Renowned gaming company, Atari, announced a collaboration with the blockchain Enjin gaming ecosystem, which will integrate its iconic IP and licenses into the games within the Enjin multi-verse.
The first fruits of this collaboration, according to a December 10th blog post by the company, will be a range of non-expendable tokens, or NFT, for use in a new addition to the legendary football game franchise, Kick Off.
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The original Kick Off was released in 1989 for Atari ST and Commodore Amiga, and was described in reviews at the time as the „best football game ever to appear on any machine“.
Developer eBallR Games is updating the series and entering the era of blockchain technology, with the next Kick Off Evolution, scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2021 in the Enjin multi-verse.
Enjin is an Ethereum-based platform that provides a range of tools for developers to easily integrate blockchain features into their games. The Enjin Multiverse is an ecosystem through which individual games created with Enjin can share assets Bitcoin Supersplit between game universes in the form of NFT.
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Enjin’s business development director, Alex Russman, was enthusiastic about the partnership with Atari and said
„We are very excited about the partnership with Atari and its start with our latest Enjin Adopter, eBallR Games. Atari resonates with all ages, as a household name synonymous with games and their belief in blockchain shows the maturity of this technology and the tools now available“.
Atari has been advancing within the blockchain technology and blockchain game market lately. In March, it announced a similar collaboration with The Sandbox, licensing its classic IP for use within the Sandbox universe.
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The upcoming relaunch of the classic Atari VCS will feature blockchain technology as standard, as reported by Cointelegraph in September.
The company even announced and then launched its own token, ATRI, planned to provide a unified token for the blockchain gaming community. Unfortunately, after several setbacks during the sale, the price of the token plummeted by 70% once trading began.