Atari, the prominent arcade game producer, has launched Atari Sunnydale project. This project exists in The Sandbox, paying homage to the golden age of video games. In this article, we will find out more about this experience on The Sandbox.
What is The Sandbox?
The Sandbox is a mobile and desktop game released by Pixowl Studios. The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences on the blockchain. The game is on the Ethereum blockchain, with huge success. The Sandbox is one of the most popular games in the metaverse. It is widely known for its two mobile games, The Sandbox (2011) and The Sandbox Revolution (2016).
These two games gained over 40 million downloads on mobile. It was only in 2018 that the devs decided to bring this amazing game to the blockchain, allowing earning opportunities for players. With The Sandbox, players are granted true ownership over their creations as NFTs, with rewards available to thriving players.
The Sandbox has a user-generated ecosystem that provides a comprehensive experience for everyone involved. Intending to disrupt games such as Roblox and Minecraft, the game incorporates incredible graphics and endless game opportunities.
The platform consists of three products that provide an exceptional experience for all users. This includes a game maker, a marketplace, and a voxel editor. The game maker simply allows the production of games to monetize. The marketplace allows the free trading of tokenized assets. Finally, the voxel editor creates voxels to rig and animate them to create realistic avatars.
Atari Sunnydale – What is it?
Atari Sunnydale is a massive gaming experience in The Sandbox. The project pays homage to the golden age of video gaming, featuring 17 original Atari games. This includes one full game based on ‘crystal castles.’
In Atari Sunnydale in The Sandbox, players can interact and explore with other players, as well as NPCs based on original Atari characters. Additionally, within the game, several questions and mini-games are available for you. This includes racing, hide-and-seek, and other exciting quests.
Let’s take a look at Crystal Castles, the Atari arcade game. Released in 1983, the game invites players to collect gems that are located within the castle. In The Sandbox, players can play the original Crystal Castles game within the metaverse. Players can race through maze-like castles, find gems, and defend themselves from possible enemies. The overall goal will be to unlock the Golden Sword. Both Atari maps are part of The Sandbox Alpha season 3, so players can earn Ethos points by completing these maps.
Tyler Drewitz, Director of Atari X, spoke about the release of the new game within The Sandbox:
“We are incredibly excited to share Atari Sunnyvale with The Sandbox community, and we know it will draw more Atari fans to the growing platform,” said Tyler Drewitz, Director of Atari X. “I am particularly eager for people to experience the elaborate and wondrous environments based on our games that have been created by Sandbox partner studio, Metaworld Entertainments.”
What Atari Games are There?
Atari is one of the leading classic game makers. From their classic collection to Rollercoaster Tycoon, Atari has released some truly amazing games over the years. Let’s take a quick look.
- Atari Mania
- Rollercoaster Tycoon
- Tempest 4000
- Pong Quest
- Black Widow
- Crystal Castles
Rollercoaster Tycoon and Crystal Castles are some of the most popular among these games. More classic games such as Pong, Asteroids, and Centipede have been played by millions of people all over the world. The company has been expanding its portfolio of games and platforms. For example, from classic arcade games now come an array of mobile games such as Rollercoaster Tycoon: Touch.
Since 1972, Atari has published over 530 games, divided into three sections. This includes games published by Atari, third parties, and hobbyist developed games.
Atari and The Sandbox
The introduction of Atari Sunnydale in The Sandbox is super exciting, with a real focus on the golden age of video games. There’s nothing more nostalgic than Atari games, and we love the idea of merging the relatively new play-to-earn model with classic gaming. So far, Atari remains one of the biggest landowners in The Sandbox. We’re hoping that the iconic game developer continues its journey into Web3 to expose new and old players to classic and modern gaming. This is also helpfully aided through Atari’s blockchain gaming arm, Atari X.