Originally released in 1979, “Asteroids” used vector graphics, a minimalist soundtrack and risk-reward gameplay as each asteroid splits.
Play.Works has redeveloped Asteroids for TV, and it will be available on platforms such as Roku, Comcast's XfinityX1, Videotron and Shaw (Canada), SkyQ and Smart TVs such as Vizio, LG, XClass TV and Samsung. Connected TV streaming devices remain the most-used way for viewers to watch online videos.
"As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Atari, our partnership with Play.Works provides an innovative TV platform upon which fans can play our classic video games," says Wade Rosen, chief executive officer, Atari.
"Play.Works finds itself in the middle of the Connected TV revolution,” says Jonathan Boltax, chief executive officer, Play.Works.
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