New York, USA (September 7, 2007)– GamersGate announced today that it has entered into an agreement with global publisher and developer Atari, Inc. The deal will allow Atari, Inc. to digitally connect with a worldwide audience through the rapidly growing digital distribution platform provided by GamersGate.
"Atari is the perfect partner for us, as we continue our climb to become one of the top digital download sites in the world," said Theodore Bergquist, CEO of Paradox Interactive and GamersGate."The company and its affiliates have an impressive portfolio and we are thrilled to see Atari take an active role in offering their customers a digital distribution option".
Atari plans to release some of its PC portfolio through GamersGate, giving gamers access to old back-catalogue favorites such as Masters of Orion® 3, Act of War: High Treason and Desperados® 2 in addition to new and popular games like The Witcher™. .
"Digital distribution is a huge growth area globally, and for Atari Inc., in particular," said Nizzi Renaud, vice president of web development and content, Atari, Inc."We are particularly excited by the chance to make some of our PC titles available on GamersGate and to cement our relationship with their gaming audience."
The first titles in the Atari and GamersGate agreement are scheduled for release today.
To find out more about GamersGate and its partners, please visit http://www.gamersgate.com or contact:
+46 8 566 14813
GamersGate is a unique digital distribution platform launched by Paradox Interactive to create easily accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide– anytime, anywhere. Seen as a strong contender on the digital download arena, plans for its immediate future include the launch of several accompanying services and a substantial increase in the product portfolio offered to consumers. Current partners include publishers like Atari Inc, Valusoft, Deep Silver, Ascaron and 1C. For more information, please visit http://www.gamersgate.com
About Atari, Inc.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is a third-party publisher of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as Test Drive®; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Dragon Ball Z®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext– ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com
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