Forty years after Atari founder Nolan Bushnell tapped Steve Jobs to create arcade game "Breakout," a mobile games publisher is returning the favor.
Bushnell is collaborating with Spil Games, a publisher located near Amsterdam, to create five to eight mobile apps. The first one is expected in early 2017, and the rest will likely hit over the course of the next year or so, Bushnell said in an interview with CNBC.com.
Since leaving Atari in 1978, Bushnell has helped start or been involved with numerous tech businesses focused on robotics, education and anti-aging games. Bushnell said that over the past 15 years, he's designed about 30 games, both single player and player to player, but without ever looking to get them on the market.