PLYMOUTH, MI - (February 4, 2010) - Stardock announced today that Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, has added several PC games to Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com). In addition to the critically acclaimed Ghostbusters: The Video Game and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, the newly released science fiction MMORPG from renowned developer Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Online, is available.
Brad Wardell, CEO and president of Stardock, said "We have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Atari, spanning almost a decade. We are really excited about seeing these blockbuster titles come to Impulse."
With Impulse, users purchase their game and can then immediately download and install the game through the Impulse client which seamlessly manages updates, community features and more. Games become part of that user's account such that when a user purchase a new machine, a user can simply re-download the Impulse client, logon to their account and re-download all their purchases, even years into the future.
Todd Shallbetter, Director of Royalties at Atari, added: "Digital distribution of games is an increasingly important way to reach consumers and increase sales in the PC market. Impulse has emerged as a great partner in this arena and we are pleased to expand our partnership with them."
Stardock is one of the world's leading developers and publishers of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the highest rated and best selling PC strategy game of 2008 as well as the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Object Desktop, WindowBlinds, and a host of other programs for customizing the Windows experience. Learn more about Stardock by visiting www.stardock.com.
About Atari, SA
Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Atari London Studio, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.
Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic owned game franchises (Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Lunar Lander), original owned franchises (Test Drive, Backyard Sports, Deer Hunter), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters, Project Runway, Dungeons and Dragons).
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