Former Gameloft Executive to Further Develop Mobile and Digital Efforts on Key Platforms
LOS ANGELES – May 16, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today announced that it has hired Olivier Rameil as Sales and Marketing Director, Europe. Olivier comes to Atari with over 6 years of mobile games industry experience, most recently serving as Global Business Development Manager at Gameloft. In this new role, Olivier will drive continued market development and growth of the company’s mobile and digital games portfolio across European markets.
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Twenty Studios Selected from 87 Submissions to Compete for Cash Prizes, Publishing Agreement and Recognition in Atari’s Developer Spotlight
LOS ANGELES – May 1, 2012 – Atari today revealed the 20 indie developers advancing past the first round of the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge, becoming semi-finalists in the pursuit of the ultimate chance to release an iOS title under the Pong brand. The 20 semi-finalists, chosen from a total of 87 submissions, will now work to deliver a game build and compete to become contest finalists, earning Atari’s publishing support, upfront cash prizes and a position on Atari’s Developer Spotlight. To view the qualifying semi-finalists, please visit http://atari.com/pongdeveloperchallenge/.
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LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2012 – Atari today announced that semi-finalists of the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge will be revealed on May 1, 2012. With 87 great submissions in review, the judging panel has extended their evaluation period from the initial April 24, 2012 target announcement date in order to fairly consider all the quality entries and choose the best as its 20 semi-finalists. Those developers, qualifying for the final selection round, will prepare a game build and video trailer for submission in order to compete for publishing agreements, cash prizes and promotion on Atari’s Developer Spotlight.
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Submission Period for Pong Contest Ends 11:59PM EST Sunday Night
LOS ANGELES – April 12, 2012 – Atari today reminded mobile developers that the deadline to submit an entry to the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge is this Sunday, April 15, 2012. Submissions will be accepted up until 11:59PM EST on Sunday, after which up to 20 semi-finalists will be selected and announced on April 24, 2012. Developers looking to submit their entry should visit: http://atari.com/pong-indie-developer-challenge-entry-form.
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Publishing Agreements Extended to Three Years, Developer Spotlight Unveiled, David Whatley Joins Judging Panel
LOS ANGELES – March 27, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today announced several updates to its Pong® Indie Developer Challenge, most notably an extension of the rev-share publishing agreements from one to three years for all winners. The new publishing terms are intended to offer developers larger incentives for participation and increase their potential revenue as a result of their winning Pong submission.
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LOS ANGELES – February 29, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today released a major update to its freemium iOS hit, Asteroids: GunnerTM. The update unlocks all of the mobile game’s galaxies, previously available through in-app purchases, and adds new content, including challenging enemies to blast away and the Omega galaxy to explore.
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Winners Receive Cash Prize, Publishing Agreements, and Industry Accolades
LOS ANGELES – February 28, 2012 – In celebration of Atari’s and Pong’s 40th anniversary, the company today announced the official start of its Pong® Indie Developer Challenge, calling on entrants to reimagine the classic game for a chance to win up to $100,000 and see their vision go from concept to market. Beginning February 28, 2012, developers can submit their original take on Pong® for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch devices, with finalists launching their games on the App Store later this year under the Atari brand. Winning entries will also receive a long-term publishing agreement with Atari that includes development, creative resources and full marketing support. Submissions are now being accepted until March 31, 2012, 11:59pm ET, at: www.atari.com/pongdeveloperchallenge
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Available Now for $0.99 on the App Store, New Release Offers Fresh and Alternate Experience to Freemium Version
LOS ANGELES – January 24, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today announced the App Store release of Breakout®: Boost+, a new version of its popular brick-breaking game Breakout®: Boost for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available for $0.99, Breakout: Boost+ features one hundred brand-new levels with all the challenging and frenetic brick-breaking action of the original iOS hit that achieved over two million downloads in the first month after launch. Continue reading Atari Introduces Breakout®: Boost+ with One Hundred New Levels