When a game’s digital currency becomes an openly traded token, and game objects are fully owned by players as NFTs, a brave new world of game development becomes possible.
The opportunities afforded by this innovation are incredible. What follows is a an exploration into how blockchain technology provides so much potential, and how you can start building a framework for integrating NFT’s into games.
A note before we begin: This is an idealized vision for blockchain technology. There are significant challenges still to be overcome- Scaling and regulatory pressures to name just two.
For the purposes of this article, we are assuming that these issues will be resolved over time- and use this time to understand the technology, its capabilities, and to start building a blockchain strategy for games.
We need to start now, so that when these issues are resolved, we can be ready for the inevitable wave- a wave as revolutionary as the free-to-play innovation that swept game development a decade ago. This will be the blockchain wave.