Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, in partnership with FlowPlay, a leader in virtual world games and technology and the creators of Vegas World, today announced the launch of Atari Jackpots™. The Atari-themed virtual world brings casino-style play to an online, multi-player game – with classic Atari brands including Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede®, and Missile Command®. As the first release of Atari Jackpots, users can expect additional games and elements in the coming months.
Atari Jackpots features a full suite of virtual currency casual casino games and social environments, all featuring Atari favorites. In the Centipede®-themed poolside area, players can chat in a giant indoor ball pit, and get up close and personal with the one and only iconic Centipede. The Breakout® dance club offers a social environment where players can exchange Asteroids® Bonus Charms, which increase virtual currency payouts while playing casino games.
Upon entering Atari Jackpots, players will be drawn into a virtual casino with slots branded from Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede®, Lunar Lander®, Missile Command®, Tempest®, Gravitar®, and Crystal Castles®. Additional single- and multi-player games have also been incorporated including blackjack, video poker, solitaire, and bingo. A Centipede®-branded version of solitaire, and Bonus Charms inspired by Atari favorites will be incorporated in the coming months. Atari Jackpots will be available worldwide in several languages including English, Portuguese, Romanian, and French.
“This first release of Atari Jackpots is a step into online casinos, leveraging the rapidly growing interest in social casinos to offer a fun experience,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc. “We wanted to engage rapidly with our loyal fans, get their feedback in order to decide upon the additional features to be released to further improve the Atari Jackpots experience.”
Atari has selected FlowPlay, an experienced social casino development company and the creators of Vegas World, as its development partner for Atari Jackpots.
“The entrance of an iconic gaming company like Atari into the social casino space speaks volumes to the direction of the gaming industry,” said Derrick Morton, CEO of FlowPlay. “Millions of people around the world are engaging in casino-style games through a virtual world environment. With Atari Jackpots, users can play the casino games they love, branded with the games they grew up playing.”
Atari Jackpots is the first of several upcoming initiatives that Atari is pursuing within the online gambling space. The company has also partnered with Pariplay to develop a real-money gaming product, Atari Casino, which is currently in development and scheduled for release in late 2014.
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