Creators of tokens, manufacturers of processors and video cards, and even founders of exchanges are gradually switching their attention to a related industry – blockchain games. And offer users new ways to get digital coins
At the end of last year, one of the largest manufacturers of processors and video cards, AMD, joined the Blockchain Game Alliance, an association promoting blockchain in the gaming industry, and partnered with the online gaming platforms Robot Cache and ULTRA. This event was followed by the news that Samsung has added a game on the TRON blockchain to the Galaxy S10's built-in crypto wallet.
Also at the end of last year, Dapper Labs, developer of CryptoKitties, raised $ 11.2 million to create the industry-focused Flow blockchain. And computer giant Microsoft, leading video game publisher Eidos, and creator of the Fabled Lands game book series have teamed up to revive the popular 80s blockchain game book. These and other events, which took place in just a few months, indicate that the blockchain is steadily gaining popularity in the gaming industry.
Blockchain geming has a lot of advantages. For users, this is the ability to easily exchange in-game assets without the participation of intermediaries. Developers, on the other hand, using the blockchain can receive additional income from the sale of game items and tokens, as well as attract new users. Therefore, more and more blockchain games are appearing on the market. And in 2020, the industry will see a number of projects that may help bring it to the next level.
Expected 2020 games
A1 Fighters is a project that developers position not just as a game, but as a gaming platform with regular airdrops. Users become participants in the royal battle and get the opportunity to earn ERC20, ERC721, TRC20, TRC721 tokens, created on the Ethereum and Tron blockchain. Also in the future, distributions of coins created on EOS and NEO are planned. To receive tokens, users do not need to install additional applications or use dapp browsers, only the wallet address is required.
Unland is an EOS blockchain game that has been compared to Pokemon Go and Monopoly. Users can buy and sell virtual real estate in different cities. Profits received from the sale of buildings can be withdrawn to fiat. While the game exists only in a mobile version and is available only to residents of the United States, however, a web version for different countries should appear soon.
SkyWeaver is a card game based on the Ethereum blockchain. Users must collect decks of unique cards and fight other players. Some of the cards are freely available, other cards can be bought or exchanged from developers or other players, they can also be gifted to friends or destroyed so that they do not get to anyone. The project is based on Blizzard Entertainment's popular online card game Hearthstone, which is played by over 100 million people.
Bitcoin Bounty Hunt is a shooter game where users can earn cryptocurrency by killing other players in the virtual space. The main currency here is Satoshi, digital coins are allocated by developers who receive cryptocurrency by broadcasting in-game ads.
The Sandbox is a blockchain version of the popular mobile game that appeared back in 2012 and had over 1 million active users. The sandbox project allows players to create their own universe using various elements and resources. In the new version of the game, NFS tokens will become the main currency; for these coins, participants will be able to buy or sell various elements.
Crypto Fights is a turn-based 3D fighting game inspired by the Dragons & Dungeons (D&D) project. Players must create heroes and endow them with various skills and equip with weapons. Users will receive cryptocurrency from developers, but in what format and for what actions it is still unknown.
Neon District is an RPG game that will hit Steam at the end of January. Its essence lies in the fact that the participants become residents of the city of Unity and rebel against an oppressive government. Players can upgrade characters, fight and develop strategies. In-game items in the form of equipment users will be able to sell or exchange on the Ethereum network.