Most people think of blockchain as a new technology that can be applied to currency exchanges, but there are many other ways this technology is being used. Blockchain applications have been popping up in all kinds of industries, from real estate to voting to healthcare.
In the gaming world, more and more games are being built on blockchain technology for added security and transparency. A new game called Splinterlands has taken the gaming world by storm, becoming one of the most played blockchain-based games in less than a year. With more than 1 million players, Splinterlands is already on its way to becoming a household name. Here, are some facts about how Splinterlands became so popular.
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a massive, decentralized PvP (player versus player) virtual world (or MMOG). By utilizing blockchain technology, the game can be accessed by anyone with a good internet connection, allowing them to join in on the action and build their character. Players create a character and choose a faction to align themselves with, which will impact their role within the game world. Splinterlands games can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks and during these battles, players will wage battle with the opposing factions, opposing AI-controlled characters, and real people.
**Why is Splinterlands so popular?
The first reason Splinterlands is popular is that it's free-to-play and completely decentralized. You can play Splinterlands on both iOS and Android, but the only way you can obtain coins is by opening your wallet and purchasing them through either Google Play or the Apple Store. With coins, you can open additional windows in Splinterlands. For example, if you want to see your character's description in the game, you can buy coins so that you can do that. Additionally, you can send coins to other players, and this can be useful to players who want to save coins to purchase items. The coins also come in physical and digital form. You can buy them in real money or in-game currency.
**The game's features
You may be wondering how someone builds a game on a blockchain technology platform that will remain a highly-played game for years to come. In terms of features, Splinterlands is different from other blockchain games in that the platform doesn't give players a lot of freedom to do whatever they want. For example, if someone wanted to get rid of a player, they would have to send a player into another zone and that player would have to defeat 10 monsters in a zone before they could be accepted. So, it's pretty much the same system that any other traditional game has.
Additionally, the game's decentralized nature means that players don't have any direct control over who joins their game.
How blockchain technology helped the game
What makes Splinterlands special is the technology that has been built into it.
"Splinterlands is the world's first blockchain-based role-playing game, utilizing blockchain to build an exciting, social and fully-featured game that uses state-of-the-art gaming technology and enables players to interact with each other and their favorite creators in an engaging digital world," explains Ms. Adya.
It's time to get into the game while it's still early. What do you say;