SUNNYVALE, Calif. Sept. 24, 1993 Atari Corp. Friday announced its initial list of developers for the Atari Jaguar 64-bit Interactive Multimedia system. 

Since July, 20 developers have signed license agreements to publish game titles for Jaguar. Additional high-profile developers and publishers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

"Developer response to Jaguar has been overwhelming we've accomplished what we set out to do by attracting the industry's top developers," said Sam Tramiel, president of Atari. "The tremendous power of Jaguar removes the programming barriers that exist on all other gaming platforms, allowing developers to focus their energy and imagination on creating truly revolutionary video games. The technological prowess of our developers coupled with Atari's aggressive marketing and comprehensive developer support programs will create a new industry standard for multimedia performance."

The developer list includes:

Anco Software Ltd.
Maxis Software
Beyond Games Inc.
Tiertex Ltd.
Dimension Technologies
Midnight Software Inc.
Ocean Software Ltd.
High Voltage Software
Rebellion Software Ltd.
Krisalis Software Ltd.
Retour 2048
U.S. Gold Ltd.
Loriciel S.A.

The strength of the Jaguar platform has attracted the industry's premier developers, allowing them to immediately begin programming the industry's first 64-bit video games. Comments include: 

"We're excited about the reality of an advanced video game system retailing for approximately $200 and delivering technology comparable or superior to announced systems costing over three times as much. Atari pioneered the video game industry it's good to see them at the forefront of innovation once again." Kelly Flock, executive vice president of Trimark Interactive 

"Kids, don't waste your Christmas money on something else, this Cat is the new king of the video game jungle." Terry Grantham, president of Telegames Inc. (Telegames will release "Ultimate Brain Games" and "European Soccer Challenge" for Jaguar in the spring and summer of 1994. "The 64-bit power of the Atari Jaguar allows us to move light years beyond today's game standards." Kris N. Johnson, president of Beyond Games Inc. (Beyond will release "Battlewheels" for Jaguar in the second quarter of 1994.) 

The power of the Jaguar development environment allows programmers to: 

Create the industry's first 64-bit video games 

Deliver unprecedented true-color graphics, stereo CD-quality sound and animation speed 

Enjoy unsurpassed ease in creating real-time 3-D virtual worlds

Unleash programming creativity previously hampered by the restrictions of all other gaming platforms 

Atari Corp. manufactures and markets video games and personal computers for the home, office, and educational marketplaces. The Sunnyvale-based company manufactures Jaguar products in the United States and is publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol ATC.