IDW To Release Atari Themed Board Games
IDW Games, designers and distributors of a multitude of games (including the magnificent The Game) have signed a deal to create board games based on Atari properties. The first will be Centipede in September 2017, followed Asteroids and Missile Command. The games will be deagined by John Gilmour, co-deasigner of Dead Of Winter.
The IDW web site describes the games as
“Set to capture the feel of these classic titles, the Atari line of board games are fun, intense and fast-paced. While each game in the series will play differently from the others, they will all have you nostalgic for the days of being hunched over a CRT in a dark arcade with your eyes on the prize: top of the high-score chart.”
You can find out more here: IDW Games
The Arcade Blogger
This is not really news, but I love this blog! Tony Temple over at The Arcade Blogger runs his site as “A UK based blog about the preservation and history of Classic Arcade Video Games from the 70s and 80s.” He has a particular affection for the game Missile Command, which I can totally appreciate, as I created my own version named “Flak Cannon” for our book, The Essential Guide To Flash Games. His most recent story is named “A Hole In The Atari Battlezone Story“, which is an in-depth dive into oddities in the Battlezone cabinet. I look forward to visiting this site often
Art Of Atari Poster Book Now On Pre-Sale
The follow-up to Tim Lapetino’s magnificent The Art Of Atari is coming in June of this year. The Art Of Atari Poster Book: 40 pages of removable, flammable posters of classic Atari art for an MSRP of $24.99.
This one looks awesome! I’m sure the iconic Atari images included in their poster formwill adorn games rooms, man-caves, barcades and the like for decades to come.
As always, here is our growing list of links we find interesting.
- The Arcade Blogger
- 7800 Homebrew Podcast
- Angry Video Game Nerd
- Antic Podcast
- Click Team
- Construct 2
- DIY Gamer
- The Game Creators (Dark Basic)
- Gamemaker/YoYo Games
- Hey Poor Player
- Jag Bar
- Nintendo Virtual Console
- Pat The NES Punk
- Pico 8
- Playstation Store PS2 Games
- RetroGamer Magazine
- RetroJunkies Network
- Retrogaming Roundup
- RPG Maker
- RTG 85
- Smile Game Builder
- Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List