To show my age, I’m going to tell you that when I was a kid, I remember having an Atari 2600. My sister and I played the hell out of that thing. I’m not sure what, exactly, happened to it over the years. There’s a good chance it’s still in my parent’s basement somewhere. But, if I can’t go out and find it again, I will be able to somewhat repeat those days of my youth with the new line of games that IDW has announced that they’ll be making with their new partnership with Atari.
From the announcement:
Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and IDW Games, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles. Centipede®, Asteroids®, and Missile Command® are all headed to the tabletop by way of Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter, and his hand-picked crew of up-and-coming co-developers.
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.