Atari releases clothing collection celebrating arcade classic Tempest

The Tempest Origins Capsule is a collection of clothing made to celebrate an arcade classic.

Atari’s new Tempest Collection, which includes both clothing and more, can be viewed at Atari’s official site.

“We are excited to share this limited collection that celebrates Tempest, a game that is so closely associated with Atari’s history,” said Wade Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Atari. “Fans can look forward to more drops in the future, and can stay in the loop by joining the Atari Club.”

Here’s a rundown on the new apparel:

Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — today announced the Tempest® Origins Capsule, a limited-edition collection of clothing and art prints from the Atari Club. Each item features a unique design that celebrates Tempest, the instantly recognizable vector-based arcade classic from Atari. The Tempest Origins Capsule consists of two t-shirt designs, two structured cap designs, and an art print that incorporates illustration by the artist Butcher Billy. The Tempest Origins Capsule collection is now available to shop, exclusively on

Designed by Dave Theurer for arcade machines in 1981, Tempest is a frequent entry in “Best Video Games of All Time” lists. The earliest vector-based tube-shooter, Tempest went on to inspire countless game designers, including the legendary developer Jeff Minter who created Tempest 2000 in 1994, and Tempest 4000 more than two decades later in 2018. Dave Theurer’s original is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.



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