Play.Works has announced today that the Atari arcade hit Asteroids will be available to play through the Play.Works Network.

The service in question reaches over 200 million homes through distribution avenues such as Roku, Comcast’s XfinityX1, Videotorn and Shaw Canada.  It is also available through smart TV including Vizio, LG, XClass and Samsung. 

Asteroids was originally developed in 1979 and was one of the earliest arcade games to use vector graphics and a risk-reward gameplay approach.  Play.Works has reprogrammed the game to adapt it to work with modern equipment and services. 

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Atari, our partnership with Play.Works provides an innovative TV platform upon which fans can play our classic video games,” said Wade Rosen, CEO of Atari.

“Play.Works finds itself in the middle of the Connected TV revolution. We are seeing yearly growth in key performance indicators like Monthly Active Users, time spent in the games as well as growth in advertising and in app purchase revenue. We are delighted to give our users great new games every month and this month’s launch of Asteroids is a great testament to a game that was and always will be a fan favorite,” said Jonathan Boltax, CEO of Play.Works.

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