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Atari To Introduce 'Pridefest' Video Game


Now that national pride month is winding down, ask yourself: have you ever wanted to organize your own pride parade? Assuming that the answer is “well obviously, who hasn’t?” then Atari has a new game with your name on it. Pridefest, the first LGBT-themed game from Atari, allows player to channel their inner event planner, challenging them to throw the most extravagant pride parade they can think of.

“Players will need to solve challenges and complete quests to unlock new parade and festival supplies, or receive other bonuses.” Atari said, in a press release

"We are excited to be developing Atari's first LGBT-themed game that will give players of all backgrounds the chance to play a fun and unique game that represents a passionate cause," said Todd Shallbetter, Chief Operating Officer, Atari Inc. "We will continue offering a variety of games that are inclusive for all Atari fans and Pridefest ™ is another example of how we are doing that."

Neither gameplay footage nor screenshots have been released, and Atari is keeping quiet about a release date. If we had to venture a guess, however, we imagine Pridefest will play a lot like SimCity, but with better music and NPC gogo boys. Follow the game's development on Twitter or Facebook.

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  1. ""Ask yourself: have you ever wanted to organize your own pride parade? Assuming that the answer is “well obviously, who hasn’t?.....”"

    Assuming far too much.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 19, 2014 10:15:46 AM

  2. so this is the game for those *ssholes who show up at the local Pride every year and spend the day saying sh*t like "Well if I were in charge I'd do things so much better"

    Posted by: Qj201 | Jul 19, 2014 11:54:18 AM

  3. I didn't know Atari still existed!!!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jul 19, 2014 11:58:29 AM

  4. Have a feeling that this is ONLY one of the more crass. There have been several already that exploit and commercialize gay rights for their own profit. Why do you think Amazon is selling gay rainbow flags everywhere you look?

    Thought it was LGBT not LGBT$. (Sigh) All that blood, pain, and worry . . .
    If this is not definite proof that we have arrived then nothing is.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 19, 2014 12:41:17 PM

  5. This will turn out to be a dismal waste of time. Who wants it?...the same number who want their own Pride Parade? Atari needs to get real.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 20, 2014 8:22:32 AM

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