In the hunt to build a successful Web3 gaming infrastructure, many companies are taking advantage of fast-developing blockchain technology in novel and creative ways. One of the leaders in this is Web3Games, which earlier this year secured $4M in funding to launch its integrated platform for blockchain gaming.
Established in June 2021, Web3Games demonstrated its bona fides by working with Alibaba to complete their so-far only NFT issuance through one of their brands (See details). Building on this success, and having secured the necessary funding, Web3Games will soon launch its IDO on DaoMaker.
According to its founder, Web3Games’ vision is to “Bring back the digital ownership of in-game items to players”.
“I’m also a gamer and understand the problems of traditional gaming. A lot of games will remove all player information after the game is shut down. Those are all gamers’ memories and achievements. That makes me realize the importance of digital ownership.” – KK Chen
By tapping into the potential of NFTs and DeFi, Web3Games offers a next-gen gaming ecosystem where players and developers can take ownership of their gameplay. The project provides a number of solutions – such as blockchain networks, development frameworks, and tools that allow developers to manage and players to play their own games.
Web3 Game Development
One of the primary challenges in creating this ecosystem is providing Web2 developers with the necessary infrastructure to adapt to Web3. Many Web2 developers do not have experience in Web3, an obstacle which can make the changeover seem difficult.
Web3Games helps developers overcome this hurdle with their API-as-a-service Protocol, specifically built to help Web2 gaming companies seamlessly integrate into the blockchain. The Protocol allows developers to conveniently access and distribute on-chain assets like NFTs and game tokens, and provides high efficiency and low cost for games integrated on Web3. Through the Web3Games Protocol, game developers are given the freedom to access and distribute blockchain assets, encouraging game studios without Web3 experience to make the jump by massively simplifying the process.
Attracting Gamers to a Web3 World
Beyond attracting developers, Web3 Gaming is also working hard to attract players. Web3Games has developed its Studios as a hub to foster up-and-coming blockchain games and digital culture by attracting developers who’ve worked on successes like Call of Duty, Diablo, and more. Their experience and talent are seen as a key draw for new players.
Web3Games Studios is set to launch over 6 games in 2022, including a Match-3 battle game– CryptoEmpire; a poker NFT game– W3POKER; a tower defence game– Guardians of Arcanum; and a web3 music game –DEBEATS. The variety of genres and gameplay is designed to suit all different kinds of players, expanding the user base.
In addition to the record of the developers working in the Web3Games Studios, the Portal also aims to draw in new players by serving as the Web3 version of Steam – a one-stop-shop where gamers can share, discuss, upvote projects, and easily access games produced by Web3Games studios and other gaming companies.
On the Portal, the players’ profile – their Player ID – is connected with users’ emails, social media, and wallets in various chain networks. Gamers can log in via email and don’t have to import private keys. This offers more convenience and security, and a straightforward way for users to access their virtual assets. Both ease of access for gamers and the launch of a wide variety of games are designed to encourage players to join the Web3 revolution.
A Web3 Gaming Ecosystem
The Web3Games platform is designed for playing, creating, developing, and “all things blockchain gaming.” Web3Games is based around 4 core products: Protocol, Portal, Studios and Chain.
Protocol is designed for developers to use in conjunction with blockchain technology, and Studios offers further support and collaboration with game developers to create streams of immersive blockchain games. The games are distributed and accessed by players through the Portal, which also provides a setting for token and NFT sales. Web3Games proprietary Chain is the backbone of the platform, a substrate-based solution for a faster, more secure, blockchain gaming experience.
Web3Games is dedicated to lowering barriers for entry into the Web3 world, simplifying blockchain integration for developers and attracting gamers with first-rate products. Web3Games is delivering on the promise of increased accessibility and convenience offered by Web3 by creating a full gaming ecosystem, a hub and support system for both players and creators.
Web3Games is an integrated blockchain gaming ecosystem that includes 4 core products: Portal, Protocol, Studios, and Chain.
We aim to help traditional game developers integrate their gaming products with blockchain, making gaming assets decentralized and permissionless, and bringing back the digital ownership of in-game items to players.