Atari Acquires AtariAge
New York, NY (September 7, 2023) - Atari announced today that it has agreed to purchase AtariAge, a retro-focused online community hub and archival website founded by Albert Yarusso. The deal unites Atari with a vibrant community of retro fans, historians, and homebrew developers. Mr. Yarusso joins Atari and will continue to manage AtariAge, as well as assume a new role as the company’s internal historian.
Founded in 2001, AtariAge based its name on a print magazine that was distributed to members of the Atari Club in the early 1980s. The site contains a massive database of Atari video games, including digitized copies of manuals, key art, packaging, screenshots, reviews, and more. It also houses a large online forum frequented by retro game enthusiasts as well as homebrew developers, who create games for a variety of Atari consoles and computers, and other legacy game platforms. AtariAge features an integrated online storefront that sells retro games and accessories.