Atari Announces Jaguar Developers (Oct.08,1993)

From: Atari SIG (xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 02/20/94-12:30:44 AM Z

From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Subject: Atari Announces Jaguar Developers (Oct.08,1993)
Date: Sun Feb 20 00:30:44 1994

                            SILICON TIMES REPORT
 October 08, 1993                                                 No. 9.41

 09/24 1103  Atari announces Jaguar Developers

 announced its initial list of developers for the Atari Jaguar 64-bit
 Interactive Multimedia system.

    Since July, 20 developers have signed license agreements to publish
 game titles for Jaguar.  Additional high-profile developers and publishers
 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

    "Developer response to Jaguar has been overwhelming -- we've
 accomplished what we set out to do by attracting the industry's top
 developers,"  said Sam Tramiel, president of Atari.  "The tremendous power
 of Jaguar removes the programming barriers that exist on all other gaming
 platforms, allowing developers to focus their energy and imagination on
 creating truly revolutionary video games.  The technological prowess of
 our developers coupled with Atari's aggressive marketing and comprehensive
 developer support program will create a new industry standard for
 multimedia performance."

    The developer list includes:

                             Anco Software Ltd.
                               Maxis Software
                              Telegames Beyond
                                 Games Inc.
                                Tiertex Ltd.
                           Dimension Technologies
                           Midnight Software Inc.
                               Titus Eurosoft
                            Ocean Software Ltd.
                      Tradewest High Voltage Software
                          Rebellion Software Ltd.
                            Trimark Interactive
                           Krisalis Software Ltd.
                                Retour 2048
                               U.S. Gold Ltd.
                               Loriciel S.A.

    The strength of the Jaguar platform has attracted the industry's
 premier developers, allowing them to immediately begin programming the
 industry's first 64-bit video games.  Comments include:

    "We're excited about the reality of an advanced video game system
 retailing for approximately $200 and delivering technology comparable or
 superior to announced systems costing over three times as much.  Atari
 pioneered the video game industry -- it's good to see them at the
 forefront of innovation once again."  -- Kelly Flock, executive vice
 president of Trimark Interactive

    "Kids, don't waste your Christmas money on something else, this Cat is
 the new king of the video game jungle."
                             -- Terry Grantham, president of Telegames Inc.
    (Telegames will release "Ultimate Brain Games"  and "European Soccer
     Challenge" for Jaguar in the spring and summer of 1994.

    "The 64-bit power of the Atari Jaguar allows us to move light years
     beyond today's game standards."
                     -- Kris N. Johnson, president of Beyond Games Inc.
    (Beyond will release "Battlewheels" for Jaguar in the second
     quarter of 1994.)

    The power of the Jaguar development environment allows programmers

    -- Create the industry's first 64-bit video games
    -- Deliver unprecedented true-color graphics, stereo CD-quality
       sound and animation speed
    -- Enjoy unsurpassed ease in creating real-time 3-D virtual worlds
    -- Unleash programming creativity previously hampered by the
       restrictions of all other gaming platforms

    Atari Corp. manufactures and markets video games and personal computers
 for the home, office, and educational marketplaces.  The Sunnyvale-based
 company manufactures Jaguar products in the United States and is publicly
 traded on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol ATC.

    CONTACT:  Cunningham Communications
    Mary Moslander, 408/982-0400
    REPEATS: New York 212-575-8822 or 800-221-2462
             Boston 617-330-5311 or 800-225-2030
             SF 415-986-4422 or 800-227-0845
             LA 310-820-9473

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