Atari has published the multiplayer shooter Minimum
on Steam's Early Access service today for $20, marking the company's first foray into the business of selling unfinished games.
You may remember that Minimum
was originally a free-to-play title in development by TimeGate Studios, before the company filed for bankruptcy
early last year. Atari bought the rights to Minimum
, and later tapped Human Head Studios to complete the project.
Prior to finishing Minimum
, Human Head worked on the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham Origins
and the mobile game Fort Courage
. The studio has also quietly contributed to games like Bioshock Infinite
in the wake of having their last premier project, Prey 2
by publisher Bethesda Softworks.
Atari, meanwhile, continues to pay back significant debts it owes in an effort to exit bankruptcy
and become a major publisher again.