As the world of digital products, services and platforms continues to expand, so too does the role of digital transformation in game development. While traditional game development has focused on creating original and memorable gaming technology experiences, blockchain-based game development requires a new set of skills.
A blockchain is a digital ledger system that records transactions on a digital blockchain. Transactions on a blockchain are grouped into blocks, and each block contains a record of the last transaction in the previous block. A game player’s token (e.g. a digital card in a card game) is a key part of the game’s digital identity. As a result, game developers need to be able to monitor and record player actions on a blockchain-based platform.
What is a Blockchain Game?
Blockchain technology is a highly secure, distributed, and decentralized computing platform that uses a public ledger called a blockchain to record and verify transactions on a large scale. Blockchain games use a variety of methods to access and store data Sakura Dono, the blockchain and cryptocurrency startup that became the most Tales from the World browser game in a single year, is one of the most prominent blockchain brands.
What Makes It Possible?
The Blockchain Game concept has been around for a while, and its early adoption has been impressive. Major AI and Blockchain startups are now exploring the use of Blockchain technology in games. By enabling distributed and transparent data verification, a blockchain can provide a level of security that traditional digital ledger systems cannot. Blockchain games have also been community- focused, meaning that players have the ability to create and manage their own accounts and share data as they see fit.
The Role of NFTs
The blockchain technology behind blockchain games is highly intriguing and can provide a number of benefits for the industry. First, it can streamline the process of creating new games. Having a centralized record of all events, including all transaction data, would require a separate application, and the potential for bugs and security breaches would make this a difficult process. Using a blockchain-based platform, developers can save their games as if they were running on an open-source client, eliminating the need to manage security and data management. This also means they can focus on creating a fun, engaging experience—without worrying about the security of their data.
Second, a blockchain-based platform can help games achieve a greater sense of authenticity. Essentially, an authentic digital experience is created through collaboration between the player, developer, and publisher. Every stage of the process—from the creation of a concept to the release of the game—will be recorded in the blockchain, making it accessible to all. This includes the creation of marketing strategies and digitaletch strategies, as well as the scheduling of in-game events and the purchase of in-game items.
How to Use a Blockchain in a Game?
For many developers, the idea of building a blockchain-based game simply doesn’t seem possible. “We don’t know how to do it,” is usually the first thing developers think about when they crack open the idea of building a blockchain game. “But we are working on it,” they counter. “But we don’t know how to make money.”
However, this is actually not a problem. Blockchain technology doesn’t need a lot of cash to make a significant impact in the industry. It can be used as a storage platform, a source of data, and a payment method. All it needs is the government to make a single transaction, and the blockchain technology can hold the whole thing together. All it needs is a clear line of sight between the blockchain player and the issuing government authorities.
Increasing Security in the Gaming Market
As the number of digital games and applications increase, the need for increased security persists. The number of attacks, attacks against systems, and attacks on players’ accounts have grown significantly over the last few years. As such, most digital games have increased their security posture with a stringent implementation of one of the following:
– Blockchain technology. Blockchain technology can be used to authenticate and verify transactions, making it immune to all forms of cyber attacks.
– neural networks. neural networks are computer programs that are used to train AI-based equipment for specific functions.
– host IRP implementation. In this scenario, the game client is allowed to interact with the game server through a private network. The game server will manage and enforce current security practices and respond to all attacks against the clients.
Benefits of Blockchain
– Blockchain technology is secure and decentralized. It’s decentralized because no two parties or organizations under any circumstances will have access to the same data. They will each need to trust someone else on the other end of the blockchain.
– Blockchain technology is immutable. It doesn’t change hands or be changed. It stays in the public blockchain ecosystem. – Blockchain can scale up and down based on demand. This means games can grow more secure while also populating the blockchain with new data.
– Blockchain predictability. The blockchain system is immutable, which means there will always be a limited number of blocks in the blockchain. This means game developers will have to adhere to established rules and follow standardized procedures in order to develop and distribute games.
– Trustworthy. Game developers will have to maintain high standards of ethics and respect for all stakeholders in the digital game ecosystem. This includes all players, game distributors, and game players.
– Disadvantages of Blockchain
– No central authority. Blockchain is a decentralized type of technology. There is no centralized source of data, information, or rules. All data and decision are stored in the public blockchain.
– No entity owning the data. Blockchain is a public ledger which means anyone can access the data and modify it. This also means there is no one entity who owns the data.
– No central authority managing security. Data is stored in the public blockchain, and no one entity can access it without the permission of all parties in the ecosystem.
The Improvement of Payment Methods
Payments are still king in the payments sector. At the moment, most payments go through the cash-to-value (CVC) model, which means that the payment sender sends money to the recipient before the payment is made. transactions using CVC only happen when the need for payment arises and there’s no other way around it.
However, this model is highly flawed. First, the cash-to-value model assumes that the payment sender is the financial institutions and the recipient is a bank. This is not the case. The financial institutions are clients who want to pay back their money, not the other way around.
Additionally, CVC addresses the shortcoming of current payment methods—i.e. cash is sent first, then card. However, a blockchain-based model would follow a different payment path, taxis, limousines, and other non-cash payment modes should be addressed as well.
A blockchain-based game development methodology can bring significant benefits to the industry. It can streamline the process of creating new games. It can save games as if they were running on an open-source client, eliminating the need to manage security and data management. And it can provide a greater sense of authenticity for players. All these can be achieved through the use of blockchain technology.
With the adoption of blockchain in the gaming industry, the way ahead is not set in stone. The more players who adopt this approach, the more benefits will be realized.