Atari announced today the official rollout of Atari Games Online (Atari GO). The Atari GO initiative will support the development of new online casual and social games and help game developers navigate the increasing complexities of publishing online games. The announcement was made today by Jeff Lapin, CEO, Atari.
Thom Kozik, who recently joined Atari in March, brings more than twenty-five years of experience in games, technology and online beginning with Microsoft followed by leadership roles with Yahoo!, Bigpoint and K2 Network. Kozik has been leading this new initiative, focused on attracting independent developers and content distribution partners with Atari's multi-platform approach to development, marketing and distribution. More than a dozen studios are actively developing new casual and social games around the Atari GO suite of services.
"The programs, tools and support structures behind Atari GO allows developers to focus on making great games that can then be delivered globally," said Thom Kozik, Executive VP, Online & Mobile at Atari. "Developers can already sign up for our programs and collaborate with us as we envision the future of cross-platform gaming."