Not long ago, I joined the blockchain gaming industry by creating egamers.io and starting playing crypto games.
The blockchain (or crypto) game industry is immature and some standards need to be established.
At the moment, the most popular games are gambling or collectible ones running on ethereum network. Ethereum is bad for a game right now, today metamask suggested 100 Gwei for a single action in ethergoo.io, a browser-based crypto game that I am not able to play more than a week now because of the high ethereum network fees.
After Cryptokitties, the world understood that gaming can change everything nowadays, having spent more than 15 years of my life as a hardcore gamer, I can safely say that the good old days are over. We won’t waste any more time on playing without getting rewarded. That’s the evolution that is coming to our world, new players are able to compete for real money, mine their tokens by playing mobile or PC games and make a living. I’m not telling that we are going to be rich, but you can make a living, you get the point.
From the Atari Saga to Cryptokitties, the world has experienced the unimaginable. Now, crypto and games make history. Games with independent Economy and every player participating in it, selling items for money, buying items for money, upgrading and selling again. A loop that, it pays.
Crypto Gaming Platforms
If I start typing about all the gaming platforms available, I will need a couple of days.
ENJIN Recently published a new Ethereum Token Standard, the ERC-1155 which is developed for gaming projects solves some major problems in the network. BitGuild keeps evolving in Crypto Gaming with more and more games added in their catalog. Cryptocurrency Platforms are evolving the industry by providing the necessary technical know-how in the blockchain. In combination with high-skilled Gaming Developers & professionals the results are fascinating, new great games are going to come and the market will moon.
Big Players & Mass Adoption
Unity Engine has partnered with KIN Token, a great Cryptocurrency with huge potential developed by KIK Messenger to bring cryptocurrency to gamers, moreover ENJIN has also partnered with Unity. The Japanese Giant GMO is launching in-game Bitcoin Rewards, Ubisoft is mentoring start-ups in gaming aiming to become the mother company of dozens of crypto games. This list could be endless as there is so much interest in Crypto Gaming by big corporations. You don’t have to be a nuclear scientist to understand that gaming is changing.
Crypto Games to Watch
The CryptoGaming industry is still doing baby-steps with some 3D games pop in here and there. I have the pleasure to play some of them and I would also suggest to you, do it.
First of all, a nice mobile game Crypto Run is available, earn real coins by jumping and running in a 3D Environment with simple yet beautiful graphics.
In “almost” the same philosophy, GoCryptoBot features a decentralized marketplace to sell the in-game items you have upgraded for GCC tokens, a cryptocurrency pegged to USD. Cool 2D Graphics, a game that worths your time to play.
Another mobile game to play with 3D Graphics is LordMancer II, an RPG game where you fight to be the best warrior of all times. The game supports decentralized Economy and players can sell items to each other.