The dream held by many players of carving out a career of playing PC games appears to come closer with a new title.
Tricky Fast Studios, a North American video game development company and Chimaera, a leading blockchain technology firm based in Malta, today announced they have partnered to develop Treat Fighter, a next generation blockchain video game for Windows based PCs.
Taking one step back in this ever-changing world of PC gaming, ‘Blockchain’ is an algorithm and distributed data structure for managing electronic cash without a central administrator among people who know nothing about one another. Originally designed for the crypto-currency Bitcoin, the blockchain architecture has found its way into gaming.
In the gaming world, owning virtual objects generally classified as cryptocollectibles gives players to opportunity to earn in-game items with the potential to appreciate in value as with cryptocurrencies. Game developers feel this provides an incentive for users to become interested in the game as a means of getting their hands on what could turn out to be valuable digital assets.
Treat Fighter will slug its way into a quickly growing genre.
“We’re designing Treat Fighter to be a really fun blockchain game that will keep players coming back again and again,” said Mike Handverger, President of Tricky Fast Studios. “Whether they’re collecting candy and recipes, creating or trading fighters, battling opponents, or just managing their rosters, players will have plenty to do to keep them engaged every day.”
Set in the post-apocalyptic fantasy world of Canedoom, the game lets players compete to cook up the greatest collection of Treat Fighters in all the land. Players take on the personas of mighty wizard Overlords who can collect resources by sending their Treats off on expeditions or earn rewards and glory by sending teams of Treats to the Coliseum to compete in the Treat Fighter Tournaments.
On the tech side, Treat Fighter’s unique design allows it to run 100% on the blockchain, entirely without servers, no matter how many players are playing the game. No servers means no downtime and uninterrupted gaming for players all over the world.
“We’re pleased to be working with Trickyfast on Treat Fighter. The game looks spectacular, and we’re really excited about this release,” said Andrew Colosimo, founder of Chimaera.
Everything in Treat Fighter is built on and verified by the blockchain which allows it to deliver an authentic play-to-earn model. So, with some skill and dedication, players can gather scarce resources and sell them. Plus, players have 100% ownership of their game accounts and assets with everything being tracked and verified via always-on, fraud-proof blockchain technologies.
Treat Fighter is expected to be available later this year for Windows based PCs.