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Roll Up! Roll Up! All The Fun Of The Fair With 'Thrillville', A New Kinf Of Theme Park Experience For Christmas 2006

Atari to Distribute Throughout Europe and Asia

LYON, FRANCE - 8 June 2006
- Atari today announced that it is to distribute Thrillville throughout Europe and Asia. Published by Frontier Developments Ltd, the leading independent games developer headed by games industry pioneer David Braben, Thrillville is a new game scheduled for release for Christmas 2006 on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Sony PSP (PlayStation® Portable) and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

Thrillville queue-jumps previous theme-park games with its access-all-areas pass to adventure and enjoyment, placing a fully interactive and customisable amusement park at the player's fingertips. Throwing players of all ages immediately into the action, it allows them to experience the joys of creating and playing within their very own theme park. In addition to this, Thrillville adds social interaction, dozens of exciting party games for up to four players, and thrilling simulation unlike anything before. Thrillville also offers depth and rewards for those players who wish to customise and tweak to their heart's content.

Created specifically for the console audience, Thrillville is the first theme-park based game that lets players experience at ground level what they've created, and as a playable character they can actively chat, joke and even flirt with every single park guest. The game has over 100 different interactive attractions and five different parks, each with three uniquely themed areas, where the fun ranges from racing on go-kart tracks and playing mini-golf on self-designed courses to joining friends for multiplayer first-person shooter competitions and many other party games.

Thrillville allows players to build and ride some of the most amazing roller coasters imaginable, as well as select where to place thrill rides, stalls and other playable attractions, such as videogame arcades, hover-car soccer, trampolines or bumper cars. As players tune their parks to perfection, even otherwise mundane tasks such as training staff are made light hearted as players improve their staff dancing and maintenance skills. Based around a mission-based framework, Thrillville provides a uniquely broad, deep and progressive gameplay experience. Meanwhile, a simple lobby system allows for instant access to players' favourite attractions.

At the recent E3 2006 event in Los Angeles, Thrillville received much critical acclaim and was chosen by IGN as a Runner Up for Biggest PS2 Surprise, a Runner Up for Best PSP Strategy Game and was nominated for Most Innovative PS2 Game, Best PSP Multiplayer Game and Most Innovative PSP Game.

Further information on Frontier including details of current vacancies and how to apply directly can be found on Frontier's web-site,

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About Frontier

Frontier employs over 100 people, based in Cambridge, UK and is one of the games industry's leading independent developers, having built upon the innovative creations of founder David Braben, co-author of the seminal 'Elite'. Frontier works with a number of top publishers and is also currently developing for PlayStation® 2, PSP, Xbox®, PC, and Java mobile phone handsets as well as the next generation of games consoles.

Frontier has a proven reputation for original game design and commercial success. It received three BAFTA nominations and several awards for its recent console games "Dog's Life" and "Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo", and scored a Christmas 2004 No.1 position in the USA with its RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 PC game, which has also been the recipient of various awards and a prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences nomination and is still high in the US PC charts 18 months after its release.

Frontier holds the publishing rights for Aardman Animations' 'Wallace and Gromit' characters on mobile phones. RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Soaked!", the first expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3, was released in June 2005 and went on to win 'Expansion Pack of the Year' award from PC Gamer magazine in the US, with a second expansion pack "RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!" released in November 2005. Frontier's game of the Oscar® winning 'Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit' was published by Konami in September 2005.

More information on Frontier can be found at

About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari

Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).

The Atari Group is a major international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.

The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc.) and international licenses (Matrix, Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).

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