The world of the Blockchain and gaming could become much more entwined in coming years, should a new organisation of publishers and developers get its wishes.
The Blockchain Game Alliance brings together the likes of Ubisoft and Fig, as well as companies like EverdreamSoft – which created Spells of Genesis, the first blockchain game – Enjin, B2Expand, ConsenSys, and more.
According to the group’s site, the Blockchain Game Alliance’s goal is to help develop common standards and practices to spread the integration of blockchain and gaming:
“Convinced that this breakthrough technology brings numerous new benefits to the whole ecosystem, from developers to players, we provide an open forum for all stakeholders to share knowledge and collaborate on research that foster new ways to create and play games. Our ultimate goal is to help spread the integration of Blockchain by developing common standards and best practices.”
CEO of Ultra, another company involved in the project, Nicolas Gilot said: “The Blockchain Game Alliance is advocating for a universal standard in the blockchain gaming space to create a more interoperable and transparent ecosystem, which will benefit stakeholders, by furthering innovation and ensuring economic viability.”
The involvement of most companies will come as little surprise, with many having vested interest in the popularity and usage of blockchain-related technologies. Fig advisory board member Brian Fargo has been active with another blockchain project, Robot Cache, which also aims to ‘democratise’ game development – and the earnings from it – more than the current system allows for.