Online gaming and Bitcoin go together like two peas in a pod! However, hardly any major games work with Bitcoin to pay for in-game goods right now. That being said, there is a lot of unexplored potential in this market, leading to aspiring game developers trying their hand at online games that incorporate Bitcoin payments.
Eulora – Bitcoin-only MMORPG In Early Stages of Development
Before we go any further, there are a few things about Eulora that need to be taken into account. First of all, this game is far from finished, and it remains a bit unclear as to how many people are actually working on this project. Or to be more precise, it is unclear whether or not anyone is still developing Eulora at all.
Secondly, in its current state, Eulora looks absolutely dismal from a graphics point of view. Then again, games such as Minecraft and Trove are not exactly eye-pleasing either in terms of fancy designs, but Eulora still has a long way to go in that regard. Overall, the game could use a polish to say the least.
Installing the game is another major obstacle at this time. Granted, there are guides available for all major operating systems, but none of them are as straightforward as they should be. People running Windows, for example, will need to install the Crystal Space libraries in order to get the game to run properly.
And even then, the installation process is far from over. Eulora will then need to be compiled by installing Visual Studio 2010 and a few other steps to follow. On top of that, mandatory and optional projects within the Eulora folder will need to be included before the installation can be deemed a success.
To make matters even worse, there are no gameplay videos of this game to be found anywhere. The only visual evidence of this game running is a screenshot posted on the Eulora forums. Unfortunately, the screenshot is not awe inspiring by any means, nor will it persuade many people to go through tons of hoops in order to test it out.
Earn Bitcoin By Playing…Somehow?
The main reason why Eulora caught people’s attention is because there is a promise of being able to earn Bitcoin while playing, as well as using Bitcoin as an in-game currency. At the time of publication, there has been no indication of anyone ever posting proof they earned a single Satoshi from playing this game, let alone purchased something in-game with Bitcoin.
Whether or not Eulora will become a success over time, is a question that can not be answered right now. Assuming development is still going on behind the scenes, a lot of things will need to changed in the next few months or years. All in all, it is great to see that Bitcoin spurs new development in terms of online gaming, and it will be interesting to see what the future holds.
Images courtesy of Shutterstock and Eulora