BBC News The US operations of Atari have filed for bankruptcy protection. The maker of the ground-breaking video game Pong is seeking to separate from its loss making French parent Atari SA. Atari Inc, together with Atari Interactive Inc, Humongous Inc. and California US Holdings Inc. want to secure independent funding to develop digital and mobile games. Atari said in December it was looking to raise cash and was talking to investors. In a statement, the companies said, "with this move the US based Atari operations seek to separate from the structural financial encumbrances of their French parent holding company, Atari SA".