Infographic and Sizzle Reel Highlight 40 Years of Gaming, Released with Details
of Special Giveaways and Events
Los Angeles, CA - June 27, 2012 - Atari, one of the world's most recognized
publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today commemorates its
40th anniversary, which comes on the heels of the recent mobile releases Circus
Atari and Centipede: Origins. In celebration of this milestone, Atari has
released an infographic highlighting its many pivotal moments in video game
history, as well as a sizzle reel with footage from a 1980s commercial and the
company's progression over the years to its recent mobile hits.
View the video on Atari's YouTube channel at:
"Over its 40 years of operation, Atari has become one of the most iconic and
recognized brands around the world, responsible for mainstreaming video games
with blockbuster franchises including Asteroids, Breakout and Centipede," said
Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari. "Today, we aim to keep the tradition alive through new
and creative development efforts based on what made us great in our early days ?
offering our devoted and growing fan base fun but challenging games on mobile
and online platforms."
The company most recently released Circus Atari, a circus-themed puzzle-platformer,
and Centipede: Origins, in which players defend their garden from invading
insects. Additionally, Zynga announced yesterday that Atari has joined as one of
its early partners for its new mobile publishing program, Zynga Partners for
Mobile, with one new title coming soon. Other soon to be announced partnerships
will allow Atari to continue to reach the broadest possible audience with new
technology and innovation based on its popular library of game franchises.
Today kicks off a full year of events and programs surrounding the 40th
anniversary, and fans are invited to take part in the celebration in several
- "40 Giveaways in 4 Days" sweepstakes (US residents only): Starting
today, fans can visit Atari on Facebook at
for opportunities to win Atari Arcades, t-shirts and more!
- A special call-out to Atari fans: Post a photo of you and your friends
wearing your Atari t-shirts to our Facebook wall at
For more information about Atari games and the latest news:
About ATARI, SA
Atari is a multi-platform, global interactive
entertainment and licensing company. The original innovator of video gaming,
founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games
and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids, Centipede,
Missile Command, Pong, Test Drive, Backyard Sports, Ghostbusters, and
Rollercoaster Tycoon. Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by
delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook? and digital
download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company
also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles
from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and
franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories.
Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London.