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Every year sees the release of movies about making music, movies about making other culture, of course, and movies about making movies. Movies about making games? Only once in a while, as with Indie Game The Movie.
40 years ago today, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney got together and founded the company that catapulted the world into the video game era. It was called Syzgy. Or it would have been, but Syzgy wasn’t available, so they called it Atari. The rest is a gigantic, four decade-spanning infographic celebrating the company’s rise from king of the home video game market to mobile game publisher.
In 1981, having left Atari three years previously, Bushnell founded Catalyst Technologies, a venture capital group designed to help invest in technology start-ups. Catalyst in turn went onto fund a company called Androbot, for which Bushnell served as chairman of the board.
In honour of Pong‘s 40th anniversary, publisher Atari is now taking entries for what it calls the “Pong Indie Developer Challenge,” it said today. For a shot at winning $US100,000 and a publishing agreement with Atari, you can dream up your own version of Pong and draw up “at the very least” a design document.