June 15, 2023 — dApp Store Kit, a project, initially developed by Polygon Labs and spun out to the community, incorporates Ready Games’ development tech stack to enable developers to build and launch web3 games.
Web3 games that integrate blockchain wallets and NFTs currently offer a clunky user experience on mobile. By relying on external wallet apps, for example, users would need to constantly switch on-and-off to perform basic actions in-game. Properly bridging Web2 games to Web3 was, so far, a complicated task that often compromised on the game’s usability.
With this integration, Ready Games is making a Web3-specific game development toolkit available for dApp Store Kit, a community-led initiative to enable anyone to launch fully fledged dApp Stores.
Ready Games’ mobile game development toolkit offers a one-stop shop for integrating all the necessary pieces of Web3 on-chain support. This includes integrated wallets, on-chain user profiles, on-chain interaction and a full dApp Store frontend stack to help easily launch successful Web3 games.
Ready Games is primarily targeting the large niche of Free-to-Play games and communities. Alongside the deployment of the development toolkit, Ready Games will also launch its own dApp Store based on the dApp Store Kit. The initial studios in the Ready Games dApp Store include CIMU games, IDC Games, Minijuegos, Aeria Games Canada, ToroFun which collectively represent over 2500+ games with 80 million cumulative Monthly Active Users (MAU).
These large Web2-native publishers are expected to migrate their existing successful titles into Web3 by utilizing Ready Games’ techstack and the dApp Store Kit, all deployed on Polygon protocols as their blockchain scaling solution of choice.
Decentralized dApp Stores are one of the key paths for Web3 gaming mainstream adoption. Centralized app stores have by now turned into full-on monopolistic gatekeepers, often engaging in censorship, and taking a large cut of any in-game transaction. dApp Store Kit is designed to break the monopoly and help Web2 games find better monetization and engagement with Web3.
The beta release of Ready Games’ Web3 Mobile Game Development Kit. Beta as well dAppStore Alpha, are anticipated for mid-June. “Gaming is a critical focus area for the Web3 ecosystem, and dApp stores represent an innovative way forward in driving improved user experience and engagement,” said Ravikant Agrawal, Director of Growth at Polygon Labs. “By leveraging decentralized application stores, gamers can enjoy a seamless and secure experience while also contributing to the growth of the Web3 community.”
“The integration of Ready Games’ SDK into the dApp Store Kit is a monumental step towards making Web3 gaming accessible to billions of mobile gamers worldwide. By prioritizing a player-focused approach, we’re not only bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3 but also shaping the future of gaming by fostering innovation, engagement, and rewarding experiences.” Christina Macedo, COO of Ready Games.
“By harnessing the power of Ready’s cutting-edge Web3 gaming technology in conjunction with the robust dApp Store Kit, we are poised to reshape the landscape of mobile gaming. This integration paves the way for a new era of immersive and decentralized gaming experiences that will drive mass adoption of Web3 technology,” added David S. Bennahum, CEO of Ready Games.
About dApp Store Kit
dApp Store Kit is an open-source, community-powered tech stack, incubated by Polygon Labs and currently led and maintained by Meroku, a decentralized app store protocol and other community members, that gives developers a decentralized framework for successfully deploying EVM-compatible dApp stores and the ability to set their own rules for monetization, branding, distribution, curation, and governance. The mission is to effectively scale Web3 by giving new and existing users a safe and easy way to browse and discover new dApps on desktop and mobile.
About Ready Games
Ready Games is a leading Web3 game development platform committed to creating enjoyable gaming experiences for everyone. With their powerful Web3 game development tools, Ready Games helps bridge Web2 games to the new world of Web3. With a current user base of over 2 million monthly active wallets (MAW) and a projection of reaching 10 million MAW by Q4, Ready Games is poised to become the largest gaming ecosystem in Web3
About Polygon Labs
Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols. Polygon Labs engages with other ecosystem developers to help make available scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3. Polygon Labs has initially developed a growing suite of protocols for developers to gain easy access to major scaling solutions, including layer 2s (zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups), sidechains, hybrid chains, app-specific chains, enterprise chains, and data availability protocols. Scaling solutions that Polygon Labs initially developed have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized apps, unique addresses exceeding unique addresses exceeding 211 million, over 1.12 million smart contracts created and 2.36 billion total transactions processed since inception. The existing Polygon network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, and well-known enterprises, including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon Labs is carbon neutral with the goal of leading Web3 in becoming carbon negative. If you’re an Ethereum Developer, you’re already a Polygon developer! Leverage Polygon’s fast and secure txns for dApps you develop, get started here.