Gaming company Atari has partnered with The Sandbox to bring gaming brands like Pong, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Centipede, Asteroids and Super Breakout to the blockchain-powered virtual world. Atari will build games and experiences inside The Sandbox on several large estates.
The idea is that Atari will create a virtual theme park based on its brand and its games. The company will claim multiple lands and estates next to each other. That way it can build a gigantic theme park. Think about a park filled with arcade machines, an actual rollercoaster and other experiences based on their classic games.
This makes Atari the first mainstream gaming company to claim virtual land within The Sandbox. However, last month web browser Opera already partnered with The Sandbox, and games publisher Square Enix is also involved as an investor.
The Sandbox and Atari were already close relatives before this deal. The Sandbox’s mother company Animoca Brands partnered with Atari to create blockchain versions of Roller Coaster Tycoon Touch and Goon Squad. Both games will likely release by the end of this year.
Many partnerships for The Sandbox
The developers behind The Sandbox publish regular updates about their partnerships. They’ve partnered with many independent developers to showcase voxel-versions of their games inside The Sandbox. These are mainly developers that have roots inside the blockchain space.
However, The Sandbox also partnered with The Netherlands-based Paladin Studios. They’ve made mobile games like Katamari Damacy Fever, My Tamagotchi Forever, Galaga Wars and Momonga. One of their most recent games is the strategy card game Stormbound, which is available on mobile and PC. Paladin Studios is still keeping its mouth shut on the partnership with The Sandbox.
Buy land in The Sandbox
On Tuesday March 31st The Sandbox will host its third land sale. Investors and gamers alike can buy virtual land to trade and sell, or keep and build upon. Pre-register to make sure you’re able to buy land.
This time the game studios will sell ten percent of its total land supply. This means that 12.384 parcels will be available on a first come first serve basis.
The previous land sale sold out within a week. Last month 6192 parcels of land, which is five percent of the total land, generated approximately 185 thousand dollars in revenue.
Also published on Medium.