Develop what you want, how you want!
Make new games and apps for yourself, your friends and family, or to share with the Atari VCS community.
Publishers and developers can submit new and existing games and apps for inclusion in the Atari VCS store to expand your audience and generate revenue.
Atari is committed to working with small, indie developers to help them share their creativity with our community of users.
Developing for the VCS
There is no need to wait. Creators can start developing for the Atari VCS right now with Unity or standard Linux tools.
Most non-VR games and apps developed in Unity will be readily compatible with the Atari VCS. We are working with Unity and other popular development engine makers on specific guidance for porting content to the Atari VCS and will provide more specific details when we formally launch the developer program.
The Atari VCS uses a version of the Debian Linux OS and supports games and apps developed using standard 64-bit Linux code, APIs and tools. You can expect a large majority of Linux-compatible content to be fully compatible with the Atari VCS.
Finalizing compatibility will involve testing your content on actual Atari VCS hardware and controllers.
Publishers and developers will receive 88% (percent) royalty on all Atari VCS-exclusive titles, and an 80% (percent) royalty on non-exclusive titles, approved and placed in the Atari VCS store.
Submission and Approval
Development of new games for the Atari VCS is underway, and we are actively looking for developers and publishers that can bring new titles as well as games from their back-catalog to our platform.
Atari will be implementing a submission portal and more formal approval process for games or apps in the near future, stay tuned for more information.
Until then, if you have games or apps you would like us to consider, please use this form to provide us with some information about you, and most importantly links to your games and game trailers.