Atari Arcade and Internet Explorer 10 Brings Remade Atari Classics

Any self-respecting gamer is well aware of Atari’s contributions to the medium. It was forty years ago that Atari released its first arcade game, Pong, which revolutionized entertainment. Atari has teamed up with Microsoft to celebrate the launch of Internet Explorer 10 with Atari Arcade. Atari Arcade features a modern take on eight Atari classics, like Pong and Centipede, and brings them to the web through HTML5 – all completely ad free.

The games have been built from scratch with the new touch controls, graphics, game design, and gameplay features. Over the next few months, Atari and Internet Explorer will be releasing new games from Atari’s massive library. The games will feature multiplayer, which means players can go head-to-head, recreating the arcade experience from yesteryear.

Atari’s new platform will also give developers access to a suite of tools that they can use to create their own cross-browser, cross-device HTML5 games. This will allow them to publish their games and even integrate them into Facebook.

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It was the summer of 1972 when Atari released its first arcade game, Pong, which revolutionized entertainment. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Atari and the upcoming launch of Internet Explorer 10, we are unveiling Atari Arcade. It features a modern take on 8 popular Atari classic games like Pong, Centipede and Missile Command, bringing them to the web in HTML5 and with multi-touch, multi-player capabilities ad free!

These classic Atari games have been reimagined for touch from scratch with new game design, graphics, gameplay features and code with Internet Explorer 10 in HTML5. Over the next few months, we will release new games to the web regularly on the site from Ataris library of over 100 classic games. Like the arcades that first popularized gaming, players can go head-to-head with friends in competitive, real-time battles for high scores and leaderboard placement in the next evolution of Atari fan favourites like Breakout and Asteroids. A stellar experience is also offered for users on Internet Explorer 9.

Additionally, Ataris new platform will grant developers access to a suite of tools for creating cross-browser, cross-device HTML5 games and media experiences. This new offering will give developers a platform to publish games with the ability to utilize features like Facebook integration.

For more information or to speak with someone about the Atari Arcade launch, do not hesitate to contact me.


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