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Established: 1983

Infogrames Entertainment, S.A. (Paris Bourse: SICOVAM 5257) is a worldwide leader in the interactive entertainment software industry. Headquartered in France, the company develops and publishes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation game console, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy Color, Sega Dreamcast, Macintosh, and personal computer platforms.

Founded in 1983 by chairman and CEO Bruno Bonnell, Infogrames has published many award-winning franchises in its long history, such as Alone In The Dark, Test Drive, Driver, Deer Hunter, Oddworld, Unreal, Independence War, and V-Rally. The company is also known for it's best-selling and award-winning line of children's entertainment software from Humongous Entertainment starring Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam and SPY Fox, as well as its successful Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software. In addition, Infogrames has a number of key strategic licenses including Warner Bros. Looney Tunes, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, Le Mans 24 Hours, AM General Hummer, Harley-Davidson, and Dodge Viper.

On May 7, 2003, Infogrames officially announced its name change to Atari, including all major subsidiaries.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Infogrames's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1985 title, "Pinball Wizard" (C64).

The company has been involved titles released on the PC, Wii, PS2, Power Mac, PSP, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, N64, Nuon, Game Boy, Saturn, Sega Megadrive, SNES, Amiga, Amiga AGA, Mac, Oric, C64, Spectrum 48K, Sinclair Spectrum 128K and Amstrad CPC. Of these, "Sonic Adventure 2" (GameCube), "Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines" (PC), "Super Monkey Ball" (GameCube), "Driver" (PlayStation), "Driver 2" (PlayStation) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2005 release "Premier Manager Ninety Nine" (PC).

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Infogrames adopts legendary Atari brand in worldwide name change

30 years after it began a revolution in entertainment, Infogrames returns the beacon of innovation to the forefront of gaming industry it launched.

08 May 2003

Infogrames Entertainment To Acquire Controlling Stake In GT Interactive Software To Create One Of The Foremost Global Interactive Entertainment Companies

Infogrames today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire control of GT Interactive.

06 Feb 2003

Good Financial News For Infogrames

Infogrames closes fiscal 2001 as #2 third-party publisher of interactive entertainment software.

06 Feb 2003

Infogrames Secures Exclusive Worldwide Rights To Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Company to develop games based on the two Terminator motion pictures.

06 Feb 2003

Infogrames and Codemasters Announce Distribution Agreement

Infogrames to be exclusive North American distributor for all Codemasters titles.

06 Feb 2003

Infogrames to acquire Shiny Entertainment and exclusive license to The Matrix interactive games

Transaction brings highly coveted 'The Matrix' franchise and state-of-the-art development studio under Infogrames banner.

06 Feb 2003

Infogrames acquires Hasbro Interactive

Infogrames purchases Hasbro Interactive, including Microprose and Atari, for 5 million USD and 4.5 million shares.

28 Dec 2000

Infogrames acquires developer Paradigm

Paradigm Entertainment, the developer behind N64 success Pilotwings 64, joins the Infogrames family.

28 Jun 2000

Infogrames acquires GTI

Infogrames purchases GT Interactive for 135 million USD following losses of 72 million USD

28 Nov 1999

Rage Signs Agreement to Acquire D.I.D.

Rage has agreed to acquire the assets of Digital Image Design, one of the leading flight simulation developers, from Infogrames UK.

06 Oct 1999

Infogrames executes takeover of Gremlin

Infogrames takes controlling stake in UK outfit.

30 Apr 1999

Infogrames acquires Accolade

French giant absorbs legendary US outfit

28 Apr 1999

Infogrames acquires Ocean Software

French giant takes its first steps into the UK. Valued Ocean name ceases to exist.

28 Dec 1996

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