Atari is Back with Social Casino GamesPublished October 31, 2014 by Sol FH
Atari Jackpots is the newest brand to join the social casino games race, getting a big boost from FlowPlay.
Atari, one of the pioneers of gaming was thought to be long gone after they went through bankruptcy proceedings in 2013. The NY-based brand has jumped into the social casino gaming industry after signing a new partnership with FlowPlay, propelling them into the $2 billion market.
There are thousands of start-ups in the social gaming race nowadays, but new CEO of Atari, Fred Chesnais believes that his brand’s gaming background will make them popular with players worldwide.
“I love the brand,” related Chesnais. “Atari has been mainly involved in gaming. My plan is to take it to gambling, even if it is with social gaming at the start in the U.S. It is a very natural move.”
The partnership is an excellent match, as FlowPlay makes incredible social casino platforms that brands like Atari can customize and launch social games like Poker, Slots and Blackjack.
Atari is back from the Dead
Atari has a games list of well-over 200 titles, with games like Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout and Missile Command. Now, players will be able to play Atari Jackpots, featuring these titles, with plans for additional games in the near future.
Players will use Atari virtual currency in a completely virtual Atari casino world, complete with social environments. The games have been designed to get players talking, with the ability to exchange and gift items to one another.
Atari and FlowPlay have made certain players from around the world are able to play, and language options currently include English, Portuguese, Romanian, and French.
FlowPlay created the extremely popular social platform, Vegas World and they were the first choice of Atari when choosing a development partner. Both sides have shown their deep respect for each other. CEO of FlowPlay, Derrick Morton said, “the entrance of an iconic gaming company like Atari into the social casino space speaks volumes to the direction of the gaming industry. With Atari Jackpots, users can play the casino games they love, branded with the games they grew up playing.”