Blockchain developer 0xGames has announced the continuation of his famous blockchain-based game 0xUniverse. 0xUniverse: Battleships – or 0xBattleships, in short – was developed together with HeroCraft. This company has 16 years of experience in developing and publishing games for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, as well as PCs and social networks. Based in Russia, HeroCraft distributes worldwide in 15 languages.
New Game Features
0xUniverse is the game that is powered by the Ethereum blockchain. In its first part, released at the end of June 2018, players are encouraged to be explorers of space, colonizing the planets in a 3D rendered galaxy. They can explore planets or buy them using blockchain technology. 0xBattleships has a new challenge. This time, players must protect the inhabitants of the virtual galaxy from a new threat – a mysterious cult of the God of the Void, famous for his wickedness.
Resistance to the enemy requires players to build their powerful battleship with various modules that are stored on the blockchain. Modules, which are non-fungible tokens, are the most important part of the game. Players can own lasers, force shields, physical armor, power generators, engines, etc. – selling them or buying them from other players at an auction.
Blockchain galaxy as debut creation
0xGames appeared with his debut game 0xUniverse in June 2018. The international team met in November 2017. Its members believed in the good prospects of the blockchain market, so they started to develop their own product: 0xUniverse – a new game based on smart contracts. It took six months to create the blockchain galaxy before it was ready for release at the beginning of June. However, 0xGames states that the beta test on Rinkeby has attracted the attention of many users to the game. Because of the great interest and the many requests of devoted fans, 0xGames has agreed to postpone the release of 0xUniverse and open a pre-sale for the planets, says the company. Players bought 223 (67%) planets placed at auction, the biggest purchase was over $ 8,000.
According to the roadmap revealed in June 2018, 0xGames intends to develop its blockchain galaxy and create more games based on 0xUniverse, making a whole series.
Cryptographic games history
Crypto-based games drew attention after the launch of CryptoKitties in November 2017. This blockchain-based trading game popularized cryptographic collectibles – special digital assets . Players were offered the use of the Ethereum blockchain for trading and demonstrating ownership of crypto-cat holders. CryptoKitties has inspired other game developers, including 0xGames, to work on their products based on the same technology. As a result, a few months later, about 70% of all Ethereum DApps were similar games.
However, games based on cryptography had a story before the release of CryptoKitties. The first "crypto-game" was Dragon's Tale, launched in July 2013. In Dragon's Tale, players could use the real Bitcoin to bet as a virtual game chip.
Another early attempt at a crypto-game was Huntercoin (2013), which used Namecoin blockchain technology. Players can extract the game's cryptocurrency by discovering its coins. Both Huntercoin and Dragon & # 39; s Tale showed that the games could be run without the control of a centralized server.
The real breakthrough was built in 2017, when the real-time strategy game Beyond the Void was launched. He used Ethereum's blockchain to perform his cryptocurrency Nexium (NXC), which would later become popular due to CryptoKitties.
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