Atari Announces $100,000 Pong Indie Developer Challenge!

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If you’ve been following Atari on Twitter, you might have come across a few tweets about the special announcement due today – and now all is clear… we thought this announcement might be relevant to any indie developers reading… so here it is.

In celebration of Atari’s and Pong’s 40th anniversary, the company today announced the official start of its Pong Indie Developer Challenge, calling on entrants to reimagine the classic game for a chance to win up to $100,000 and see their vision go from concept to market.

Beginning February 28th, 2012, developers can now submit their original take on Pong for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, with finalists launching their games on the App Store later this year under the Atari brand. Winning entries will also receive a long-term publishing agreement with Atari that includes development, creative resources and full marketing support.

Submissions are now being accepted until March 31, 2012, 11:59pm ET, at: www.atari.com/pongdeveloperchallenge

Good luck if you’re entering.

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