Evolution has released the world’s first slot game to integrate NFTs (non-fungible tokens). The digital artwork consists of four CryptoPunks that were purchased earlier in 2021 and are featured in NFT Megaways™, a game built by Evolution Group brand Red Tiger.
Todd Haushalter, Evolution’s Chief Product Officer, said: “At Evolution, we have a long record of innovation and being first with distinctively different new ideas. With all of our group brands, our goal is always to offer players the most feature-rich and vivid gameplay possible. In essence, it’s all about creativity and originality and that’s why the CryptoPunks were such a great fit for us.
“NFT Megaways™ is a game that’s taken this crypto trend and transformed it into a form of entertainment – and it’s the first of its kind. Players have the chance to be a part of history in the making. As a game, it’s going to appeal to lovers of slot games everywhere, as well as bringing in those crypto fans who want to see a new way of using this CryptoPunk artwork. The team has done a brilliant job on this launch, and we’re looking forward to the game being live.”
The CryptoPunks are unique collectable characters created by Larva Labs, with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain. Within NFT Megaways™, they act as WILD symbols that may only land in certain places on the reels, substitute for all paying symbols and have increasing multipliers by up to 30x.
This innovation was inspired by the explosion of interest in cryptocurrencies and the tradings of unique, digital-only assets.