Atari and Microsoft Bring Favorite Arcade Classics To Your Web Browser

If you have a hard time picturing what your childhood would have been like without blasting asteroids to smithereens or battling your friends in Pong, you’re in for a treat. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you’re still in for a lot of fun, thanks to Atari. The venerable game maker is partnering with Internet Explorer to launch Atari Arcade, complete with a ton of Atari’s best-loved games.

Atari’s 40-year anniversary and Internet Explorer’s upcoming version 10 are the reasons for the new, HTML5-based online game platform. Multiple browsers are supported, but Internet Explorer gets the ad-free version. Microsoft is using the platform to showcase Internet Explorer’s HTML5 support.

Atari Arcade On Internet Explorer

“Atari and Microsoft have had a long and successful history on Xbox LIVE and in the digital space,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari. “The reimagined Atari Arcade expands this partnership in a new direction, in keeping with our current digital strategy, making it easier than ever for gamers around the world to access our renowned franchises, through the power and flexibility of an HTML5 based platform.”

If you’re a developer, stay tuned. You’ll be able to get a hold of CreateJS so you can put your game-creating skills to the test. And if you’re headed to PAX Prime (now through September 2), check out Internet Explorer’s booth in the north lobby for more Atari Arcade fun. Also, don’t miss the promo video with Nolan Bushnell.