We are thrilled to announce the launch of AtariOnline.org, a website dedicated to protect and to share the Atari game library in the form of online emulation.
In 1971, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded a small engineering company, Syzygy Engineering, that designed Computer Space, the world’s first commercially available arcade video game. On June 27, 1972, the two incorporated Atari, Inc. The name comes from the Japanese term atari, used while playing the ancient Japanese board game Go. Atari means “about to win” like checkmate in chess (source: Wikipedia).
Atari soon hired Al Alcorn as their first design engineer. Bushnell asked Alcorn to produce an arcade version of the Magnavox Odyssey’s Tennis game, which would be named Pong. The rest is history.
Almost 50 years later, AtariOnline.org started. AtariOnline.org presents the most complete library of classic Atari 2600 games online with over 650 games, and of course, all playable online. However, we do not allow downloading of ROMs from our site and do not provide them for download. Currently, we are working on completing the Atari 2600 game library. Our plan is to add Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari ST game library in the near future.
AtariOnline.org is an independent private initiative not supported and funded by any organization so you can help us in many ways.
Hope you enjoy the site.