Vagabond Productions Corp, a subsidiary of Atari has announced a new partnership with Fig, the community publisher behind titles such as Phoenix Point, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, and Wasteland 3.
Atari and Fig plan on rebooting and releasing a beloved IP from Atari’s long and storied history of game titles. In addition, the two companies are planning on making an all-new IP as well. Information is scarce on the details surrounding the just announced titles at this time.
In a press release comment, Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari issued a statement on the matter:
“We’re excited that Fig has opened up the vast potential of crowdfunding to IP holder and publisher alike by changing the narrative and allowing us to partner with our fans.”
In the same press release, Justin Bailey, the CEO of Fig stated:
“Atari is synonymous with video games. From the early 70s through today, they built the video game industry from the ground up through indelible franchises and groundbreaking consoles. The gamer community continues to play an ever-expanding role in helping publish games they are passionate about. At Fig, we refer to what we do as community publishing rather than crowdfunding, since a ‘crowd’ is passive, and we’re about much more than just funding. With Fig, the community is active in selecting the public campaigns we run, participating in the funding, getting the word out, playing early builds, and now even profiting like the investors who supported Kingdoms and Castles. The community has become the center of the publishing process, and this partnership provides the rare opportunity to engage with an industry legend in Atari to help publish two IPs, and share in the potential financial success of those games.”
Fig is a crowdfunding organisation that helps realise and bring to fruition many game titles. They have been around since 2015, and unlike traditional crowdfunding initiatives, Fig gives backers the opportunity to receive a share of the profit, if the crowdfunding goal is successful.
Atari, a legendary game company first got their start back in 1972. Since then, the company transformed itself multiple times from games publisher, to console manufacturer and everything in between. Their latest venture with Fig, is the company’s latest efforts in providing players with quality videogame entertainment.