Atari Interactive, Inc.

Moby ID: 202

AKA +
  • Infogrames Interactive, Inc. (from 2001-01 to 2003-05-06)
  • Hasbro Interactive, Inc. (from 1995 to 2001-01)
  • Hasbro Electronic Entertainment (from 1995 to 1995)

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Atari Interactive was founded in 1995 as Hasbro Electronic Entertainment (later Hasbro Interactive in 1996-2000), as a subsidiary of Hasbro. It is located in Beverly, Massachussets, USA. The company produced children's and casual games based on Hasbro franchises and other high-profile licensees. On 13 March 1998, the company acquired the brand and intellectual properties of Atari Corporation. They would briefly use the Atari brand as a label in select titles, like Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge and Nerf Arena Blast.

On 14 September 1998, the company acquired MicroProse.

In January 2001, the company was renamed to Infogrames Interactive after being acquired by Infogrames. In May 2003, renamed to their current name, Atari Interactive as part of Infogrames' shift towards the Atari brand. Alongside Atari, Inc., it forms Atari's American presence. By 2003, it was one of three American locations of the Atari corporation handling publishing and distribution, focusing on strategy, simulation and children's titles; the other two locations were in Santa Monica, California (action, adventure, sports) and in Minneapolis, Minnesota (formerly GT Interactive's Value division, casual action and adventure games, as well as licensed titles).

According to a mid-2000s FAQ on the investors page, Atari Interactive was managed by Atari, Inc. (ex-GT) after it was acquired in 2001.

This company handles the bulk of the Atari's digital distribution since cca 2021.

The company was formerly located in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA. During its days as Hasbro Interactive, the company had its distribution offices in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Credited on 411 Games from 1995 to 2024

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Gunship + Gunship 2000 (2024 on Windows)
HardBall! + HardBall II (2024 on Windows)
Balls of Steel (2024 on Windows)
Berzerk: Recharged (2023 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Atari VCS...)
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures Deluxe (2023 on PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4...)
Haunted House (2023 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Days of Doom (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Quantum: Recharged (2023 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Mr. Run and Jump (2023 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Pixel Ripped 1978 (2023 on PlayStation 5, Windows, Quest)
Taycan Arcade (2023 on Browser)
Caverns of Mars: Recharged (2023 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Akka Arrh (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration (2022 on Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch...)
Atari Mania (2022 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, Atari VCS)
Yars: Recharged (2022 on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Gravitar: Recharged (2022 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Kombinera (2022 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Breakout: Recharged (2022 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Asteroids: Recharged (2021 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Stadia...)

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History +

January 21, 2013

Filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

February 17, 2006

The company restructures its operations, which will result in a worldwide workforce reduction of approximately 20%.

May 7, 2003

As a result of Infogrames' worldwide re-branding, Infogrames Interactive, Inc. changes name into Atari Interactive, Inc.

January 2001

Hasbro Interactive was sold to Infogrames and became Infogrames Interactive.

May 18, 2000

Hasbro issued a press release, confirming the cancellation of "Tank Platoon!", which was supposed to be the sequel to M1 Tank Platoon 2.

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Trivia +

Company location and contact information (ca 1996):

Hasbro Interactive, Inc.

50 Dunham Road

Beverly, MA 01915-1844

United States

Phone: +1-508-921-3700

Fax: +1-508-921-3704

Technical Support: +1-617-746-2903

Internet: www.hasbro.com

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