Atari® one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today announced a new NFT collaboration with artist Butcher Billy.
Facts about the Atari 50th Anniversary Collection
The 50 Years of Atari collection will include 2,600 unique NFTs based on 15 original works by artist Butcher Billy. Along with the collection, Atari is introducing a free metaverse experience and an interactive 1-888 phone line.
The 50 Years of Atari collection was created by Brazilian artist Butcher Billy, whose work draws on pop culture, blending fact and fiction to create surprising and irreverent works.
— Atari (@atari) August 25, 2022
Known for his work with brands such as Netflix, Stranger Things, Marvel, Black Mirror, Universal Music, UFC and others, Butcher has developed a large and loyal following.
Anyone visiting 888atari50.com can learn more about the project and enter Room 133, a metaverse experience that replicates a classified engineering room from the original Atari headquarters.
Inside Room 133 users can find clues and easter eggs about the next NFT release, learn about other Atari X projects and collaborations, and even discover perks and access to special experiences.
The website is integrated with a toll-free interactive phone line – 1-888-ATARI50 – that also gives you hints on how to navigate Room 133 and more. Best of all, you don’t need to own an NFT or have a cryptocurrency wallet to participate.
“The collaboration with Butcher Billy is incredibly exciting for Atari, and it’s a great kickoff to what will be a busy few months for Atari X,” said Tyler Drewitz, Director of Atari X. “Butcher Billy has a passion for Atari that matches our own, and his work will connect with our community of fans and enthusiasts.”
Atari and Web3
Atari has previously announced that it is working on the creation of a new token, which will be an integral part of the company’s blockchain ecosystem. The token is expected to launch in the second half of 2022.
In addition, the company is in active development on projects for web3 development with Nifty Labs, metaverse and innovation and investment platform NFT Everyrealm, tech startup Virtual Human Studios, open-world metaverse The Sandbox, and more.
About ATARI X
Atari X is an initiative that consolidates Atari’s blockchain interests into a unified operation that is fully controlled by Atari.
Through a combination of Web3’s best-of-breed development partnerships, the Atari X initiative is building a robust blockchain ecosystem that intertwines gaming, utility and community, and will ensure that blockchain remains an important part of Atari’s business and long-term strategy.
Atari is an interactive entertainment company and an iconic brand in the gaming industry that transcends generations and audiences. The company is globally recognized for its multiplatform, interactive entertainment and licensed products.
Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 unique games and franchises, including world-renowned brands such as Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris. Visit us online at www.Atari.com.
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