ATARI ANNOUNCES TOTAL OF 86 DEVELOPERS, PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES FOR JAGUAR

SUNNYVALE, Calif. March 7, 1994 Atari Corp. announced today that its award-winning Jaguar 64-bit game system has attracted 86 top developers, publishers and licensees since its introduction in November 1993. 

Among the 48 new partners announced today are ReadySoft Inc., publisher of "Dragon's Lair," "Dragon's Lair II" and "Space Ace"; Bullfrog Productions Ltd., developer of "Populous" and "Powermonger"; Imagineer, publisher of "Wolfenstein 3D (SNES)"; Jaleco, a leading manufacturer of arcade games and home video games including "Super Bases Loaded" and "Pro-Sport Hockey"; and Sculptured Software, developer of "Mortal Kombat" for Acclaim.

"The innovative technology unleashed by Jaguar challenges us to change our approach to developing software," said Glen Williams, technical director, Williams Brothers Development, one of the newly signed software developers. "With Jaguar, game developing is no longer a matter of working within the machine's capabilities, but of living up to them."

Since Jan. 1, 1994, Atari has signed 48 new partners. These are: 

Accent Media Productions 

Anthill Industries 

(ASG) All Systems Go 

Argonaut Software Ltd. 

Audio Visual Magic 

Bethesda Softworks 

Bjorn Joos/Kris Van Lier 

Black Scorpion Software 

Borta & Associates 

Bullfrog Productions Ltd. 

Clearwater Software 

Computer Music Consulting 

Cybervision 

CyberWare 

Delta Music Systems Inc. 

Domark Group Ltd. 

DTMC 

Duncan Brown 

Elite 

E-On 

EZ Score Software Inc. 

GameTek Inc. 

Genus Microprogramming Inc. 

H2O Design Corp. 

HiSoft 

ICD Inc. 

Imagineer Co. Ltd. 

Jaleco 

Limelight Media Inc. 

Manley & Associates Inc. 

NMS Software Ltd. 

Photosurealism 

PIXIS Interactive 

ReadySoft Inc. 

Rest Energy 

Sculptured Software Inc. 

Software Creations 

Team Infinity 

Team 17 Software Ltd. 

Technation Digital World 

Techtonics 

Teque London Ltd. 

Thrustmaster 

V-Reel 

Virtual Xperience 

Visual Concepts 

Williams Brothers 

WMS Industries 

"We are pleased the industry's most innovative, successful software companies continues to join the Jaguar team," said Sam Tramiel, president of Atari. "Jaguar is the world's most powerful multimedia video game system. Consequently, this platform offers leading developers and publishers unprecedented creative and commercial opportunities."

"Atari has used cutting-edge technology to push Jaguar's system architecture beyond the industry's next natural stage and leaped ahead of its competitors in the process," said Lou Viveros, president of V-Reel and Viveros and Associates, a leading video game consulting firm. "Our games will require creativity and flexibility in the development process and outstanding system performance during game play. Consequently, the decision to develop for Jaguar was an easy one."

V-Reel will develop and market Arena Football exclusively for Jaguar. This represents the first license of the Arena Football League for home video game systems. V-Reel also plans to develop Horrorscope, a Jaguar fighting game based on the 12 characters of the Zodiac. Atari Jaguar is the world's first 64-bit interactive multimedia home entertainment system and is the only video game system manufactured in the United States. Jaguar was recently named the industry's "Best New Game System" (VideoGames Magazine), "Best New Hardware System" (Game Informer) and "1993 Technical Achievement of the Year" (DieHard GameFan). Atari expects to deliver its Jaguar CD-peripheral mid-year at a suggested retail price of $200. 

Atari Corp., based in Sunnyvale, manufactures and markets 64-bit interactive multimedia entertainment systems, video games and personal computers for the home, office and educational marketplaces.