Neha Patil

Atarisoft

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Founded  1983
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Video games  Ms Pac‑Man, Galaxian, Jungle Hunt, Moon Patrol, Pole Position

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Atarisoft was a brand name used by Atari, Inc in 1983 and 1984 to market video games they published for home systems made by their competitors. Each platform had a specific color attributed by Atarisoft for its game packages. For example, video games sold for the Commodore 64 came up in green packages, games for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A in yellow, games for the IBM PC in blue, and so on. Despite being in existence for less than two years, Atarisoft had a huge video game library with dozens of game versions being released for various home computers and consoles. Almost all of the Atarisoft titles were produced by third-party software companies, as Atari only developed for their own systems.

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The Atarisoft label did not bear Atari's recognizable "fuji" logo nor the official logos of the games, rather,the game names were written in a different typeface (popularly called "Futuri Extra Bold [non-italic]"). The Atarisoft brand was used on game boxes, manuals; and advertising, but the name that appeared on the title screen of these games was generally that of Atari, not Atarisoft.

The Atarisoft label as utilized by Atari Inc. was discontinued shortly after Warner Communications sold Atari Inc's consumer division to Jack Tramiel in 1984. Many additional titles were in production at the time. Most of these went unreleased although a few were eventually released by other companies.

The new Atari Corp. initially used the Atarisoft brand as well. Several Atari 8-bit family titles (both game and non-game) were published by Atari UK and Atari France using the Atarisoft label in 1985. Atari did not use the Atarisoft label again after 1985.

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Released

These were published during 1983-84. Most were released by Atari, Inc., but some of these were released by Atari, Corp. later in 1984.

  • Battlezone (Apple II, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC)
  • Centipede (Apple II, ColecoVision, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, Intellivision, TI-99/4A)
  • Defender (Apple II, ColecoVision, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, Intellivision, TI-99/4A)
  • Dig Dug (Apple II, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A)
  • Donkey Kong (Apple II, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A)
  • Galaxian (Apple II, ColecoVision, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum)
  • Gremlins (Apple II, C64, IBM PC)
  • Joust (Apple II, IBM PC)
  • Jungle Hunt (Apple II, ColecoVision, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A)
  • Mario Bros. (Apple II, C64)
  • Moon Patrol (Apple II, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (Apple II, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A, ZX Spectrum)
  • Pac-Man (Apple II, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, Intellivision, TI-99/4A, ZX Spectrum)
  • Picnic Paranoia (TI-99/4A)
  • Pole Position (BBC Micro, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A, ZX Spectrum)
  • Protector II (TI-99/4A)
  • Robotron: 2084 (Apple II, BBC Micro/Acorn Electron, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC)
  • Shamus (TI-99/4A)
  • Stargate (Apple II, IBM PC, C64)
  • Track & Field (Apple II, C64)
  • Never Released

    Promoted, partially developed, or fully completed titles, but Atari did not publish them.

  • Asteroids Deluxe (BBC Micro)
  • Battlezone (BBC Micro/Acorn Electron)
  • Centipede (IBM PCjr)
  • Crystal Castles (Acorn Electron, Apple II, BBC Micro, C64, IBM PC)
  • Dig Dug (BBC Micro/Acorn Electron, ZX Spectrum)
  • Donkey Kong (BBC Micro/Acorn Electron, IBM PCjr, ZX Spectrum)
  • Donkey Kong Jr (Apple II, BBC Micro, C64, IBM PC, ZX Spectrum)
  • Joust (BBC Micro, C64, VIC-20, TI-99/4A)
  • Mario Bros. (VIC-20, IBM PC, TI-99/4A)
  • Missile Command (Apple II, ColecoVision, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, Intellivision, TI-99/4A)
  • Moon Patrol (IBM PCjr, ZX Spectrum)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (BBC Micro/Acorn Electron, IBM PCjr)
  • Pac-Man (Colecovision)
  • Pole Position (Apple II)
  • Robotron: 2084 (TI-99/4A, ZX Spectrum)
  • Sinistar (Acorn Electron, BBC Micro; later debranded and released as DeathStar)
  • Slime (earlier name for the unreleased Super Storm) (TI-99/4A)
  • Stargate (VIC-20, TI-99/4A)
  • Super Storm (later name for the unreleased Slime) (TI-99/4A)
  • Track & Field (IBM PC)
  • Typo Attack (Apple II, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, IBM PCjr)
  • Vanguard (Apple II, ColecoVision, C64, VIC-20, IBM PC, Intellivision, TI-99/4A)
  • Releases by Atari UK

    All released in 1985.

  • Chess (Atari 8-bit)
  • Eastern Front (1941) (Atari 8-bit)
  • European Countries and Capitals (Atari 8-bit)
  • An Invitation to Programming (Atari 8-bit)
  • The Lone Raider (Atari 8-bit)
  • Software Pack (The Home Filing Manager and The Pay-Off / Paint) (Atari 8-bit)
  • Releases by Atari France

    All released in 1985.

  • Cameléon (Atari 8-bit)
  • Énigme du triangle (Atari 8-bit)
  • Nostradamus (Atari 8-bit)
  • Promoteur (Atari 8-bit)
  • References

    Atarisoft Wikipedia


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