NFTs have taken the gaming world by storm. Whether through limited edition collectibles, avatar enhancement, or in-game incentivization, digital assets have given new meaning to in-game ownership.
The ways in which NFTs are made available to gamers are becoming more tangible. In the case of Blockxer, the latest blockchain game from Blokhaus Inc, all game components have been converted to NFTs and can be modified by users.
Mark Soares, founder of Blokhaus Inc., told Cointelegraph that when every aspect of the game is an NFT, users can create completely “tailor-made” gaming experiences. In this 8-bit, arcade-inspired game, there’s an NFT everywhere, from the background and characters to weapons, among other things:
“Imagine being able to create your own characters, on your own stage, and being able to give away or sell these mods as an NFT pack to other players.”
NFTs allow users to unlock fully modular, community-driven gaming experiences that they own. Soares compares this customization of an NFT-powered game like Blockxer to ’90s mixtapes, saying it puts the “power of game creation in the hands of the players.”
As Soares explains, Blockxer’s design is quite simplistic, reminiscent of the pixelated arcade games of the 1990s. It highlights cryptomeme culture and includes characters such as a zombie doge.
While the game’s design is simplistic, Soares said that doesn’t mean NFT utilities have to be simple as well. In fact, he said that overly simplistic thinking of NFTs is a problem in the blockchain gaming industry.
“Usually [son] only add-ons, rewards or badges for the games that can be purchased; we believe they can and should be much more”.
This is just the beginning of the integration of NFTs into the game world. Recently, MyMetaverse and Enjin games started implementing NFTs in popular games like Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto 5 servers.
Other gaming giants such as SEGA games have recently shown their interest in blockchain gaming and its features.
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