Atari has signed a new agreement with Russian games firm 1C Company to distribute and co-publish a range of titles for the US market.
Established in 1991, 1C owns several internal studios and has become a leading distributor and publisher in Central and Eastern Europe. Under the terms of the deal, ten RPG, RTS and first-person shooter games will be published in the US for the first time, and the company will be establishing a North American office.
"We have already opened several new offices including 1C UK and 1C Asia-Pacific and look forward to strengthening our position in the US," said 1C's Nikolay Barishnikov.
"Together with our distribution partner Atari we would like to introduce our games to the American audience and offer an innovative approach to all the existing genres."
Robert Stevenson, VP of business development at Atari, added, "Atari is thrilled to partner with 1C and offer our retail partners a wider-array of products to appeal to the broad and fast-growing demographic of gamers in North America