Atarisoft was a brand name used by Atari, Inc in 1983 and 1984 to market video games they published for home systems made by their competitors. Each platform had a specific color attributed by Atarisoft for its game packages. For example, video games sold for the Commodore 64 came up in green packages, games for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A in yellow, games for the IBM PC in blue, and so on. Despite being in existence for less than two years, Atarisoft had a huge video game library with dozens of game versions being released for various home computers and consoles. Almost all of the Atarisoft titles were produced by third-party software companies, as Atari only developed for their own systems.

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  • Atarisoft was a brand name used by Atari, Inc in 1983 and 1984 to market video games they published for home systems made by their competitors. Each platform had a specific color attributed by Atarisoft for its game packages. For example, video games sold for the Commodore 64 came up in green packages, games for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A in yellow, games for the IBM PC in blue, and so on. Despite being in existence for less than two years, Atarisoft had a huge video game library with dozens of game versions being released for various home computers and consoles. Almost all of the Atarisoft titles were produced by third-party software companies, as Atari only developed for their own systems. The Atarisoft label did not bear Atari's popular "fuji" logo nor the official logos of the games, rather,the game names were written in a different typeface (popularly called "Futuri Extra Bold [non-italic]"). The Atarisoft brand was used on game boxes, manuals; and advertising, but the name that appeared on the title screen of these games was generally that of Atari, not Atarisoft. The Atarisoft label as utilized by Atari Inc. was discontinued shortly after Warner Communications sold Atari Inc's consumer division to Jack Tramiel in 1984. Many additional titles were in production at the time. Most of these went unreleased although a few were eventually released by other companies. The new Atari Corp. initially used the Atarisoft brand as well. Several Atari 8-bit software titles (both game and non-game) were published by Atari UK and Atari France using the Atarisoft label in 1985. Atari did not use the Atarisoft label again after 1985. (en)
  • Atarisoft war ein Markenname des ehemaligen amerikanischen Computerspieleherstellers Atari, unter dem Telespiele für die damaligen Konkurrenzsysteme von Coleco, Mattel, Apple, Texas Instruments, Commodore, IBM, Sinclair und Acorn vermarktet wurden. (de)
  • Atarisoft fu la marca utilizzata da Atari, Inc. dal 1983 al 1984 per commercializzare i propri videogiochi per i computer della concorrenza. Le confezioni dei giochi erano caratterizzate da differenti colori di stampa, ognuno identificativo di una particolare piattaforma. Nonostante l'etichetta sia sopravvissuta solo per due anni, ha comunque all'attivo un gran numero di titoli con diverse versioni dei propri giochi messe in commercio per diversi home computer e console. Quasi tutti i giochi pubblicati da Atarisoft sono stati sviluppati da terzi dato che Atari sviluppava solo per i propri sistemi. Con l'eccezione di alcuni giochi venduti solo in Francia, l'etichetta non fu utilizzata per i giochi venduti per la famiglia di computer Atari ad 8 bit: la maggior parte dei titoli pubblicati come Atarisoft erano già stati pubblicati per queste macchine, generalmente per l'Atari 400/800 o per la serie XL. Sulle confezioni non compariva il popolare logo "Fuji" di Atari ed Atarisoft era scritto con un carattere differente da quello utilizzato per il marchio Atari. Inoltre il nome Atarisoft era utilizzato solo sulla confezione e sui manuali ma nel gioco generalmente appariva il marchio "Atari". L'etichetta cessò di esistere nel 1984 (in Francia Atarisoft sopravvisse fino al 1985) quando Warner Communications, proprietaria di Atari, Inc. cedette la divisione dei giochi per console e degli home computer a Jack Tramiel. Al momento della chiusura molti port erano ancora in fase di sviluppo, soprattutto quelli per il BBC Micro in Gran Bretagna: molti di essi non videro mai la luce, altri furono pubblicati da altre società. (it)
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  • Atarisoft war ein Markenname des ehemaligen amerikanischen Computerspieleherstellers Atari, unter dem Telespiele für die damaligen Konkurrenzsysteme von Coleco, Mattel, Apple, Texas Instruments, Commodore, IBM, Sinclair und Acorn vermarktet wurden. (de)
  • Atarisoft was a brand name used by Atari, Inc in 1983 and 1984 to market video games they published for home systems made by their competitors. Each platform had a specific color attributed by Atarisoft for its game packages. For example, video games sold for the Commodore 64 came up in green packages, games for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A in yellow, games for the IBM PC in blue, and so on. Despite being in existence for less than two years, Atarisoft had a huge video game library with dozens of game versions being released for various home computers and consoles. Almost all of the Atarisoft titles were produced by third-party software companies, as Atari only developed for their own systems. (en)
  • Atarisoft fu la marca utilizzata da Atari, Inc. dal 1983 al 1984 per commercializzare i propri videogiochi per i computer della concorrenza. Le confezioni dei giochi erano caratterizzate da differenti colori di stampa, ognuno identificativo di una particolare piattaforma. Nonostante l'etichetta sia sopravvissuta solo per due anni, ha comunque all'attivo un gran numero di titoli con diverse versioni dei propri giochi messe in commercio per diversi home computer e console. Quasi tutti i giochi pubblicati da Atarisoft sono stati sviluppati da terzi dato che Atari sviluppava solo per i propri sistemi. (it)
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