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Read in today’s crypto gaming news:
- The Biggest Crypto Gaming Conference Announced for September
- Electronic Arts Is About to Enter Blockchain and NFTs
- My Defi Pet’s Smart Contracts Were Approved by Peckshield
- First Binamon NFT Game Is Released and Available to Play
- Other Gaming News in Micro Bites: Decentraland, Filecoin, Flow, Dapper Labs
The Biggest Crypto Gaming Conference Announced for September
Cutting-edge Games Conference, or simply CGC, is one of the few existing conferences aimed solely at blockchain gaming. Finally, the date of the online event was announced – September 23rd-24th. Of course, as the industry is quite young, the annual number of participants is humble: approximately 2000.
On the other hand, the conference already gave the stage to Justin Sun, Animoca Brands CEO Robby Yung, Robby Yung from Dapper Labs, Sarojini McKenna from Alien Worlds, and some others.
The organizers promise 50+ expert speakers covering a variety of topics including DeFi, GameFi, NFTs, blockchain games, decentralized networks, gamification mechanics, digital metaverses, and so on.
If you’re interested, there are still available “early bird” price admission tickets.
- The event seems pretty small so far. However, we wish all the best to the organizers. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!
Electronic Arts is About to Enter Blockchain and NFTs
One of the world’s biggest gaming studios, Electronics Arts, posted a job announcement for blockchain positions in their offices worldwide. You might know the studio for such AAA-ranked game series as Need For Speed, FIFA Football, The Sims, Battlefield, Star Wars, Apex Legends, and so on.
Compared to its competitors, this may be a late entrance into the crypto industry. For example, Ubisoft is actively partnering with Tezos already. On the other hand, Electronic Arts owns more titles and more importantly, sport licences: FIFA, Formula-1, NBA, NHL, and some others.
As we know, the crypto gaming industry comes from the growing NFT popularity, which is deeply rooted in cards and other collectibles. Thus, obtaining these licences makes room for greater success than REVV or Animoca Brands have made.
- Yes, I would like it if they used blockchain in order to prove that we are not getting the same FIFA game with minor updates every year. Sometimes, they look and play so similar that I think about implementation of smart contracts into the FIFA series.
My DeFi Pet’s Smart Contract Was Approved by PeckShield
Smart contracts are an important part not only for the crypto world. The possibility of an automatically executed fraud-free transaction protocol is incredibly important for any type of internet activity. The recent boom of blockchain games showed that smart contracts are not only beneficial but inevitable.
After a previous integration of Chainlink’s VRF solution, the project does not stand still. The current step that has been completed is the audit of games’ smart contracts by PeckShield, a blockchain security and data analytics company.
Furthermore, they took a brief look at the overall design and implementation of the game. In brief, the review claimed the game code is “clearly organized.”
You can check out the full report here.
First Binamon NFT Game is Released and Available to Play
Binamon has a lot in common with Axie Infinity or My Defi Pets in terms of in-game mechanics. On the other hand, Binamon is more than one game, it’s a 3D multiverse (consisting of one game so far though).
The game was released for the general public on August 28th, although no functions are available yet. For example, collecting and battling mechanics have already been launched but the adventure mode in which we could explore the 3D metaverse is still to be implemented.
Obviously, the game takes inspiration from the biggest digital pet game series, Pokemon, evident in the name of the project. The first part of “Binamon” also alludes to another of the game’s features; it uses the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) BEP-721 token standard for minting in-game characters.
- Their video production is low-quality. The soundtrack and text “earn a Tesla” doesn’t bring the image of a high-quality product. The same goes for their Twitter account. These guys need to work on content quality.
Other Gaming News in Micro Bites: Decentraland, Filecoin, Flow, Dapper Labs
- Decentraland Created a Toolkit for Quest Gaming Mechanics Implementation
This multiverse is one of the most active amongst other crypto gaming ones. It has one of the biggest communities as well as the biggest variety of possibilities. Now, the project’s functionality treasury is replenished with a new gaming toolkit: Quest mechanics.
- Filecoin Collaborated with Dapper Labs and Flow
CryptoKitties creators Dapper Labs (as well as Flow) announced their partnership with Filecoin for improving NFT ownership and storage. In theory, Dapper Labs’ experience with NFTs, Flow’s IPFS content addressing, and Filecoin’s provable and decentralized storage should complement each other and work synergistically.
- In theory, everything works fine. We shall see whether these partnerships can bring something new to the crypto gaming industry.