Atari Arcade allows you to play classic Atari games ad-free through IE

By Stephany Nunneley
30 August 2012 14:56 GMT

Atari Arcade has been announced and it allows you to play classic Atari titles through Internet Explorer, ad-free.

The titles have been reimagined in HTML5, handed fresh graphics and gameplay and are integrated with Facebook and Twitter. It works with other browsers as well, but as stated above, IE is ad-free.

“In celebration of Atari’s 40 year anniversary and the upcoming launch of Internet Explorer 10, classic games like Asteroids, Pong, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Centipede, and others have been developed with new graphics and gameplay features,” said the official blurb on the matter.

“Like the arcades that first popularized gaming, players can go head-to-head with friends in competitive, real-time battles for high scores and leaderboard placement in the next evolution of Atari fan favorites like Super Breakout and Combat.”

Atari’s new platform will also grant developers access to Create.js, a suite of tools for creating cross-browser, cross-device HTML5 gaming and media experiences.

Attendees at this year’s PAX Prime will be able to get hands-on experience with the Atari Arcade in Internet Explorer’s booth in the north lobby.

Have a video of the new browser experience below.

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