In prep for the upcoming Halloween, Autograph, the Tom Brady-led Web3 firm, has penned a deal with Internet Game to kickstart the strategic partnership with Lionsgate.
The collaboration between the three content-based platforms comes just in time for next Halloween when a new Web3 experience is expected to be released.
Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to Release SAW
A new Web3 experience facilitated by Lionsgate and designed by Twisted Pictures is expected to grace Halloween night.
The iconic horror film franchise SAW will make its Web3 debut with multiple themed gameplays, including the new Season of Internet Games. Once launched, players get to try themselves in a series of SAW-theme games lasting three days for the chance to win prizes.
However, gamers must purchase a SAW Game Pass before participating. The game tokens are available on any of the three NFT marketplaces; Magic Eden, GameStop NFT, and Internet Games. In addition, users can buy the game passes at the public sales starting on October 24 (12 PM ET).
Meanwhile, there is an early window sale on October 21 on GameStop NFT. The pass will grant gamers access to the first three mini-games, including Acid Bath, Blood Bucket, and Incinerator. All these games are available on the Internet Game platform and take place over three days.
Additionally, the team intends to update the metadata of the game passes to reflect every player’s performance for the mini-games in which they participated.
Top prizes are there for the taking, and players who manage to “survive” the entire mini-game stages stand the chance of winning a bespoke SAW NFT and other digital collectibles.
Meanwhile, the top prize includes an on-set tour of the upcoming SAW film and a Mutant Ape NFT.
The Rise of SAW
SAW is a horror movie franchise produced and managed by the duo of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The franchise has scored over $1 billion at the box office and is currently one of the longest-standing horror franchises in the movie industry.
By October 27, 2023, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures are expected to release the next version of SAW in movie theaters.
“Over the past 18 years, the world of SAW has been growing, and the opportunity to expand to other platforms like the Web3 is refreshing,” said Mark Burg.
Oren Koules, SAW’s co-producer, noted that the recent partnership with Lionsgate and Autograph is the right time to engage the franchise’s global fan base.
“The next installment of SAW will be released in October 2023, and there is no better time to introduce exciting and immersive entertainment to fans than now,” added Koules.
Dillon Rosenblatt, the CEO of Autograph, revealed that the parties involved would give SAW fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Web3 in a gamified ecosystem. Rosenblatt said:
“Everything involved in this collaboration is designed to enrich horror film enthusiasts’ experiences and attract others to the film franchise in an exciting way.”
Thus, the collection is part of the broader aim of the parties involved in the collaboration to bring SAW fans closer to the iconic horror film franchise.
With the popularity of SAW and its latest commitment, other TV franchises are likely to explore Web3 to further their fans’ engagement.