How well do you know your video game history? Today, video game consoles are dominated by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. But back in the late ’70s and early ‘80s, Atari was one of the biggest gaming brands, and it paved the way for the other companies to follow. This fall, Dynamite Entertainment is releasing The Art of Atari, an extensive retrospective of Atari’s lore alongside artwork from the company’s arcade and home games.
Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino co-wrote The Art of Atari, which Dynamite describes as “the most comprehensive [Atari] retrospective to date.” As you may recall, the earliest Atari titles didn’t really have the greatest graphics by today’s standards. But the box art gave the ideas behind the game a greater visual flourish. Several of the classic box covers are reprinted in The Art of Atari, including Yar’s Revenge, Centipede, Asteroids, Super Breakout, Warlords, Missile Command, and several others. That’s in addition to the concept art and press materials from the original release of these games.
Additionally, Conte and Lapetino interviewed and profiled some of the key figures from Atari’s past, as they shared stories from their time with the company. You can see some of the currently released preview pages in our gallery below.
The Art of Atari will be released in October.
What did you think about the preview pages for The Art of Atari? If you’re a classic gamer, which Atari titles were your favorites? Share your gaming past in the comment section below!
Image Credits: Dynamite Entertainment/Atari