Tempest ?-??-83


This is a very very early demo for Tempest.  While an actual prototype for this version has not yet been found (if it was ever burned onto EPROMs), it was featured in the Atari In-House Promo 2nd Quarter 1983 video which was made to show other Atari employees what everyone was working out at the time.  This demo appears to only consist of a few of the level designs zooming inward to the front of the screen.  Given the early date of this video it's not surprising that Tempest is in such an early state.


The shapes are the same as in the latest version


They slowly zoom in from the background


No enemies or even the player are present


A screenshot from the latest version



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