IDW Games Announces ATARI Partnership

From the IDW Publishing press release . . . . .
Some of the Greatest Games of All Time Get New Life as a Tabletop Game Series
 
San Diego, CA (March 8, 2017Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and IDW Games, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles. Centipede®Asteroids®, and Missile Command® are all headed to the tabletop by way of Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter, and his hand-picked crew of up-and-coming co-developers.

Set to capture the feel of these classic titles, the Atari line of board games are fun, intense and fast-paced. While each game in the series will play differently from the others, they will all have you nostalgic for the days of being hunched over a CRT in a dark arcade with your eyes on the prize: top of the high-score chart.

"Atari is one of the hallmarks of our generation," says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development. "We're honored with the opportunity to be able to bring the Atari classic archive to the tabletop."   
 
“IDW Games has a fantastic history of bringing licensed products to market, and we’re thrilled to work out a partnership and see our classic games on the tabletop,” says Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.
 
The Atari series of games will launch with Centipede in the Fall of 2017 with future titles releasing intermittently shortly after.
 
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About Atari
Atari (https://www.atari.com/?utm_source=Marketing+-+Media+Lists&utm_campaign=1f1344cdb5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b0dc13b2d9-1f1344cdb5-82868785&mc_cid=1f1344cdb5&mc_eid=b1822bf1afis an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.
 
Atari has offices in New York and Paris.


About IDW Games
IDW Games publishes both creator-owned and licensed tabletop games. The division was launched in 2014 and has quickly found success with one of the top-selling card games of the year with the Japanese import card game Machi Koro. IDW Games offers a mix of popular licensed games such as The X-Files and CHEW as well as strategic hobby games such as Tammany Hall and Yedo.


About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

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