New guys are moving up the totem pole at Atari. A new CFO, Robert Mattes, senior VP of digital publishing, Owais Farooqui, and new VP of mobile, Mario Pacheco, are coming to town and they will enable Atari to “shift its core focus to casual gaming experiences designed for mobile, social networks and emerging platforms” through Atari.com, Facebook, Google+, browser-based gaming, tablets and smartphones. Now if we could just get Twitter on the list…. (just kidding).
Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter will be launching on Facebook as one of the first games to test out Atari’s strategy. Of course, Atari’s retro games will also be helping them make the switch, with the likes of Asteroid, Missile Command, Centipede, Breakout and Pong heading up the list.