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Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:49:42 AM »

drakedevo

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Block and Chain Game Studios (https://blockandchain.games/) is proud to be among the first companies wholly dedicated to building blockchain games. Our primary directive is always to build games that are fun, creative, and immersive. But we see our mission as much more than just launching our own games. While we are developing exciting and eye-catching new games powered by blockchain technology, we are also providing game developers with the same tools we have developed and proven in our own games.

Block and Chain isn’t just providing a platform for new blockchain games, it’s offering a turn-key infrastructure for the launch of the next great indie blockchain enabled gaming experience. Utilizing the Halo Platform’s (https://www.haloplatform.tech/) blockchain infrastructure, Block and Chain’s own in-house game-making tools and expertise, and the established gamer ecosystem we work hard to cultivate every day.


As you'd expect, we'll have clear and easy SDKs for most applications such as Unity, JavaScript/node.js, REST, etc., which will make integrating with the Block and Chain Platform incredibly easy. Also, we will, in many cases, be able to eliminate the need to have a wallet installed in a player's browser,which will always make the experience more seamless. Game development partners will also receive the benefits of our community, including product support, customer service and cross-promotion and co-marketing within our platform.


The second major piece of the Block and Chain Games Platform is Player Central: Gamers will experience Block and Chain Game Studios through “Player Central,” a customizable portal for players to manage their user profile and digital currency for all games across the platform. Player Central allows gamers to access their favorite titles without any additional client software or plugins. When they access Player Central, players will experience a dynamic, gamified, and socially-enabled center where they can manage all aspects of their in-game activities. This includes achievements and rewards, in-game purchases, customized avatar and character attributes, and all of the other player data that will be stored permanently and securely on the blockchain. Partner games will all have a feature page, promotional banners, achievements and direct access to player support through Player Central.


We are currently working with a number of game developers and have already announced that Fracture Lab's MMORPG Decimated (https://www.decimated.net/) is being built on our platform. We are proud to work with such an ambitious project!

To learn more about the platform on our website (https://blockandchain.games/platform.html) or in our whitepaper (https://blockandchain.games/assets/BnC-Whitepaper.pdf).

Game developers who would like to learn more about the Block and Chain Games partner platform can contact us at bnc@blockandchain.games.

Re: Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 12:56:34 AM »

pesh

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Go B&C!!

Re: Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 01:55:09 AM »

sirwagginston

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It's impressive that you have some third party support for your platform, already. You guys are coming out swinging, but you still have a lot of catching up to do with other platforms. Then again, that's what I said about EnjinCoin a couple years ago, and now they're in the lead. ;)

I'm curious about the ways in which your platform utilizes blockchain technology for video games besides in-game cryptocurrency. We identified 6 use cases outlined on the homepage of www.blockchaingaming.com. Are game items on the blockchain, for example?

Re: Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 02:20:34 AM »

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Thanks for the responses.

We have a few things Enjin Coin doesn't have (although their ability to market is admittedly impressive as is a few of their mobile toys):
- A 5000 TPS blockchain which allows for realtime gaming and instant transactions
- A gas free currency
- An integrated wallet and DEX
- Player Central
- We actually make our own games and have proven out our tech in the making of those games (note: We've only publicly announced 2 games. We have 4 more in our pipeline)
- Our service includes live support from our team - we don't just open up our Github repo and say "here you go", we actually nurture partners through the integration process
- All our games are also free-to-play. Players don't need to "buy in" or even play with cryptocurrency if they don't want to.

Many of these benefits come from the Halo Platform, which is our parent company. They've had a live product since last may and have continued to evolve it rapidly. We pride ourselves on not having to send our players to someone else's platform to acquire and store their coins.

Of course our team are also made of of veterans from EA, LucasArts, Zynga, DeNA, Spotify, NCSOFT, Glu and a few other game/platform companies. Enjin Coin has some industry veterans, but we're wholly game vets.

As far as how we use the blockchain, we currently support:
- Provable fairness: Blockfight, for example, uses block hashes to determine doe rolls. Players can view each hash on our block explorer.
- True ownership: In our next game Draggin' Dragons, players can breed dragons, which are decentralized and stored on the blockchain.
- Auction house: P2P marketplace where players can sell and auction their game assets. Transactions are powered by smart contract.
- Single sign on: Using your game wallet (no need for traditional username and password credentials)
- Decimated will be a decentralized MMO on our blockchain

It's also worth noting that you can play games on our platform with multiple currencies and tokens, not just our native currency (which is a true coin and not an ERC token)

In the future, we are also going to have:
- A proprietary blockchain based chat system
- Blockchain based, provably fair matchmaking system

Re: Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 02:41:10 AM »

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I mostly just meant to draw comparison to EnjinCoin in that they also entered the blockchain gaming market suddenly with the intention to rival established players, and they succeeded in getting a foothold. I have likened them to the Xbox in that regard.

I personally like when platforms try to utilize as many of the blockchain gaming use cases as they can. I like your focus on provable fairness... most platforms have been neglecting the concept due to the hype over true ownership. Hopefully you get more people building games with it

Re: Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 01:32:40 PM »

pesh

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Devin, what is the match making system?

Re: Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 05:52:04 PM »

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Great question! For PvP games, making an intuitive match with someone at your skill level or player level can sometimes be a challenge for more subtle games, like PvP battlers. From my experience, a lot of players also feel that matchmaking is rigged and they are pitted against other players that are of a much higher skill level. By using the blockchain, we can demonstrate provable fairness in matchmaking and use smart contracts to set matchmaking parameters which are public and unchanging.

Re: Announcement! Block and Chain Games Partner Platform Live
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 06:22:37 PM »

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Ah, ok. Yeah, that seems very necessary. Thanks