Today, Bushnell and NFT marketplace MakersPlace announced The Arcade OG Series , a set of Ethereum-based collectibles. An NFT is a token that can be used to prove ownership of a verifiably scarce digital item—in this case, a video clip displaying a 3D rendering of an Atari “Pong” or Syzygy (Bushnell’s Atari precursor) “Computer Space” arcade game cabinet.
Each Arcade OG Series collectible is more than just a simple video clip, however: it also comes with an augmented reality experience that lets you view the 3D rendering of the arcade cabinet within any real-world space. Owners will be able to drop the digital cabinet into place and then walk around it, viewing it up-close from all angles.
Augmented reality experiences typically use your smartphone or tablet’s cameras and sensors to display your real-world surroundings with digital elements on top. Some mobile apps use the technology for interactive games and shopping experiences. NFT marketplace Veve—which works with brands like Marvel and Star Trek—also offers 3D “digital statues” that you can view on a screen set against your real-world backdrop.
Introducing, The Arcade OG Series!