IDW To Make Tabletop Games From Classic Atari Titles

IDW Games has announced a partnership with Atari to produce a line of tabletop games based on classic Atari videogame titles. Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter) and his hand-picked crew of developers will be bringing forth tabletop versions of Centipede, Asteroids and Missile Command. Each game will play differently and include elements of the classic arcade releases.


"Atari is one of the hallmarks of our generation," says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development. "We're honored with the opportunity to be able to bring the Atari classic archive to the tabletop."

"IDW Games has a fantastic history of bringing licensed products to market, and we're thrilled to work out a partnership and see our classic games on the tabletop," says Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.

The Atari series of games will launch with Centipede in the Fall of 2017 with future titles releasing intermittently shortly after.

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Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.