SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA / ACCESSWIRE / November 10, 2021 / This year in 2021, the blockchain gaming industry is attracting mainstream attention, setting record after record for the number of active users and in-game sales, multiplying these metrics quarter on quarter. In the foreseeable future, the blockchain gaming sector is promised to eat into the market share of traditional video games. Although blockchain technology and some newly introduced mechanics, like the play-to-earn model, resolve many long-standing issues of the gaming industry and bring more players on-chain, the same technologies fall short in solving issues like scalability and network congestion. Understandably, the gaming community questions whether they offer realistic solutions.
The challenges posed by technology as well as the opportunities they present provide blockchain companies with ample room to grow. The big advantage of having this competitive space is felt by projects which manage to address issues that are relevant to both markets - the traditional and the blockchain gaming industries.
Blockchain Gaming Expansion Held Back by Limitations
In 2021, blockchain games have become one of the driving forces behind the blockchain and crypto industry as a whole. In Q3 alone, in-game NFT collectibles generated $2.32 billion in sales and almost half of all blockchain wallets interacted with a blockchain game. Compared to traditional gaming which is currently valued at $178 billion (and estimated to reach $314.4 billion by 2026), blockchain gaming's track record looks rather lacklustre. That is until we consider the fact that the traditional industry took years to achieve what blockchain gaming has managed in a matter of months. If the same pace of development and adoption keeps going, NFT games have every chance of overtaking traditional games.
The rapid growth of the NFT gaming industry is attributed to several factors:
These games enable users to own in-game items. Characters, weapons and other attributes thus belong to players. not the game. So all the time and money a user spends playing the game is securely retained in the items they own.
A huge paradigm shift came along with the introduction of play-to-earn mechanics. Game developers can create a micro-economy within a game, placing players at its core.
Blockchain technology makes the industry more transparent and restores trust between players and developers. It minimizes the probability of account theft and eliminates fraudulent in-game items.
The scarcity of in-game items and the fact that they are transferable across games makes them more valuable and encourages more purchases.
Blockchain games provide a more immersive player-experience, both in terms of the gameplay and how the game develops. In-game tokens grant users governmenance power and the right to vote in developmental decisions.
But the play-to-earn model alone is not enough to win over the market. To lure in avid gamers, blockchain games need to shift the complexity from their operations to their storylines and work on immersive graphics and high quality content, while keeping a sense of competition and fun.
The main limitations currently obstructing blockchain games from growing in popularity are:
Inferior quality of content and gameplay interaction compared to traditional video games.
High entry point for players who are not familiar with crypto, i.e. no knowledge of creating a wallet or purchasing tokens.
Network congestion and scalability issues that impact the cost of gameplay and make large-scale use of the game impossible.
Restrictions on what devices can be used for playing the game.
New Generation of Blockchain Games
The future of the industry belongs to blockchain games that offer well-thought-out gaming scenarios and ensure high-quality content, rather than relying solely on the value of their in-game collectibles.
SIDUS HEROES is a new Play-to-Earn, NFT and RPG game that is about to compete with AAA-level video games and set new standards in the blockchain gaming market. The game inherits traditional NFT gaming attributes like a DAO community and NFTization of in-game items. SIDUS HEROES also addresses issues that are relevant to the blockchain industry, for instance low content quality and lack of fascinating storylines that keep players gripped.
Lore and Immersive Gameplay
SIDUS HEROES is a multi-player RPG game that transports users to a universe that is inhabited by 12 races, where Heroes that have become one with technology and represent one of the top blockchains. Irreconcilable differences between the races and constant power struggles resulted in an intergalactic war and neverending clashes in the Battle Arena. The Arena is the main ingredient of SIDUS HEROES' fighting mechanics. Players fight solo or form fighting legions to compete with an enemy race or team. Through their fighting, Heroes get to upgrade themselves, earn the trust of other players and if elected, represent their race on the political stage.
Players who prefer to create instead of destroy have plenty of options too for self-realization within the SIDUS community. They can be scientists, farmers, travelers, government ministers and even presidents. The gaming scenarios are not limited to one type of role in society and allows players to explore the universe and find a place for themselves.
The gaming scenarios offered by SIDUS HEROES were developed by a strong team of producers and narrative writers, including a leading science-fiction writer who has participated in the development of over 100 popular video games, namely World of Tanks, Armored Warfare, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., The Uncertain and many others.
A High Quality Game Accessible on Any Device
SIDUS HEROES is the first-ever blockchain game to incorporate WebGL into its technical architecture. This technology is used for rendering interactive 2D and 3D graphics within any compatible web browser. It is compatible with Unreal Engine 5 and supports high-quality 3D art and a high-efficiency engine. The use of WebGL opens the door for a large number of users to access the game, since all they need is a browser and the website URL. Players from anywhere in the world can enjoy SIDUS gaming scenarios and take advantage of the play-to-earn model, no matter what device they own.
The SIDUS team also utilized advanced mathematical algorithms for shaders and wave functions in the construction of three-dimensional models, spaces and animations specifically developed for the game. It provides many ways to achieve character morphing, e.g. dynamically altering body size and proportions, muscle relief, thickness, texture, skin color and even the shape of a Hero's hairstyle. The result is that every Hero in the SIDUS HEROES game is highly customizable.
"SIDUS HEROES is powered by advanced technologies, including blockchain, NFT, advanced mathematical algorithms and WebGL. Our team has been working on our WebGL technology for 3 years to achieve the quality of graphics and characteristic detalization it has. The game will blow players' minds with how far it goes with customization and the room it provides for personal expression and experimentation. Advanced technologies coupled with breathtaking scenarios make SIDUS HEROES a one-of-a-kind NFT game." - Dan Khomenko, CEO of SIDUS HEROES.
More Than an NFT-Based Economic System
SIDUS HEROES is based on the play-to-earn model, which means players are incentivized for playing and progressing through the game with ownership rights over the in-game items they acquire. SIDUS goes one step further and introduces a closed economic system based on a limited emission of resources. The system relies on two types of resources: non-renewable fossils and renewable biological ones. The combination of the two types of resources ensures the sustainable development of an advanced production structure.
The combination of these attributes addresses many of the shortcomings of the traditional and blockchain gaming industries. SIDUS HEROES implements a player-driven economic model that comes with many benefits for the players. It includes features that the gaming community praises NFT games for - DAO communities with user voting power and official marketplaces for in-game items so that exchange of in-game assets are transparent and public.
There's still the problem of entrance barriers but the way to remedy that situation is with wider adoption of crypto and blockchain technology by the masses. SIDUS HEROES tries to ease entry as much as possible by making the game available on any device without the need to download any special apps.
Anyone interested in the game is already able to set foot on SIDUS central station and try themselves out in the Battle Arena. A demo version of SIDUS HEROES is available on sidusheroes.com.
Dan Khomenko, CEO
SOURCE: Sidus Heroes
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