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Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — is excited to announce today a brand new title supporting the company’s renewed mission to publish high-quality, premium games. Joining the ranks among the publisher’s roster of popular original titles, Kombinera is a dazzling neon puzzle-platformer that tests players’ skills and smarts from St. Louis-based Graphite Lab. The game will make its way to PC via Steam and Epic, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Atari VCS, and mobile platforms (iOS, Android) in April 2022.
“Kombinera is a really fun project for Atari because it’s a modern game that anyone can play and enjoy on today’s platforms, but it also feels like a pick-up-and-play Atari classic,” said Atari CEO Wade Rosen. “And that’s really what our mission is — bringing high-quality gaming experiences to players while staying true to Atari’s roots.”
“Kombinera is truly the product of a combined effort and the desire to create something different from the pack,” said Matt Raithel, Graphite Lab Owner, and Studio Director. “Juicy animation, clever storytelling, and memorable puzzles were all made better through collaboration with Atari’s creative team.”
Kombinera is a new IP from Atari that seeks to carve out its own place among the very best puzzle platformers on the market. The phrase “the ball is in your court” has never been so literal! The game sees players take control of multiple colored balls — simultaneously and each with their own distinct abilities — while navigating through over 300 increasingly perilous environments and puzzles. All of the balls move in unison, avoiding obstacles like tricky barriers and spikey walls requires intense concentration and brain-taxing problem-solving.
Additional Key Features of Kombinera Include:
- Combine, Progress, Win!: A level is completed once every ball is combined into one, but getting there isn’t as easy as it sounds! Leverage each colored ball’s special abilities wisely and remember: as you progress through each chapter, the more obstacles you’ll overcome. Hazardous environments create tricky scenarios that will require strategic thinking and varying perspectives.
- Special Properties (and Priorities): Each colored ball interacts in a special way with obstacles of the corresponding color. This gives each unique advantages and resistances when traversing a level, forcing you to decide which color combinations you should prioritize.
Kombinera will be available on PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Atari VCS, and mobile platforms (iOS, Android) this April.
Atari is an interactive entertainment company and an iconic gaming industry brand that transcends generations and audiences. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment, and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 unique games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Pong, and RollerCoaster Tycoon. Atari has offices in New York and Paris.
About Graphite Lab
Founded in 2009, Graphite Lab is led by owner and Studio Director Matt Raithel. The independent video game development studio produces hit titles featuring some of the world’s most visible and iconic brands. Graphite Lab specializes in bringing brands to life in a fun and entertaining ways, including recent releases on PC, consoles, and mobile platforms. Graphite Lab is headquartered at 11861 Westline Industrial Dr. in St. Louis, Mo.Sponsor this Article!