The power of the blockchain is virtually unlimited, as developers and coding enthusiasts are only starting to scratch the surface of what this technology can do for all of us. While there is a definite need to make a lot of things more transparent, and we do need some better financial structures and systems, there should also be a time and place for gaming. In fact, using the blockchain for gaming purposes can redefine digital ownership as we know it today.
Blockchain & Gaming
Bitcoin and gaming are a good mix, as we can use our beloved digital currency in order to buy games from various online shops, including GreenmanGaming. However, that is not all the blockchain can be used for when it comes to games, as there is a far greater potential to be unlocked. And I’m not talking about just microtransactions in a game either.
EverDreamSoft, a Switzerland-based video game developer company, is currently working on a mobile game called “Spells of Genesis”. Before you start mumbling that there are way too many mobile games out there already who try to use Bitcoin technology, and none of them are too great, bear with me as I explain to you what makes this game so unique.
Spells of Genesis – Not Your Regular Mobile Game
A proper game – whether it’s on PC, consoles or even mobile – falls or stands depending on the background story. instead of creating just another hack and slash game for mobile, EverDreamSoft is taking a different option by creating a mobile game with an actual story. And in the lore that makes up the story, you will find ample references to Bitcoin and the blockchain.
“Spells of Genesis” is a mobile card game, similar to Blizzard’s Heartstone or Magic The Gathering. After all, mobile card games are becoming an emerging trend in 2015, as they are a great way to play a game to kill some time, while offering a certain challenge at the same time.Furthermore, players can buy in-game items and booster decks to expand your deck of cards by using Bitcoin, credit card or debit card.
While in-game transactions using Bitcoin are a big step forward for the digital currency community [and offering traditional payment methods as well, which will attract everyday gamers too] , EverDreamSoft wants to take things one step further. The Bitcoin blockchain technology will be used to lock in-game purchases to the person who paid for it. In a sense, this is a revolutionary way of securing digital ownership.
By harnessing the power of the [Bitcoin] blockchain, EverDreamSoft lets players build a digital [non-tangible] deck of cards that can never be taken away from them by anyone else. As the blockchain can easily trace transactions to a certain address, the next logical step is tying a digital [in-game] asset to that address.
“[In our previous card games], we saw some of our players trading rare cards for more than $1,000. Even though it was not allowed by the terms of service. A whole economy emerged in the game [around trading]. Then we thought about how we could go beyond that and leverage digital goods ownership,” Shaban Shaame, Chief Executive of EverDreamSoft, told CryptoArticles..
Digital ownership is just part of the plan for leveraging blockchain technology in Spells of Genesis, as EverDreamSoft is also working on a way to let players trade and sell their goods. No official details have been announced yet as to how the trading would be established , but we expect further information in the next few months.
BitCrystals – Spells of Genesis Premium Currency
Such a project will require a lot of coding, hours of work and plenty of testing – which also means a lot of funds is needed to make this game a reality. In order to get the in-game economy of Spells of Genesis going, 70 million BitCrystals – which is the premium in-game currency – will be sold on a crowdfunding campaign. BitCrystals are needed to forge card packs and new items to use in the game.
This sale will also fund development of the Spells of Genesis game, and kickstart the community at the same time. At this time, EverDreamSoft has not unveiled how much money the company is hoping to raise by selling these BitCrystals.
Website : http://spellsofgenesis.com