Main gaming firm Atari has entered right into a license settlement with blockchain startup Animoca Manufacturers to make blockchain variations of two well-liked cell video games. The information was introduced in a press launch published Dec. 18.
Atari — well-known for being the developer of video video games equivalent to Tetris and Pac Man — says the rights settlement permits Animoca to supply and publish blockchain variations of Atari cell video games “RollerCoaster Tycoon Contact” and “Goon Squad” globally, excluding China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Contact, the press launch claims, has “19 million downloads” worldwide, and has reportedly seen a lift from new options that embody a “Water Park” growth, in addition to a partnership with “Foodgod” Jonathan Cheban.
The 2 companies have additionally reportedly entered right into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to discover mutual alternatives in gaming, product improvement and blockchain expertise.
Primarily based on the phrases of the license settlement — which extends by means of to March 31, 2022 — Animoca’s blockchain variations of each Atari video games may even function built-in non-fungible tokens (NFT). The startup reportedly expects to publish its variations within the second half of 2019.
For the rights, Animoca is reported to have paid Atari a “a minimal assure in opposition to future revenues of $250,000, payable in shares of the corporate’s inventory.”
As beforehand reported, this February Atari noticed its share worth skyrocket by over 60 p.c after asserting that it might be investing in cryptocurrency. This yr, the agency additionally created its personal digital forex, the Atari Token, and partnered with a web-based crypto on line casino.