Mr. Run and Jump Is Atari’s Next Original Game

It’s a Mad Dash Through a Neon Oasis in Mr. Run and Jump, a New Eye-Melting 2D Platformer from Atari, Coming to PC and Consoles


Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands  is pleased to reveal today Mr. Run and Jump. An action-platformer in the truest sense, Mr. Run and Jump sends players on a neon-infused journey where only quick reflexes and skillful maneuvering will prove successful against treacherous enemies and a trove of fierce challenges. The frenetic new title launches on PC via Steam and Epic, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Atari VCS later this year.


It’s dangerous business going out your front door, especially when you’re exploring the Realms of Color, where the titular Mr. Run and Jump must embark on a fast-paced, fluorescent adventure to defeat the ghastly Void and find his missing dog, Leap.

Mr. Run and Jump feature precise controls, silky smooth gameplay, and free-flowing level design, making it a speedrunner’s dream. Run, jump, dash, and roll to hard-to-reach locations to find collectibles, or adjust the difficulty level via Dynamic Assistance to enjoy a more approachable experience with the heart-pounding peril cranked down a couple of notches.

Mr. Run and Jump were originally created in 2021 as an Atari 2600 game, designed by John Mikula, a developer at St. Louis-based indie studio Graphite Lab. Its precise platforming showcases the legacy 2600 hardware, still capable of engaging hobbyists and fans 40+ years after its release. The teams at Atari and Graphite Lab were so enamored with the 2600 title that they teamed up to create a modern version of Mr. Run and Jump, highlighting the best of the 2600 title for modern consoles and PCs, and layering in a beautiful landscape of color and sound.


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“We are thrilled to introduce Mr. Run and Jump to gamers worldwide,” said Matt Raithel, Graphite Lab Owner, and Studio Director. “Dazzling animation, intense platforming, and approachable characters all come together in a package that was made better with the help and support of the team at Atari.”

Mr. Run and Jump

Mr. Run and Jump Key Features: 


  • Dozens of unique levels within six distinct, vibrant, and beautifully illustrated worlds
  • A variety of devious enemies, each with their own attack patterns and personalities
  • 30+ hours of gameplay including Time Trials, hard-to-reach collectibles, achievements, and more
  • Precise controls make Mr. Run and Jump’s platforming as smooth as butter
  • An original story of a transformed world, a devouring Void, and all the wonders of the Realms of Color

Developed by Graphite Lab and Heavy Horse Games, Mr. Run and Jump launches later this summer on Windows PC via Steam and Epic, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Atari VCS. 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!