Pong® Indie Developer Challenge!
The Pong® Indie Developer Challenge!
Following the success of Atari’s recent indie-developed mobile titles, including Asteroids: Gunner™, Atari 's Greatest Hits and Breakout: Boost™, the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge opens the door for up-and-coming developers to deliver the next smash hit.
Atari is looking for some great developers to help bring Pong® to the App Store!
Reimagine Atari’s classic Pong® for a chance to win up to $100,000 and see your vision come to life! In addition to a full revenue-share publishing agreement including marketing and PR support, cash prizes include $50,000 for 1st place, $37,500 for 2nd place, $15,000 for 3rd place, and $5,000 to each of the remaining seven finalists.
Submit your original take on Pong® for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices today. Finalists will launch their games on the App Store later this year under the Atari brand, along with a publishing agreement and full launch support.
It’s your time to remake a classic!
A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of our finalists in the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge! We are excited to review the submissions of all our finalists.
Each of the submissions selected combines innovation, creativity, fun and originality – key qualities of the original PONG. We now welcome everyone to vote on their favorite submissions below as we move to the final section of finalist rank!
We would also like to extend our deep gratitude to all of those who did not make it to the final round for their participation, creativity and hard work in our 40th anniversary event. Your submissions were all truly an inspiration, but we could only select and support a select few of the top entries.
From all of us at Atari, we'd like to once again congratulate our finalists and look forward to announcing the winners!
Key Dates in 2012
- Contest Begins: Feb 28
- Entry Period Ends: Apr 15
- Semi-Finalists Announced: May 1
- Semi-Finalists Submit Demo and Video: June 5
- Finalists Announced: Jun 26
- Completed Mobile App Submission: Jul 6
- Winners Announced: Aug 2
- 1st Place - $50,000*
- 2nd Place - $37,500*
- 3rd Place - $15,000*
- Remaining Finalists - $5,000* each
In addition to the cash prizes above, all finalists receive a full revenue-sharing publishing agreement with full launch support.
*Cash prize awarded upon announcement of winners. Revenue share starts upon game release. For further clarification please refer to contest rules.