Pariplay Ltd., a leading gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and iLotteries, and Atari, a leading interactive entertainment group, have announced the launch of their Atari Asteroids instant-win game. The most recent release under the two companies’ ongoing strategic partnership, the Atari Asteroids game has been developed by Pariplay’s in-house studio in HTML5 and provides players with an immersive experience, including first-person shooter functionality and HD graphics.
In 2014, Pariplay and Atari partnered to develop a series of real-money gambling titles based on Atari video arcade classics. Following the successful release of the Atari Black Widow online slot in Q1 2016, Atari Asteroids title is the first Atari-branded instant-win game Pariplay’s in-house studio has developed under the partnership.
Paying homage to the classic 1979 space-themed video arcade game, Pariplay’s Atari Asteroids is an instant-win game as well as a first-person shooter whereby players use laser canons to blast passing asteroids and reveal hidden gems. A nine-symbol action scratch game, Asteroids allows players whose asteroid-shooting skills succeed in revealing three identical gems to win jackpots of up to $100,000.
Developed in HTML5 to optimize play on tablets and smart phones as well as desktop computers, the Atari Asteroids game boasts state-of-the-art HD graphics and sound effects as well as auto-bet and auto-play functionality. Strongly focused on maximising the player experience, the game supports multiple languages and over 100 different currencies. In addition, Asteroids’ return-to-player (RTP) value of 94.9% ensures that financial reward is as important an element in the game as entertainment.
“Our Atari-branded games are a key focus for our development studio, so we’re excited to bring to market a sophisticated, highly interactive instant-win title that’s based on such an iconic arcade game as Asteroids,” said Adrian Bailey, General Manager at Pariplay Ltd. “Atari Asteroids effectively balances the skill and entertainment focuses of the original arcade classic with the excitement of real-money iGaming, so it’s likely to become an important game in operators’ offerings in a range of markets.”
Bailey added that additional Atari-branded games were currently in development at Pariplay’s in-house studio. The Atari Star Raiders video slot is scheduled for release by the company in August 2016.
“Online gambling is an integral part of our strategy,” said Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari, Inc. “Given Pariplay’s strong reputation in software development in the real-money iGaming space, we’re more than ever committed to this activity and we believe that, with the Atari brand and Atari games, we can definitely become a major player in this space.”