Gaming is one of the most well known use cases for blockchain technology at the moment, and that’s because it offers a number of benefits and is always growing.
For starters, by using blockchain the entire concept of in-game assets is reborn. No longer are assets tied to just one game, they are usable throughout the whole blockchain ecosystem that they are built on. This concept is true for other in-game characteristics such as player profiles, which can be transferred from one game to the next as they are stored on the blockchain, not in the game.
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of blockchain is the community aspect, where a decentralized group of individuals can contribute to make something better. Blockchain games can be built so they are decentralized, which allows the community to tailor the game towards what they want, rather than what a centralized gaming studio wants.
If you’re like us and you love the sound of blockchain games, here’s a new one you might be interested in: Chain of Alliance.
Chain of Alliance
Chain of Alliance is a new game based on Chromia. It’s an autobattler game that runs 100% on the Chromia blockchain and it’s coming out soon.
The Chain of Alliance team were looking for a blockchain that could support games with on chain logic at scale. The Chromia team was confident that their platform could handle it. This pioneering game is the result. Chain of Alliance expects that one side-chain on the Chromia platform can support 667 games and 5336 usersSource: Chromia blog
It’s a multiplayer auto-battler strategy game that supports up to eight players. Here’s how it works:
Each round you are put up against a new opponent and you have just one task: win the battle. You’ll have the choice of six different characters and you must place your best team on the game field. The idea is to strategize your battlers so you are able to beat your opponent. Once the field is set by both players, battle commences. The game takes over and you watch in glory (or shame) as the battle concludes and declares a victor.
The game will be free to play and the intention is to avoid having items in the game that are ‘pay-to-win’ items. However, the game will include collectible cosmetic accessories, the purchases of which will be used to fund Chroma Studio development. There are also plans to distribute tokens during free games to increase the user base and give everyone a chance to get some free tokens.
There has already been a successful alpha version which was launched in January 2020 with just one node running in the cloud. You can play the game here now. Once the team is satisfied, the full version will launch, which is when the real magic of blockchain begins.
If you’ve ever played a game seriously before you’ve probably encountered balancing issues. It’s true that balance can make or break a game. If something is too overpowered the skill gap is severely reduced and it eventually ruins the game for everyone.
The dream scenario for a centralized game is to have a development team that’s completely in-tune with the community, ready to make balancing decisions whenever they are called upon. However, the reality is that it can’t really work like that. That’s why we need decentralization, so we don’t need the developers to listen to us. We do it ourselves.
That’s why Chain of Alliance is so interesting, because there is decentralized governance. Once the full game has been released the community will be able to create and vote on proposals to balance the game. Proposals will only pass if a majority (51%+) agrees with the change. The predicted result of this system is that the balance will become fine-tuned by the dedicated player base that knows the game best.
Chromia is a relational blockchain that aims to offer a technical solution to mainstream applications that range from online games to enterprises. Besides Chain of Alliance, Chromia also has a few other projects on their blockchain that you might be interested in: Chromunity, Mines of Dalarnia and Green Assets Wallet.
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