Blockchain games are widely seen as the future of gaming within the crypto space. Yet as venture capital firms continue to pour money into the industry, a larger population of the mainstream gaming market refuses to be swayed.
References can be made to Ubisoft’s failed attempt to bring in-game assets to Ghost Recon, or even more recently, Minecraft’s decision to ban NFTs from its platform. Such has been the wild west of crypto gaming.
Mainstream gamers believe that the current play-to-earn blockchain gaming model is driven by greed, which often contributes to lower-quality games. This has become a major problem for avid gamers in the community who only want to have fun.
Blockchain game developers have adopted a more conservative model dubbed, play-and-earn to remedy the situation. This concept focuses on building game economies that focus on creating fun games with some elements of ownership and crypto rewards.
Because the focus is on building communities by onboarding mainstream gamers, some blockchain game makers looking to start from scratch find it hard to hit their targets.
On the other hand, mainstream game makers looking to add some form of earning mechanism to their games without compromising on quality face strong opposition from their communities.
This creates a quandary that can be solved by linking the two sets of players together via a platform that allows willing players to utilise blockchain-based characters and features in their game without disrupting the economic model of the game they are playing. Crypto gamers looking to play high-quality games without leaving the blockchain can also profit from the same platform.
There aren’t many web3 platforms that can provide such an experience. Here is where KlayMeta, a web3 gaming ecosystem built on Klayton blockchain, South Korea’s leading blockchain network, comes in.
KlayMeta is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) built on the Klaytn blockchain. The game is scheduled to go multi-chain with the addition of the BNB Chain in October, thus giving players access to more crypto products.
The game is powered by the play-and-earn model, where players can earn rewards and NFTs from their playing activity. KlayMeta also comes with an in-house NFT platform, allowing players to swap and trade tokens, as well as, convert in-game NFT assets into KlayMeta utility token $META.
KlayMeta is built to solve one of the blockchain gaming industry’s nagging issues. The platform wants to give smaller blockchain game platforms an opportunity to gain players from the mainstream, thus accelerating community growth. On the other hand,
On the other hand, traditional gaming titles looking to offer their players an opportunity to experiment with NFTs and crypto do not have to integrate the full concept into their games. This protects them from facing backlash from traditional gamers.
One beneficiary of this concept is Hero Blaze: Three Kingdoms, a mobile game that operates entirely off-chain. Players earn MUDOL stones when playing the game, which can be exchanged for $MUDOL2 tokens on the KlayMeta platform.
Thus, KlayMeta’s gaming platform acts as an all-in-one gaming metaverse that links the mainstream to the blockchain, helping to onboard the masses to web3/bring web3 to the masses.
The company’s game also offers some unique gaming concepts and characters including the ability to fuse NFT avatars to gain more powers and skills.
KlayMeta’s platform allows players to leverage off-chain products without disrupting their gameplay. This enables them to exchange the native game token for off-chain tokens and vice versa.
The game has sought to separate on-chain activities from off-chain events, thus eliminating any chances of gameplay disruption. Activities such as in-game transactions and wallet connections do not interfere with the gameplay.
From a hindsight view, the KlayMeta gaming platform still has a long way to go before reaching its target goal. Based on KlayMeta’s roadmap, the grand launch of the game is scheduled for Q1 in 2023, coupled with an update to its planned exchange set to debut in November.
The company is still adding new features to the game, like summon and fusion, which may take the community some time to understand.
While fusion allows players to generate new NFT characters by combining a base avatar with a sacrifice avatar, summon allows players to call upon an NFT avatar of their liking. Both these activities require players to spend in-game tokens.
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