Another new game – War Riders™ – has announced a partnership with Worldwide Asset eXchange™(WAX) with the company’s in-game items being made available on OPSkins™ and made tradable with WAX Tokens, Bitcoin, ETH, US dollars, Euros and other currencies.
War Riders is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game based on earning cryptocurrency, customizing vehicles and battling opponents. Players can build their own customized war vehicles from scratch and use them to mine and attack enemies for the in-game currency, Benzene (BZN). Players can mine for BZN by driving through waypoints or raiding other players’ coins. BZN has a finite supply and ‘burning’ mechanism enforced by a smart contract.
CEO of a blockchain start-up Cartified, creators of War Riders, Vlad Kartashov stated: “We believe players should have full control over their hard-earned loot crates and virtual money. In War Riders, the digital vehicles truly belong to the players, who are free to do anything they want with them. For the first time, we have a chance to create a truly decentralized gaming economy by giving power back to the players.”
Malcolm CasSelle, CIO of OPSkins and President of WAX, commented: “The inception of blockchain-based games and collectibles presents a new opportunity for the crypto community to get involved, and game developers are taking notice. As the popularity of blockchain games and Crypto Collectibles™ grows, so does the need for a trustworthy marketplace, which is where WAX and OPSkins come in. Integrating War Riders to that ecosystem is an exciting move for us and for the blockchain-based gaming community as a whole.”
With the integration of War Riders’ in-game assets onto the OPSkins platform, WAX Tokens gain additional utility and more players are incentivized to join the ecosystem. OPSkins has previously partnered with other game to allow players to trade Crypto Collectibles, also known as non-fungible tokens or NFTs. War Riders is the latest game based on NFTs to be added to OPSkins and whose in-game virtual assets are tradable with WAX Tokens. The first NFT was CryptoKitties in December 2017, and there are more to come. OPSkins enables customers to buy and sell NFTs using a variety of payment methods, including tokens, fiat currency, credit cards etc. without the need to install a third-party wallet. Through the use of the WAX ExpressTrade service, customers can trade NFTs to other users instantly and for free. By using the open source WAX ExpressTrade API, developers can integrate instant, free, real-time trading into a game or DApp. WAX allows anyone to create a virtual goods marketplace, onboarding millions of gamers to the growing cryptocurrency space.