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Atari Europe S.A.S.U.

Also Known As +

  • Infogrames Europe SA company name until 6th May 2003
  • Infogrames Multimedia SA initial company name

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Atari Europe S.A.S.U. is a majority owned subsidiary of the holding company Infogrames Entertainment SA with worldwide headquarters in Lyon, France. The company was founded in June 1983 as Infogrames by Bruno Bonnell and Christophe Sapet and was primarily known as a game developer during the late 1980's and 1990's. Their best-known games include the initial Alone in the Dark trilogy, as well as various games based on Franco-Belgian comics.

Together with the US headquarters Atari, Inc. (formerly Infogrames, Inc.) in New York, the European division is a global publisher and distributor of games for all major consoles and also computers, with many development studios under its wings. The company also has offices in France, United Kingdom, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, India, China, Australia, Japan.

Atari Europe produces and publishes interactive games for all platforms available in Europe and oversees distribution of the Atari catalog throughout Europe. In addition, as a result of significant publishing and distribution deals, Atari Europe also distributes titles of affiliate companies, including Sega, Bandai, and Square Soft, across the continent.

Atari Europe is organized to serve three primary regions: Northern Europe (United Kingdom and Scandinavian countries), Southern Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel), and Eastern Europe (Germany, Austria, Benelux, Switzerland and countries of Eastern Europe). Australia and New Zealand are also considered part of Atari Europe's territory because both areas utilize the European PAL video standard.

653 Games Released (1985 - 2022)

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Kombinera (2022 on PlayStation 5, iPad, Xbox Series...)
Atari Flashback Classics (2018 on PS Vita, Nintendo Switch)
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures (2018 on Nintendo Switch, Windows)
RollerCoaster Tycoon: Mega-Pack (2016 on Windows)
Alone in the Dark: Illumination (2015 on Windows)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D (2012 on Nintendo 3DS)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Ferrari 599XX (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Harley Davidson Fatboy Special (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Ducati Desmosedici RR (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Ducati Diavel Carbon (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Ferrari 250 GTO (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Ferrari F40 (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime - Challenge Pack (2011 on PlayStation 3)
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition (2011 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition (2011 on PlayStation 3)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Audi RS 5 Coupé (2011 on PlayStation 3)

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History +

May 7th, 2003

Infogrames rebrands its corporate image and will now be known as Atari.

Trivia +

Infogrames has grown up incredibly big during the last decade. As of this writing (year 2000 / 2001), the company is acknowledged as the second biggest game publisher in the world, right after Electronic Arts itself.

Infrogrames is traded on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol IFGM.

According to Bruno Bonnell on a television interview, the founders used a mix-and-match computer program to suggest names for their new company, one of which was "Infogramme": a portmanteau of the French words "informatique" (information technology) and "programme" (a computer program). The final choice, "Infogrames", was a slightly modified version of that suggestion, and is properly pronounced "IN-foe-gramz" — it is unrelated to the English word "games". However, in English, it is sometimes misunderstood as a misspelling of Infrogames, and sometimes referred to thereof.

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