Win up to $100,000 in Atari’s Pong Indie Developer Challenge

Have you always wanted to create or to re-imagine a classic game. C’mon be truthful, at some point in your life you have thought of it. I know I have.

Well, Atari might be just what you need. They have announced a challenge for indie developers and one amazing prize.

Details after the jump.


The Pong® Indie Developer Challenge is looking for indie developers to help bring Pong® to the App Store.

Here’s How To Enter:

  1. Come up with a cool new idea for a Pong game!
  2. Fill out the entry form by clicking here: ENTER NOW  and include at the very least a design document for your game idea! If you have a playable demo, you can also submit a link to the build.
  3. A group of semi-finalists will be selected and asked to create a short playable/demo and promotional video for review. Submission instructions will be provided.
  4. Upon selection, finalists will be required to complete development on their games and deliver submission candidates for review.
  5. Atari SA, a panel of industry judges, and the Atari community will vote for the top 3 winners and, in addition to having their game released, will be awarded prize money based on their position.
  6. Grand Prize Winner will be selected and announced by August 2, 2012.
  7. As an added bonus, the finalist’s game that is chosen by the Atari community will be picked as the Atari Community Choice.  More details to follow on the Atari Facebook page or the Atari Twitter feed #PongDevChallenge

There are three judges along with Atari who will decide the winner.

They are;

Mike Schramm: Currently he is a lead editor in AOL’s Tech Media group, writing about Apple, technology, and video games for The Unofficial Apple Weblog and Joystiq.

Dave Castelnuovo: Dave Castelnuovo, is a consultant and entrepreneur who founded Bolt Creative in 2001 as a flash development company and game studio.

Nolan Bushnell: Nolan Bushnell is the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater, and is justifiably revered as the Father of the Videogame Industry.

Understand that Atari is asking to re-imagine the classic Pong®.

For the full official contest rules head over to