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Scott Stilphen - 24/07/2018
@Daniel Thomas MacInnes
Not released? You realize this *was* released by Antic, right? There's a photo of the disk right here on Atarimania.
Daniel Thomas MacInnes - 24/07/2018
I'll give this a thumbs-up just for its artistic ambition and sheer weirdness. It reminds me of the artists who created computer graphics art at universities in the 1970s, very abstract and trippy and experimental.

According to one account, this game was never released or even completed. I cannot verify these claims. You can read the account here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQDCFRfqi2Y

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Information

GenreMiscellaneousYear1983
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherRoklan
ControlsJoystickDeveloperAdmacadiam Software
Players1, DemoCountryUSA
Programmer(s)

O'Neill, John

LicensePrototype
Graphic Artist(s)

O'Neill, John

Medium Cartridge
Sound

[n/a]

Rarity
Cover Artist(s)[unknown]Serial?
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Additional Comments

Other version with the same title:


Antic Software.

Many thanks to John Hardie for scanning the instructions!

Cartridge

Lifespan Atari cartridge scan

Instructions

Ads

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Article

John O'Neill: The Dali of Computer Gaming


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Book / Magazine Reviews

 Electronic Games · March, 1984


Anyone who still thinks electronic gaming is a mindless hobby should sit down to a few games of Lifespan. This multi-scenario action game is an analogy of a person's life experiences, from the cradle to the grave, with the ultimate objective of leading the longest, fullest life possible.

Each game begins with the birth spiral screen, wherein the player is treated to a pretty light... [more]


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