LunchTimeWaster: Centipede

Centipede was released in 1981 and, interestingly enough, was one of the first games to be co-designed by a woman, Dona Bailey. We love this quote from her, about the game: “I always thought it was really beautiful, like a shimmering jewel when you walked into the arcade.” Wow. Now you can play it at the new Atari Arcade from within your browser — complete with HTML5, multi-touch and multiplayer support in Internet Explorer 10. It also works great in any other modern browser.

Celebrating Atari’s 40th Anniversary, Atari Arcade lets you spend your lunchtime playing updated versions of legendary games like Asteroids, Combat, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout and Yar’s Revenge. Look out for new gameplay features, real-time battles, updated graphics, plus Facebook and Twitter integration.

Think you’re a Centipede champion? Leave your top score below.

If you’re a developer, check out the Atari software development kit to build your own games on the Atari Arcade platform. It’s the beginning of a new class of touch-enabled web experiences powered by Internet Explorer 10.


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