On this video, CM Video games’ Paul Flanagan shares his insightful perspective on web3 and its progress so far in gaming. The speak was given on the monitor Web3 Wonders at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki earlier in 2023.
Flanagan kicks off by sharing CM Video games’ journey inside web3, its method to blockchain adoption and the way the collaboration with Legendary Video games happened, and extra.
Whereas beforehand engaged on the extremely well-liked Drag Racing franchise, which later developed into Nitro Nation, the following chapter began when one of many workforce members created textual content based mostly RPG EtheR Quest on Ethereum again in 2018.
Later that 12 months CM Video games created cellular and browser-based autofighting sport Glitch Goons. As Flanagan explains nonetheless, “The issue was we spent a lot time constructing the backend, however we didn’t actually have time to type out the sport. We had all the nice tech, however the sport didn’t actually work.”
Then the crypto winter hit, and identical to for a lot of different sport initiatives, CM Video games’ buyers pulled out.
A few years later Legendary Video games approached the workforce with a request to make a racing sport. Realising that they largely aligned in concepts, the businesses began collaborating. With Mythical as writer and CM Video games because the developer, the third instalment of the Drag Racing collection – mobile-based Nitro Nation World Tour – took kind.
And just like Legendary’s different cellular sport NFL Rivals, the sport merely operates as a free-to-play. Gamers personal their vehicles, however crypto wallets and blockchain interplay is non-obligatory, all of the whereas a lot of the complexity of onboarding is hidden. Whereas blockchain provides worth when it comes to facilitating possession, it’s “not important to do what we’re doing, however in all probability a prerequisite from the angle of belief,” explains Flanagan.
This video is very informative for anybody seeking to achieve extra in-depth information of the considering behind blockchain adoption and its advantages in gaming.
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