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First look at Pridefest, the LGBTQ-themed Sim

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 9th, 2015

Atari has released the first screenshots of their upcoming mobile game Pridefest at GDC this past week. The game is an original LGBTQ-themed social sim where you'll get to create and customize your own avatar and Pride Parade.

Pridefest allows you to connect with friends so you can visit each other's cities, chat, or challenge each other in co-op parade building. The game includes goals that, when met, provide you with festival supplies and bonuses to make your city a happier place.

While we have no set release date for Pridefest yet, Atari says it's coming soon.

Had a Few Too Many Christmas Cookies? Atari Fit Has You Covered

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 7th, 2015

Atari has announced the new Atari Fit: a fitness app that uses games to encourage you to work out. The app includes more than 150 exercises, including full-body circuit workouts, running programs, and custom routines. You can workout on your own or challenge yourself against your friends to see who can rack up the most points, which can then be traded in for classic Atari games like Pong, Centipede, and Super Breakout.

Atari has also partnered with Walgreens so that users can utilize their Balance Rewards to allow them to spend their loyalty points from within the app.

“We look forward to welcoming Atari into our Balance Rewards for healthy choices program,” said Adam Pellegrini, Vice President of Digital Health, Walgreens. “Atari’s knowledge of gamification will bring a new dimension to our program.”

The Atari Fit is compatible with many fitness devices such as the Fitbit, and works in conjunction with other apps like Google Health. With the gamified workouts, multiplayer options, online leaderboards, and social media sharing options, the app aims to help you shed those winter pounds and get you back in shape for summer.

Atari Fit will be out later this month.

March with Pridefest, a New LGBT-Themed Game Coming Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 18th, 2014

Atari announced today their development of Pridefest a social-sim game for tablets and mobile devices. This is the first LGBT-themed game from Atari. With Pridefest, players can build their own personalized pride parade and march it through a city of their choosing.

Players can customize their own parade floats with festival supplies and other bonuses they receive by completing quests. They can unlock new parade and festival supplies, or receive other bonuses. Pridefest also allows players to chat with friends, visit each other’s city and create avatars.

Todd Shallbetter, Chief Operating Officer, Atari Inc. said, “We are excited to be developing Atari’s first LGBT-themed game that will give players of all backgrounds the chance to play a fun and unique game that represents a passionate cause. We will continue offering a variety of games that are inclusive for all Atari fans and Pridefest is another example of how we are doing that.”

You can sign up for updates about Pridefest on their website PridefestGame.com

Alone in the Dark Updated While Nobody was Looking, and the Fixed Controls Make a Big Difference

Posted by Rob Rich on June 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FOREVER ALONE :: Read Review »

It seems as though Atari managed to sneak an update to Alone in the Dark onto the App Store while nobody was looking. Perhaps under the cover of... darkness?

The new update addresses my (and everyone's, really) biggest complaint about the game: the controls. The interface has been tweaked to the point that it's actually possible to play the game properly, make progress, and even (dare I say it?) have fun! Fun in a nostalgic sort of way, of course. It's still somewhat awkward and clunky to play, certainly, but now it's due to the game being so old instead of a totally borked control scheme. In fact, it makes so much of a difference that we've even updated our review!

The update to Alone in the Dark is live now, and the game will set you back $0.99 if you don't already own it.

Alone in the Dark Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FOREVER ALONE
Not even the deeply ingrained nostalgia over one of the world’s earliest “Survival Horror” games is enough to make this port worthwhile.
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Alone in the Dark Creeps onto the App Store - for Real this Time

Posted by Rob Rich on May 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FOREVER ALONE :: Read Review »

Remember last week when we mentioned that Alone in the Dark was coming to the App Store? And remember how it didn't? Well it turns out all it needed was a little time.

The classic Survival Horror game that predates the term "Survival Horror" (seriously, it's over 20 years old) is now available on the App Store, for real this time. No, really, it's totally up there. This isn't some bizarre demonic trick or anything, honest.

You can download this little piece of gaming history right now for $0.99.

Haunted House Re-Imagining Runs Onto the App Store Today

Posted by Ellis Spice on May 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Last night, Atari released a re-imagined version of Haunted House, turning the game into a free-to-play endless runner. Developed by Kung Fu Factory, who also developed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, the game drops players into the shoes of a boy lost in a scary place. In order to help him on his way home through a creepy mansion and its graveyard, players will need to a clear a path for him as he runs, jumps and maneuvers around traps.

Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer of Atari, had this to say of the re-imagining:

From enthusiasts of the original Haunted House to today’s on-the-go mobile gamers, players of all ages and generations are in for a completely new and fun gameplay experience. As we look to celebrate and refresh classic titles like Haunted House and RollerCoaster Tycoon, we will continue to extend fan-favorites to new PC, digital, social and mobile versions, as well as expand the Atari brand to online gambling and other gaming platforms.

Haunted House is available now and is free to play.

Alone in the Dark Set to Spook the App Store Tonight

Posted by Ellis Spice on May 14th, 2014

Prepare yourself, AppSpy reports that something Lovecraftian is set to sneak its way onto the App Store tonight. The original 1992 version of Alone in the Dark, widely seen as the game that inspired the survival horror genre, is set to launch tonight - allowing players to take on the role of Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood once more.

For those unfamiliar with the game, your role is to explore the mansion of Jeremy Hartwood, now deceased. Along the way you'll need to outwit or overpower supernatural enemies and solve puzzles in order to discover the truth behind Jeremy Hartwood's death.

Survival horror fans should prepare for the witching hour, when the clocks strikes twelve, as that is when Alone in the Dark is set to arrive tonight for $0.99.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Update Reduces Wait Times and the Cost of In-App Purchases

Posted by Ellis Spice on May 8th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: DISAPPOINTINGLY WEAK :: Read Review »

Three weeks ago RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile arrived on the App Store, bringing the beloved theme park series onto iOS. Now the game is set to get its first major update, bringing with it some improvements and new features.

Whilst the game is playable without spending a single penny on in-game coins or tickets, changes have been made regarding micro-transactions - meaning that buying in-game currencies will cost less for the next few weeks. In addition, wait times for building and construction have been reduced.

Alongside this, new attractions and features are set to arrive in the next update. Using a Flyover Plane, players will be able to send customized messages to the parks of other players. The Flyover Plane can also be used to promote your park, resulting in a bonus in coin production whilst the plane is launched. Some of the new attractions set to arrive include a Stadium, the Flying Jumbo Ride and the Gold Rush Mine.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is available to purchase now for $2.99.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 16th, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: DISAPPOINTINGLY WEAK
The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise finally comes to iOS, but it's a rather disappointing affair.
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Brings the Beloved Franchise to the App Store for the First Time

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 17th, 2014

RollerCoaster Tycoon, a game that has long captured the hearts of game players everywhere, is coming to the App Store for the first time via a new game called RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. In the game, you'll be able to construct and destruct plenty of roller coasters, customize your theme park to your liking, and share your amazing creations with friends.

One of the app's most exciting new features is the addition of Facebook and Game Center support, which will allow players to invite friends to visit their parks "and exchange roller coaster blueprints." Additionally, players can go to the RollerCoaster Tycoon website and register to receive news about the game as well as a free in-game gift. Be sure to check out the game's official announcement trailer below.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is being published by Atari and developed by start up game studio On5, and is set to release on the App Store in "early spring" for the price of $2.99.

Pong World Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on December 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY
It's sad to think that the world of Pong has evolved so little in the span of forty years.
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Atari Pong Indie Developer Challenge Winner, PongWorld, Launches To The App Store

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on November 29th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY :: Read Review »

Hey, remember the Atari Pong Indie Developer Challenge? Well, the game that won, PongWorld, is now released in the App Store, and it's free!

Pong World introduces a new generation to the classic game of PONG® with a dazzling unique twist and colorful new look. Explore Pong World by defeating opponents while collecting all five paddle creatures; Shaggy, Chompers, Sir Bouncelot, Razzle and Gnop to help you in your journey for domination. Each paddle is equipped with unique upgrades and powers. Unlock 4 different locations, each equipped with unique features -- summon a wall of energy to block your opponent’s ball, hinder your enemy’s vision and much more!

Outlaw Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on November 12th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHOT IN THE DARK
The retro classic is reborn on iOS! Too bad it has barely evolved since the Atari era.
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Centipede: Origins Goes Free, Adds iCloud, iOS 6, iPhone 5 Support

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on November 8th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNORIGINAL :: Read Review »

Centipede: Origins now has friend challenges, saved progress via iCloud, iPhone 5 support, and iOS 6 and Facebook integration. Oh, and it's now free. Woot!


- Now the levels' leaderboards are focused around your friends. Invite them via Facebook or GameCenter to see how you rank! Is your iOS 6 device linked in to Facebook? See all your contacts and Facebook friends right in the game.
- Win more coins by challenging another player! An awesome coin reward goes to the winner!
- Earn more coins by connecting with your Facebook profile.
- Now Centipede: Origins is integrated with iCloud. You are now able to save earned/bought currency and play on your iPad, and then load it from the iPhone or vice versa!
- For those with iPhone 5, we improved the resolution so you can slay some bugs in vivid detail!