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  • Writer's pictureDan Kitchen


Greetings from Gold Rush Gulch!

I wanted to update everyone on the status GOLD RUSH™.

In a recent post one of my followers voiced his disappointment that I still haven't shared details of the game's Kickstarter Campaign and release date. My sincerest apologies that I haven't addressed these questions in a while.

My original plans for the Kickstarter have been delayed. However, while I can't give more details, what I can say is there is something in the works that's bigger then the release of GOLD RUSH™. I'm not yet at liberty to disclose the specifics, but I can assure all of my followers and fans that the game will not only be worth the wait, but that what's been cooking in the background will be even more exciting!

On the release date, I'm still targeting the end of the year as the game's cartridge case and PCB have been designed, manufactured and tested.

My sincerest thanks to everyone for their continued interest, patience and support. GOLD RUSH™ will be the first of many games I have planned, and is only one part of a very exciting story I will announce in the coming months.

For now, it's back to working on the railroad!


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Aloan Moreira
Aloan Moreira
Jan 24, 2023

I´m also making a game that is in the Atari 2600 graphics style! (tried to put a screenshot but it didn´t work) Let Gold Rush be a labor of love and do not abandon it ; )


Apr 20, 2022

Over a year since any updates....sigh.


Jan 29, 2021

A couple of days away from 4 months since the last update. Any news?


Jan 28, 2021

I just discovered an unreleased Activision prototype called Thwocker. What an interesting concept. Such a shame it isn't finished. While having Dan Kitchen make new Atari games is incredible in itself, my imagination can't help but go further, fantasizing about even greater what if scenarios like, what if Dan inspired other Activision alumni to create new Atari games or Charlie Heath to finish Thwocker? Wow, what a dream. I can't help it. Especially as we're still waiting for Gold Rush.


Joe Gillette
Joe Gillette
Oct 01, 2020

I wouldn't sweat the delay, Dan. Launch the Kickstarter and ship GOLD RUSH when it's ready. I'll be there to purchase whenever it's available. I'm looking forward to the game, but you've piqued our interest with the reference to whatever else in the works--can't wait to hear more.

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