Atomic Games, Inc.
Located in Houston, Texas, Atomic Games is a privately held corporation. The company was founded in 1989 by Keith Zabalaoui
, Ed Rains
and Larry Merkel
. The initial idea was to bring their passion, wargaming board games, to computers, and their first title was V for Victory: D-Day Utah Beach
(1991). They did three more games in the V for Victory series
for Three‑Sixty Pacific, Inc.
, and some similar games for Avalon Hill
(e.g. World at War: Stalingrad
) and Mattel
The real breakthrough came in 1996 when they teamed up with Microsoft
for Close Combat
. The game was a huge success and spawned many sequels
. However, the company closed its doors in December 2000, until it was picked up by Destineer Studios
in May 2005. They are currently working on Close Combat: Red Phoenix
The company is considered one of the pioneers in electronic historical wargaming.
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