Unlike its competitors, Timothy D. Sweeney has shown that NFT games are welcome on the Epic Games Store. A year after the founders of Epic Games made this announcement, the first Web3 game is coming to the platform.
Block Party Blankos, the first Web3 game on the Epic Games Store
Last June, Mythical Games had announced that its flagship game Blankos Block Party would debut on the Epic Games Store. It is a title that uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to authenticate digital products (avatar styles, accessories…). Mythical Games, an American company developing blockchain-based games, launched a beta version of the game in 2020. Blankos Block Party is now available in Early Access on the platform until its full launch on September 28.
According to Mythical Games, Blankos Block Party now has over a million players. The game does not have its own encrypted token. Additionally, NFTs can be produced or included in the marketplace without mining. Instead, players use credit cards or cryptocurrency to purchase in-game items. Characters also come with NFTs. These can be sold in-store and outside the Epic Games store.
Understanding Web3 Games (NFT Games)
Web3 games, also known as NFT games, are very different from those offered on traditional platforms. These blockchain-based games are already decentralized. But most importantly, they provide self-sovereignty. In short, Web3 games provide players and administrators with full ownership of digital assets through NFTs.
Blankos Block Party hopes to power the growth of the Web3 gaming industry with its availability on the platform. The Epic Games Store also plans to develop this market. Other titles are already planned. In addition, Gala Games’ GRIT game should be the first NFT game launched on the platform. But its development lags behind. Release on the Epic Games Store was delayed until a later date.
Mythical Games hopes to capitalize on the popularity of the Epic Games Store platform to popularize its flagship and Web3 games. Meanwhile, the Blankos Block Party is already taking advantage of this inclusivity. After its debut on the legendary Epic Games store, the base price of its NFTs will increase by more than 600%.
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