The Connoiseur and other Atari prototypes

Our friends at have informed us of a recent discovery of an unreleased text adventure for the Atari called The Connoiseur. A game that was intended for release by Synapse Software in 1984.

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The game was archived by the National Videogame Museum, and added into the atarimania archives in August 2023.  You can find more details and a download here:

Additionally, we were informed of prototypes that were preserved thanks to John Hardie, with a number of titles:

More details about the recoveries can also be read about on these two AtariAge forum posts. Forum post 1 and Forum post 2.

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