Animoca Brands Corporation Limited’s blockchain gaming platform The Sandbox is partnering with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic gaming brands, to create 3D voxel versions of beloved Atari game properties including Asteroids, Centipede, Pong and RollerCoaster Tycoon.
The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own and monetise their own voxel gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain.
The team’s vision is to offer a deeply immersive metaverse in which virtual worlds and games will be created collaboratively and without central authority.
Under the terms of the agreement, Atari will receive large digital spaces, known as ESTATEs, in The Sandbox gaming metaverse.
On these ESTATEs, 3D voxelized versions of Atari’s classic and most popular gaming creations will be made available to players when The Sandbox publicly launches later this year.
Furthermore, Atari and The Sandbox will develop Atari-inspired in-game ASSETs for game creators to use in their own games.
The Sandbox chief operating officer and co-founder Sebastien Borget said: “Atari is rightly celebrated as a pioneer in the world of gaming, and this partnership continues the brand’s innovation by bringing its treasured gaming heritage into the decentralized, blockchain-based metaverse of The Sandbox.
“Together, we are making history by creating the first virtual Atari theme park on blockchain, and it will be really fun for our players to play, explore, and create inside Atari-inspired virtual worlds.”
Atari chief executive officer Frédéric Chesnais said: “Given that Atari’s iconic brands introduced so many people to their very first interactive entertainment, it only makes sense for us to be part of the imaginative experience that is The Sandbox.
“This exciting collaboration with The Sandbox also expands and deepens Atari’s strategic involvement in Blockchain-powered and cryptocurrency-fueled entertainment.”