A few years ago I wrote an article on Gamasutra about the fact that in the closer future, a digital artist will have the chance to sell unique digital art using the blockchain to encrypt the transaction and the authenticity of it. Well, it happens and in an unexpected way!
It is now possible for a digital artist to sell their content on Nifty. The digital collage by the American artist Beeple Mike Winklelmann sold last Thursday “Everyday’s: The First 5,000 Days” become the most expansive NFT. A collectible asset that uses blockchain technology ledger to encrypted the uniqueness of the asset as a unique item in the world.
Remember my post a few weeks ago about how blockchain will influence game design. If not, you must take the time to read it. From their official news release, Animoca brands announced a partnership with formula 1 to create a game based on the Etherrum blockchain network. It is just a matter of time before a major video game company will make the jump to start using blockchain technology.
Imagine that your users can create unique content for your game and get paid for doing that. Some of them, the most talented one can even work full-time for your game and gain enough money to make it their most important year income. It may seem to be irrelevant for some game developers but in fact, we are not far to make it happen and this may have become a general gaming industry trends in the upcoming decade.
I’ve been interested in blockchain technology for a few years already, I spend times to read in order to understand it. As a game designer, I have an idea of how this technology can influence and will influence the way we are designing a game in the future. This future is already here and before going into the subject, here is what blockchain technology is about