LOS ANGELES - June 15, 2012 - Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today released gameplay video footage for each of the game submissions previously selected as semi-finalists in the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge. To view all the videos, visit Atari’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/atari.
The semi-finalists submitted the videos together with builds of their game on June 5, moving into the finalist selection phase based on judging criteria listed in the official rules.
Announcement of the finalists will take place on June 26 in celebration of Atari’s 40 th anniversary and fans should also stay tuned to Atari’s official Facebook Page for more information and promotions surrounding the anniversary.
Up to 10 finalists will be chosen to receive three-year revenue-share publishing agreements and cash prizes based on their final ranking: first place will receive $50,000, second place to earn $37,500, third place netting $15,000, and up to seven additional runner-ups taking home $5,000 each. Additionally, finalists will be featured on Atari’s Developer Spotlight, an online portal with information on the developers and their contest efforts.
For full details regarding the contest, including rules and prizes, please visit: www.atari.com/pongdeveloperchallenge.
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Atari ( www.atari.com) is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®. Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories.
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