Web3 game “Undead Blocks”
Web3 game development company Wagyu Games Studio announced on the 28th that it will release a free multiplayer shooting game “Undead Blocks” on Ethereum (ETH) L2 scaling solution ImmutableX.
Play to earn is Undead.
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— Undead Blocks (@UndeadBlocks) February 24, 2023
In “Undead Blocks”, players collect various randomly generated items and rewards while shooting zombies. It is a “Play to Earn” game that you can play and earn, and each weapon is provided in the form of NFT (non-fungible token).
By playing with friends and other players you meet in-game, and by participating in tournaments, players can earn unique tokens “ZBUX” to obtain rare weapons and character equipment. .
ZBUX is traded on the decentralized exchange Uniswap and can be traded with various crypto assets (virtual currencies), including Ethereum (ETH) and ImmutableX’s IMX token.
Also, by acquiring and staking the UNDEAD token, which is a governance token, you can get rewards such as ZBUX tokens and NFTs that represent special weapons. Players have full digital ownership of these items and can freely transfer, exchange, and trade them at any time.
What is staking
By owning a specific virtual currency, you contribute to the management of the blockchain network of that currency and receive rewards in return. Strictly speaking, it is necessary not only to hold virtual currency, but also to deposit it on the network.
Undead Blocks is still in open beta, but has already held a tournament event in 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with prizes totaling over 20 million yen ($150,000). Attracted more than 7,500 participants.
Similar events will follow in St. Louis, Chicago, Houston and Dallas. According to Wagyu Games Studio, more than 100,000 people played in the fourth quarter of 2022 (October-December).
“Players who are unfamiliar with Web3 can also become familiar with it.”
Wagyu Games Studio is a Web3 game development company founded by former Goldman Sachs analyst Grant Hasley.
Hasselly said that with Undead Blocks, the goal was to create a game that anyone with an interest in the zombie world would want to play.
Hasley says that currently Web3 games are not yet very popular because the games themselves are not very interesting, they do not have a sustainable token economy, and the mechanics are sometimes too difficult for ordinary users. Opined. He suggested that he created Undead Blocks to solve this problem.
The reason behind the release of Ethereum’s L2 scaling solution ImmutableX was also to improve user convenience. Wagyu Games Studio explains:
By leveraging ImmutableX, we are able to provide Undead Blocks players with an immersive experience that can be enjoyed by anyone, whether familiar with the web or not.
For example, users do not need to set up a separate digital wallet, just register with their email address and immediately play the game for free.
He also cited the fact that there are no fees to generate NFTs and that all transactions are cheap and fast.
ImmutableX is an Ethereum L2 chain that can process 9,000 transactions per second with no transaction fees. As “Layer 2 dedicated to NFT”, it is compatible with the NFT card game “Gods Unchained”.
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What is layer 2
A “second layer” blockchain. Writing all transaction histories to the main chain increases the load, slowing down processing speeds and increasing network fees. Therefore, by writing part of the transaction history in the off-chain or side-chain, it is possible to reduce the load on the main chain and improve the processing speed.