Evolution Buys Four CryptoPunks for Its Brand New NFT-Themed Game

Evolution, the world-leading provider of Live casino games, has disclosed the purchase of four non-fungible tokens from the CryptoPunks collection.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are provably unique digital assets. Like cryptocurrencies, they are based on the blockchain and can be transferred between users peer-to-peer. However, unlike cryptocurrencies, they cannot be swapped like for like, creating digital scarcity, and are not divisible.

CryptoPunks is one of the best-known NFT projects out there. It was released in June 2017 on the Ethereum blockchain. CryptoPunks were not so popular until 2021, when their prices went through the roof and reached thousands or even millions of dollars in value.

Evolution’s Chief Product Officer Todd Haushalter noted that the company has a long record of innovation and is known for its ground-breaking 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”.

Evolution bought CryptoPunks 914, 3008, 4701, and 8143 for its NFT Megaways slot, produced under the Red Tiger brand, which is also owned by Evolution Group. All four CryptoPunks are featured in this game.

Players in NFT Megaways can win prizes by collecting the punks. The CryptoPunks NFTs act as Wild symbols that substitute all other paying symbols. If a CryptoPunk forms a winning combination with low-value symbols, it collects them, increasing the multiplier up to 30x.

Haushalter said that they took the NFT trend from the crypto world and transformed it into entertainment with NFT Megaways.

“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.”