. To illustrate this concept, they created wonderful artwork which is available through their store.

Clearly “inspired” by existing Atari 2600 games, with cringe-inducing graphics (at one point, a tester confused a smiley face for a wagon wheel) and inscrutable gameplay (”Rotate joystick to fire!”, read the manual of one), the games, once thought to be the savior of the company, almost heralded its demise.

via Phillip Bowden

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.