Atari, much like THQ before it, is in the process of auctioning off its franchise assets as part of bankruptcy proceedings. For instance, both its Desperados and Silver IPs have already been sold to Nordic Games, who previously purchased several THQ franchises like Darksiders. Over the weekend several franchises had their bids deemed successful, though a sales hearing is still set for Wednesday to approve the bids.
Here's a list of each Atari franchise bid upon, along with the successful bidder and back-up bidder:
As should be evident from the list of assets being sold, there are some who have yet to have any bids confirmed. For instance, both RollerCoaster Tycoon and Test Drive seem not to have had their minimum bid levels met, despite being Atari's most valuable assets. Then there's the Atari brand and logo itself, which should be worth a good lot, left to be sold. At this point you have to worry if it's cursed, I bet.
While the exact details of the auction are rather unclear, beyond the above franchises who have had successful bids, there's time left to bid on other properties. Everything should be wrapped up between July 10 and 20, however.
Goodbye, Atari, and good luck. Also, get cracking on a new Total Annihilation, Wargaming!