Eden Games

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Eden Games
Former type Subsidiary of Atari, SA
Industry Video games
Fate Shuttered by Atari, SA[1]
Founded 1998
Founder(s) Stéphane Baudet
Frédéric Jay
David Nadal
Defunct 2013 (possibly reopened in 2014)
Headquarters Lyon, France
Area served Worldwide
Key people David Nadal, Managing director
Products Test Drive series
V-Rally series
Employees 80
Parent Atari, SA

Eden Games (known as Eden Studios until 2003) was a game development studio. In May 2002, the company was sold to the Infogrames Group.[2] It is most well known for the V-Rally series of games, as well as the 2006 release Test Drive Unlimited. They have most recently developed Test Drive Unlimited 2, which was released in February 2011 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The company was a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari, SA before Atari, SA shut down the company in 2013. However, the company seems to have re-opened in 2014, and is looking for jobs for a "sport car game," possibly meaning the revival of the Test Drive series or the creation of a new IP.[3] It is unknown if the company is still owned by Atari or if it was forked. As of May 2014, there are no more informations.

Games developed[edit]

as Eden Studios

as Eden Games

Developers strike[edit]

Citing massive layoffs, game developers at Eden Games went on a one day strike on May 11, 2011. 51 of the 80 employees were set to be fired by parent company Atari prompting workers to go on strike and present a list of demands to Atari's management. Their demands were to speak with Jim Wilson, the CEO of Atari (Eden Games' parent company), to negotiate the scheduled layoffs, to be paid the same amount as a worker at Atari, and to have more general clarity in the financial side of the business.[4]