Atari Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) announced today that its Chief Creative Officer, and acting Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company, effective immediately.

On Thursday, the video-game maker said that Bruno Bonnell will step down from his post at the firm. Atari did not immediately mention any candidates to fill his position.

Since 2000 I have had the privilege of carrying the Atari flag in our industry. I wish the very best to all the teams moving on with the company, and I have no doubt in their talent and experiences to bring Atari, Inc. to the top, Bruno Bonnell stated.

Bonnell is also relinquishing his position as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Infogrames and from all his positions with subsidiaries of Infogrames.

Shares of Atari jumped on the news, gaining 40 cents, or 11.20 percent to $3.97 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.