New Online Shooter on Blockchain Lets Players Monetize Their Gaming Skills
In a new online shooter WAR FIELD, players win cryptocurrency by playing the game, thanks to an integrated blockchain. It will allow making video-gaming profitable for participants, WAR FIELD developers claim. The alpha version of the game is available for PC. The WAR FIELD team will begin the token sale of its GOLDER (GLDR) token on 28 June, offering an initial discount.
WAR FIELD is a first-person online shooter similar to the “Counter Strike” series.
Andrius Mironovskis, Founder and CEO of WAR FIELD, says:
We are starting with a shooter because these games command the largest market share in the industry.
As the project’s team claims, the global video-gaming market cap hit more than $116 billion in 2017, with 10-12 percent annual growth.
A new player starts WAR FIELD with a knife and a pistol and can buy additional equipment if wanted. All games are played on Battlegrounds, with one battleground map – a bulk carrier – currently available and more coming soon.
The “fully functional” alpha-version of the game is already available for PC. WAR FIELD utilizes the Unity game engine to become multi-platform. The Xbox and PlayStation versions, along with a mobile version will be added in 2019, according to the project’s Road Map.
The main concept of WAR FIELD is leveraging blockchain to drive the in-game economy. WAR FIELD uses GOLDER (GLDR) tokens that are based on the Ethereum blockchain.
Our goal is no less than to create a global blockchain-driven gaming economy that lets video gamers fully monetise their skills.
Every player “stakes” a certain amount of GLDR and can win GLDR tokens from opponents for achievements such as “killing” or “injuring” an opponent. Every “hit” from a bullet or other weapon causes “injury” to a player’s character and a certain amount of GLDR is transferred to the user who has caused the “injury”. Additional protective gear can reduce the amount of “injury”.
Andrius Mironovskis says:
What could be better than getting paid to play video games? It’s been a gamer’s dream. Here at WAR FIELD, we are making it a reality for everyone – whether expert or casual player – thanks to blockchain technology and a great online game, with more games to come.
Players may use their tokens in the WAR FIELD Marketplace to purchase useful items: weapons, armor, medical kits, apparel or styling enhancements. Users will also have to pay tokens as a fee to enter special events, including tournaments and other competitions. All in-game transactions shall be recorded on the game’s internal blockchain, which does not require mining and makes transaction costs “close to zero”.
Cheaters are not welcome. As stated in the White Paper, every game is recorded and monitored. To prevent fraud, a system automatically flags unauthorized alterations and actions for review. If the team determines cheating has occurred, the responsible player will lose their GLDR and be banned. Any rewards received on that basis will be refunded from the account.
The WAR FIELD team includes not only expert developers, but also “industry veteran” advisors like Adalberto Bruno (Electronic Arts), Tom Frisina (Bally Technologies, Electronic Arts, Imagination Park Entertainment, thatgamecompany), Dylan Sharkey (LinkedIn), Scott Shirley (professional gamer: HALO and Call of Duty), and Benjamin Turshana (Electronic Arts, IGN, GameSpy).
WAR FIELD’s scheduled Token Sale Event (TSE) is starting from 28 June. “Substantial” discount of up to 60 percent is offered at the stage of pre-sale. A discount rate will decrease as the sale progresses, with the goal of making 100 GOLDER worth no less than $1 by the end of the sale on November 15. Once the TSE ends, GOLDER will be unlocked and fully tradeable. They can be withdrawn from the game into any ERC-20 compliant wallet with no maximum limits and then traded freely on cryptocurrency exchanges.
Images courtesy of WAR FIELD