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Nordic Games acquires two from Atari

By Mike Williams

Nordic Games acquires two from Atari

Mon 24 Jun 2013 3:35pm GMT / 11:35am EDT / 8:35am PDT

Desperadoes and Silver end up alongside Darksiders and Red Faction

Nordic Games was under the radar until the publisher picked up a number of THQ's properties at auction, including Darksiders, Red Faction, and the MX series. Now Nordic has picked up two more defunct franchises from Atari: Desperados and Silver. The publisher has opened pages for each series on its official forums.

Desperadoes is a strategy game that last saw a release in 2006 with Desperadoes 2. Silver was an action RPG for PC and Dreamcast back in 1999. The game was developed by Infogrames and had no sequels.

Atari put its assets up for auction in May of this year, seeking a minimum bid total of $22.2 million to recoup its losses. There's been no mention of how much Nordic Games paid for Atari's IP, but the company is quickly amassing a catalog of classic franchises. The publisher paid $4.9 million for THQ's smaller properties.

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Is there a reason that the whole Atari story - as well as a list of the assets for sale - is so poorly reported?

Has not considered a retrospective on what led to the crash, and the whole assets issue? I am fascinated that the French investors legal challenge has also gone totally unreported - especially as certain executives from the failed Atari now hold interesting positions with current corporations in the sector?

Edited 1 times. Last edit by kevin williams on 25th June 2013 12:08pm

Posted:3 years ago


Todd Weidner Founder, Big Daddy Game Studio

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I agree Kevin I would enjoy learning more about exactly what happened to this once top company. Probably make a great documentary.

Speaking of Atari, does anyone know what has become of the Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise? It is one of my absolute favorites.

Posted:3 years ago


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