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Friday, March 27, 2020

Atari Partners With Blockchain Gaming Platform The Sandbox

In previous articles, we mentioned Atari's plan to enter the blockchain market with games and the Atari Token. Atari's latest partnership is one that will place them in a perfect spot to continue to be a pioneer in the blockchain space.

Atari has partnered with Animoca Brands and its subsidiary TSB Gaming Ltd, a leading creator of world building experiences. TSB Gaming's forthcoming decetralized blockchain gaming platformn, The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own and monetize 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. The Sandbox features three main components: the VoxEdit NFT (non-fungible token) builder for building voxel game ASSETs, the Marketplace for buying and selling ASSETs, and the Game Maker tool where complete interactive games can be constructed and shared. Together, these components offer rich, easy-to-create voxel worlds and game experiences and the ability to safely store, trade, and monetize creations through blockchain, allowing creators to benefit from their creations.

"Revolutionary Blockchain-based Gaming Metaverse Will Feature the First Atari Theme Park on Blockchain, Where a Variety of Atari Gaming Experiences Can Be Enjoyed Together"

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 is also planning a virtual theme park-like universe featuring a variety of Atari game titles, which will be a large virtual area with Atari-themed creations, attractions, games, and buildings to explore. As The Sandbox is designed to support deeply immersive gaming experiences that can be shared socially, players will be able to meet and chat in The Sandbox using their Avatar characters, jump into games, and play together. Gamers will also have the option to use the SAND token or the Atari Token when they play in the Atari Land.

“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,” said Sebastien Borget, COO & Co-Founder 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.” 

“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,” said Frédéric Chesnais, Atari CEO. “This exciting collaboration with The Sandbox also expands and deepens Atari’s strategic involvement in Blockchain-powered and cryptocurrency-fueled entertainment.”

The Sandbox will offer a persistent, interactive virtual metaverse —  a 3D voxel universe created by players and secured through blockchain technology. LANDs are the unique digital locations in this universe where players can build and monetize games. They are the fundamental building blocks upon which game ASSETs (items and scripting) can be imported to create original interactive experiences. LANDs can be combined into larger groupings (ESTATEs) to permit more ambitious game experiences. There are 166,464 LANDs in The Sandbox, with the scarcity and uniqueness of each LAND verifiable through blockchain technology. 

The Sandbox game franchise is one of the world’s largest independent user-generated content and gaming platforms, with 40 million downloads and over one million monthly active users. The upcoming voxel-based blockchain version of The Sandbox – which introduces new creative and commercial possibilities by allowing users to create voxel items and gaming worlds from the digital equivalent of building blocks – has been named one of the top 10 most anticipated blockchain games globally and one of the Top 50 Blockchain Gaming companies in the world (source: