In 8 Bits is distributing games for classic systems, like the Atari® 2600, as Ethereum blockchain NTFs. An NFT owner is able to play their copy of the game even after the NFT has been sold to someone else. With each new sale, a small portion of the proceeds goes back to the game developer.
The assets that Ethereum NFTs represent aren’t stored directly on the blockchain, due to the extravagent cost of blockchain storage. At the time of this writing, embedding even a small 8k game would cost over $1000 in fees. For this reason, Ethereum NFTs contain URL pointers to assets, rather than the assets themselves.
This raises a point often overlooked with NFTs that enable access… the NFT could lose it’s resale value instantly if the original NFT creator fails to pay their server bills, or forgets to renew their domain name in time. You should only purchase these kinds of NFTs if the original seller stands behind their work.
In 8 Bits is committed to the resale market of their game NFTs. The NFT smart contract allows a small percentage of each NFT resale to cover our maintenance costs, which means the NFTs will maintain maximimum value for years to come.
You can read more about NFTs at Ethereum.org.