F.F.: The Harpy & Dragon

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Flye 'n' Frie in...
F.F.: The Harpy & Dragon
The game's "box art"
Developer(s)Studio RGB-Newt
Publisher(s)The Fishal Project
Director(s)Darien Brice Dickinson
Producer(s)Jordyn-Rae Morrison
Designer(s)Darien Brice Dickinson
Programmer(s)Darien Brice Dickinson
Artist(s)Darien Brice Dickinson
Writer(s)Darien Brice Dickinson
Composer(s)Darien Brice Dickinson
SeriesFlye 'n' Frie: Retro Remains Series
Platform(s)Atari 7800
  • WW: TBA

Flye 'n' Frie in... F.F.: The Harpy & Dragon (or simply F.F.: The Harpy & Dragon) is an upcoming puzzle video game, developed by Studio RGB-Newt and published by The Fishal Project, for the Atari 7800, an 8-bit home video game console released in 1986, which was discontinued in 1992.

The game is the first out of 8 titles in the "Retro Remains Series" of Flye 'n' Frie games for retro consoles and systems, all eight of which will be bundled together in the Flye 'n' Frie: Classic Collection for PC, and are otherwise released as seperate Atari 7800 ROM files that are playable in emulators or on real Atari 7800 (or compatible) hardware through physical cartridges or other optical media.

The game was originally in development for the Atari 2600, and likewise, the title of the game is a reference to infamous Atari 2600 game "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", a tie-in game to the movie of the same name, which contributed to the video game crash of 1983.


F.F.: The Harpy & Dragon is a nonogram-puzzle solving game. Players must use numbers depicted on a grid to determine which sections to fill and not fill in. When the black-and-white puzzle is completed, players are rewarded with their completed puzzle, now in colour, which is then added into a larger artwork to fill in the blanks. All the blank spaces of these larger, full artworks must be filled before moving onto the next chapter. When the completed chapters and their associated artworks are viewed in sequential order, they provide a story that ties into the lore of the Flye 'n' Frie franchise.



The story told through the nonogram puzzles, in 12 chapters, is that of The Hero's Journey trope. Each chapter focuses on one of the 12 stages as defined by Christopher Vogler in 2007.

Act 1: Ordinary World

Act 2: Call to Adventure

Act 3: Refusal of the Call

Act 4: Meeting with the Mentor

Act 5: Crossing the First Threshold

Act 6: Tests, Allies, and Enemies

Act 7: Approach to the Inmost Cave

Act 8: The Ordeal

Act 9: Reward

Act 10: The Road Back

Act 11: The Resurrection

Act 12: Return with the Elixir


The story of F.F.: The Harpy & Dragon takes place on Alternate Earth F, like most games in the Flye 'n' Frie franchise.






The game was set to be developed for the Atari 2600, but due to technical hardware limitations, preventing display of complex colour graphics, and the fact that only one button is available on the 2600's standard CX40 joystick, development was moved from the Atari 2600 to the Atari 7800 in March 2024.









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