Atari has announced that it will bring a new "'zen casual gaming experience" to XBLA, PSN and PC this winter in the form of The Undergarden. Developed by Vitamin G Studios -- the group behind 2008's Aces of the Galaxy -- The Undergarden promises 20 levels filled with "brain teasing physics and eco-friendly puzzles" and stars absolutely adorable little characters.
The game also will feature local co-op, allowing players to solve puzzles together and get generally blissed out.

The Undergarden
is expected to sell for $9.99. Check out a trailer after the break.

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Atari Offers New 'Zen' Casual Gaming Experience With The UnderGarden™

Puzzle exploration Game to be Released for XBLA, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC Download this Winter

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, finds its center and announces plans to publish The UnderGarden, a puzzle exploration experience for gamers who have an affinity for solving new-style puzzles. Developed by the creators of Aces of the Galaxy, Vitamin-G, The UnderGarden is set to unleash its mythical mojo this Winter and will be available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC Download at Atari.com.

The UnderGarden is a casual zen-like game that challenges players to explore beautiful underground caverns filled with strange life forms, physics based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. The world comes alive and music evolves as players get deeper into the world of The UnderGarden. With local co-operative gameplay, players can chill out and work together to solve puzzles and explore the world. The UnderGarden offers 20 different levels of modern exploration filled with brain teasing physics and eco-friendly puzzles that evoke an emotional response to the beauty and calm of this underwater oasis.

"The UnderGarden offers gamers a distinctive and alternative take on the puzzle genre," says Jim Wilson, President of Atari. "With soothing music and eco-friendly elements,The UnderGarden will take players on an underwater journey that will relax and rejuvenate their minds."

The UnderGarden will be available for the suggested retail price of $9.99. For more information, please log onto www.atari.com or www.theundergarden.com .

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