Blankos Block Party: Mythical, Player-Owned Economies, and Blockchain
By Rudy Koch, Co-Founder of Mythical Games
In providing the player-economy foundation to Blankos Block Party, Mythical has built an economic engine for gaming that allows for digital asset ownership utilizing EOSIO as its ledger. We believe that the use of blockchain technology will bring in new economies to the games industry where mass market players can own and sell digital assets in AAA games.
Our primary goal has always been to drive mass adoption of blockchain technology, and that mission hasn’t changed. But we believe there’s a right way to do it. When it comes to mass market gamers, today many of them don’t know (or frankly care) what EOS mainnet or any mainnet is. To really make this technology become mainstream, we have to win over the mass market gamers.
**Here’s our approach and philosophy:**
* First, and perhaps most importantly, the mainstream gaming audience wants games that are entertaining and fun. If we want their attention, we have to build a real, engaging game, which is why we are building Blankos Block Party. If the game sucks without blockchain, it will suck with blockchain as well!
* We also believe that today, understanding blockchain technology is still a ways off for the general consumer. We’ve built our engine to hide all the complexity of blockchain for those who just want to play a great game. We envision millions of players being excited about the features that blockchain can provide, but without needing to worry about how it works or even what blockchain really means.
* We believe that the path to mass adoption of blockchain is a multi-step journey, and Blankos Block Party is the first big step for us. This week, for the first time ever, a game using blockchain technology was showcased in some of the biggest media channels in the games industry. Now we need to continue to capture the attention of gamers around the world, and introduce them carefully to all the amazing things blockchain technology can do, in a game world where they...