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Atari classics 'Centipede,' 'Asteroids,' and 'Missile Command' will be board games

March 10,2017 02:46

The brand behind some of the earliest video game hits has partnered up with IDW Games on a series of upcoming releases based on Atari classics. First up is a Centipede board game, coming in fall 2017, followed by tabletop versions of Asteroids and ...and more »


Image: IDW GamesBy Adam Rosenberg2017-03-09 23:05:25 UTC
Atari's quirky comeback continues. First, it was a slick-looking wearable. Now? Board games.
The brand behind some of the earliest video game hits has partnered up with IDW Games on a series of upcoming releases based on Atari classics. First up is a Centipede board game, coming in fall 2017, followed by tabletop versions of Asteroids and Missile Command.
In a twist that should be welcome news to board game fans, the creation of IDW's Atari titles will be led by Jon Gilmour. He was the co-designer of the popular zombie survival game, Dead of Winter.
It's not yet clear how any of these games work, though I'm told they diverge from the intense cooperative play in Dead of Winter. Expect something lighter and faster, more in the vein of the arcade games these releases are based on.
I'm also told that IDW will be sharing more details — including a sense of what Centipede looks like and how it plays — in the next month. If you're in Las Vegas and heading to the annual Game Manufacturer's Association (GAMA) show — March 13-17 — you'll be able to peek at the box art there.
You can check out that art — which is reminiscent of the Atari game boxes of old — right here.

Image: IDW Games

Image: IDW Games

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