Atari is a gaming company and publisher behind brands like Rollercoaster Tycoon, Arkanoid, Tempest and Missile Command. The company peaked in the early 80s, and nowadays put its focus on mobile games, gambling and blockchain technology.
Atari used to be one of the juggernauts in video games. Their Atari 2600 system was the pinnacle of gaming, getting all American kids excited even before Nintendo existed. But Atari got greedy, published crappy games, which ultimately resulted in the video game crash of 1983.
Fast forward a couple of decades and Atari still exists, even though it’s a brand spread out over multiple companies. The brand is still there, and they do more then just gaming. Nowadays Atari is more into gambling and mobile games, and with the rise of blockchain technology they’ve taken the driver’s seat.
Atari has its own Atari Token, which can be used on their gambling websites and in their gaming projects. They will also allow people to use the token in Atari’s own licensed casinos. The token, which has the ticker ATRI, should not be confused with the stock.
In addition they are working with multiple projects, including virtual arcades in The Sandbox and Decentraland. With the crowdfunded Atari VCS they have even entered the console market again, introducing blockchain gaming to console gamers. They also partnered with blockchain game distribution service Ultra, integrating the distribution service into their Atari VCS console. The company works on projects across a variety of blockchains, including Ethereum, Wax and the UOS blockchain service.
The blockchain-powered esports platform Chain Games will integrate Atari Token into its competitive gaming service and vice versa. In addition Atari’s CEO Frederic Chesnais will serve as an advisor for…