Blankos Block Party developers unveil an ambitious marketplace with NFTs to facilitate player ownership
Executives have jumped on board following careers at Electronic Arts, Zynga, Blizzard, Square Enix and others. Nifty!
Mythical Games, a studio with executive talent best known for previous work with companies such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Zynga and Oculus, announced today that the marketplace for Blankos Block Party has entered its Alpha phase. This is exciting news for executives and potentially even gamers, as it means everyone is one step closer to being able to participate in peer-to-peer sales of "playable" NFTs.
Described as an "open-world multiplayer party game with an emphasis on player-designed levels," Blankos Block Party is designed to provide a traditional AAA game experience that appears to be the next logical progression after something like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This time around, however, the vinyl toys are presented digitally and won't just wind up in a plastic bucket collecting dust.
"Players have invested billions of dollars into digital items in other online games without a tangible way to benefit from it beyond occasional gameplay advantages," notes a press release. ""Content remains locked behind their account because their purchase is really just a lease or licensing agreement, with no ability to transfer or sell."
Once the new marketplace is properly tested and implemented, Blankos Block Party will potentially change that dynamic. It seems the goal here is to create a new market that cuts the player in on the action, in some ways similar to something like Steam trading cards, but on a grander scale and with the "NFT" buzzword firmly attached.
Staff article by Jason Venter (April 06, 2021)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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