Touch Centipede, Asteroids Bring Nostalgia Roaring Back

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 30, 2012 — Before casual games like “Bejeweled” and “Text Twist” came along, there were Atari classics such as “Pong,” “Combat,” “Centipede” and “Asteroids.” Many Gen Xers spent Saturday afternoons at the arcade blowing their week’s allowance on the latest game, all for the thrill of seeing their initials on the top score list.

The Atari Arcade brings more “experienced” Gen Xers a chance to relive those Saturday afternoons, without blowing their monthly mortgage payment or grocery budget. And Millennials can discover the joys of old-school gaming firsthand, while using the touch-first browsing capabilities that are part of Internet Explorer 10. Whether using a Windows 8 touch device or mouse and keyboard, Atari Arcade could redefine the casual gaming experience.

Today, eight Atari classics are available for play on Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10, with more scheduled for release in the next few months. And with the available SDK, developers can use the Atari Arcade platform to create modern-day classics all their own.