Atari, one of the oldest names in video games and creators of Pong, the first ‘mainstream’ video game in 1972, has partnered with Enjin in order to integrate Atari into its gaming ecosystem.
Based on an announcement made via Twitter, Atari has partnered with Enjin, marking a major milestone in the decentralized gaming ecosystem.
For its first collaboration, Enjin announced that it will be creating Atari-based NFTs or non-fungible tokens that will be usable in its gaming portfolio.
What is the Enjin Platform?
Enjin is a blockchain-based decentralized gaming platform with the goal of creating uniquely variable digital collectibles that are owned by the end-user and able to be used in-game.
With traditional video games, users can dedicate hours, days, even weeks of their time to a game and advancing through the story. In multiplayer games particularly, users can earn and receive rare and hard to achieve digital items along the way — but they never actually own them.
If a user invests countless hours of their time in order to complete a rare quest or challenging mission, they should be able to receive the financial value tied to the digital asset. This is the mission of Enjin —making these in-game digital assets ownable and tradable, putting values in the hands of the gamer.
What to Expect from the First Atari Iteration
Bringing a major gaming brand like Atari into the Enjin ecosystem is huge for user brand recognition and growing within the gaming space. Initially, all of the Atari-inspired NFTs minted on the Enjin platform will be available to use in eBallr Game’s portfolio.
Enjin gives developers the ability to independently produce games utilizing its platform. eBallr is working side-by-side with Atari to bring this collaboration to life.
There is not a lot of information on the background of eBallr Games, as they only have eight Twitter followers currently. When you check its website, you see a ‘coming soon’ window featuring a soccer game called Kick Off Evolution.
Atari has been involved with soccer-based gaming since the early ’90s with games like Pele’s Soccer. Its transition into the non-fungible token-based space could be smooth even though it is a new step for its stakeholders.