Atomic Operations

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Atomic Operations Signs Deal with Sony Computer Entertainment America


March 26, 2010 – Seattle, Washington – Atomic Operations, an entertainment production studio and original IP creation house led by industry veteran, Chris Millar, announces today a new relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment America. After leading the development team during the original development of Fat Princess for the PlayStation®Network (PSN) on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system, Millar has signed on with fellow Fat Princess team members, John Mundy and Chris Coster, to create much-anticipated new DLC content for the award-winning title as the newly-formed and independent Atomic Operations.

“Sony was a fantastic partner during the original development of Fat Princess, a unique and ever-expanding franchise. We are proud to be working again with some of the strongest creative leaders in the gaming industry, dedicated to building award-winning gaming experiences,” says Chris Millar, CEO of Atomic Operations. “Fat Princess was one of Sony’s fastest-selling PSN chart-toppers, and we are now actively responding to feature requests from fans. The upcoming content will be the icing on the cake for players of this amusing and irreverent multiplayer game.”

Fat Princess, released in July 2009, became an immediate hit on the PSN. The title provides players a chance to team up with friends in a 32-player battle royale to save their beloved Fat Princess.

“Chris Millar has always provided Sony with great ideas and content,” said Tina Kowalewski, Director of External Development. “We are excited to continue work on Fat Princess with Atomic, and are happy to partner with such a creative studio. We are looking forward to what the Atomic Operations team will bring us next.”

For additional information: www.atomicoperations.com


About Atomic Operations:
Atomic Operations Media, LLC is based in Seattle, WA. The company’s leaders have worked for some of the world’s most innovative, successful and respected entertainment companies; Blizzard Entertainment, Namco, LEGO, NCSoft, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Snowblind Studios, Lionhead Studios and Pandemic The company is currently working on DLC content for Fat Princess, to be released for SCEA’s PlayStation Network on the PS3 system.

About Fat Princess
Fat Princess for the PSN was developed by Titan Studios and was released in July 2009. Immediately following SCEA’s announcement of the title during its 2008 E3 Business & Media Summit keynote, Fat Princess was met with warm reception, taking home many honors including: IGN Entertainment’s Overall Best of E3 2008 Award for Best Downloadable Console Game; DailyGame’s award for Best Arcade/PSN/WiiWare Game; PlayStation Universe’s Biggest Sleeper Hit of E3 2008; runner-up, GameSpy’s Downloadable Game of Show; finalist, GameSpot’s Editors’ Choice award for Best Downloadable Game; honorable mention, GamePro’s Best of E3 2008 awards.  Since its release, Fat Princess has been awarded with Best Downloadable Game of 2009 awards from GameTrailers, San Jose Mercury News and VentureBeat.com.

For more information, visit http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/fat-princess-ps3.html

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game consoles, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PS3 and the PSP system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Stay Frosty and Alert

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Fat Princess Patch 1.05 hits today!

Patch 1.05 adds two new maps for all to enjoy; Candy Mountain and Frostbite. We have also been working away behind the scenes to fix a handful of issues, including the infamous “Warrior Shield Glitch” among others.

Check out all the official details here:
Official PLAYSTATION.BLOG Update

Stay tuned for further updates.

Atomic Operations Are Go!

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Millar Launches Worldwide Venture, Atomic Operations

March 24, 2010 – Seattle, Washington - Atomic Operations Media will be the next venture for the successful Gaming Industry Veteran, Chris Millar.  Atomic is a fresh Interactive Entertainment Production Studio headquartered in the Seattle area, developing new Intellectual Properties which will be deployed across a variety of media platforms.

Atomic Operations is generating innovative projects by fostering production methods inspired by successful film studio practices. By collaborating with a dynamic cross-section of award-winning international Film, Gaming, Music and Social Media professionals, Atomic embodies a pro-active approach towards navigating media trends and creating impactful entertainment experiences.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside exceptional industry talent from all forms of entertainment,” states Millar. “By creating stakeholder-driven production teams similar to that of Hollywood film studios, we are able to visualize and execute high-caliber gaming experiences, from social and mobile media to the next iteration of gaming platforms”

The Atomic Operations crew also includes previous co-development team members, Creative Director, John Mundy and Senior Programmer, Chris Coster.

“We are working together in a focused creative-driven team atmosphere with strong external partners,” said Mundy. “As a number of mega-studios struggle through this recession, a highly agile team can quickly navigate market shifts to finalize and deliver upon the goals of each project.”

About Atomic Operations:
Atomic Operations Media, LLC is an Interactive Media Studio headquartered in downtown Seattle, WA. The Company’s leaders have successfully contributed toward numerous video game projects for some of the world’s most innovative, successful and respected entertainment companies worldwide, including: Blizzard Entertainment, Namco, LEGO, NCSoft, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Snowblind Studios, Lionhead Studios and Pandemic. With key staff in place, Atomic is already in full development on their first unannounced project and planning to aggressively expand during 2010.

About Chris Millar:
Millar’s successful career spans over 15 years with experience and expertise as both a Game Developer and Industry Business Leader. Millar has helped generate successful franchises and assembled leading development teams. In the 90’s, Millar was a Producer at Blizzard Entertainment, where he played a key role in the international launch of several titles within the WarCraft, StarCraft and Diablo series. Millar has also been a leader at such ground-breaking developers as Lionhead Studios, and more recently he Co-Founded and led a team at Darkstar Industries before its ultimate acquisition by Epic Games China.

For additional information:

www.atomicoperations.com
info@atomicoperations.com

Twitter: AtomicOps