A blockchain-based puzzle game with a smart contract platform is about to go live.
In fact, the crossword game developer has just launched the platform, allowing anyone to create their own puzzle game and get paid to play it.
“We were able to get a lot of feedback from the community, and we’ve already been working on it for a couple of weeks,” project leader Mark van Dijk told TechCrunch.
“There are a few aspects that we’re aiming to do right, but also a few things that we need to do.”
“It’s just about getting the right technology to go into it, and making sure it’s well tested and easy to use,” he said.
“It will be built on top of a blockchain, and so we’ve got a good working relationship with them.
It’s very straightforward to set up and we’re going to get the code out into the community in a couple weeks.”
The game’s creators have also created an online database that users can use to submit puzzles, and the team hopes to be able to integrate that with their platform.
“Once we’ve built the platform and our puzzles are available for players to submit, we’ll also be able [to] start selling puzzles,” van Dijn said.
For those who are looking for a new puzzle game to play, the developer has an interactive guide on its website that shows how to create your own puzzle and upload it to the blockchain.
“I think the challenge is that a lot people have a very basic understanding of blockchain, but they may not have any idea what it is,” van de Kok said.
There are also a number of other challenges to solving the puzzle game, such as getting the data on a blockchain to match up to the puzzle’s data structure.
The game itself is still in the early stages, but the developers plan to open up the platform for anyone to play in the future.
It will be interesting to see if blockchain-powered puzzle games can be successfully implemented for other games.
“If it can be integrated with a platform, we can then make games on top that use the blockchain,” van dijk said.
Van Dijk has already received some feedback from his audience on the platform’s ease of use, and said the developers have also been receiving feedback from others.
“A lot of people are saying they would love to be involved, and if they can help to get some feedback, we would love it,” he explained.
“They are a really open team and a lot more people are getting involved.”
For now, the team is looking to raise $10,000 through Crowdfunding in order to bring the puzzle puzzle to life.
“People are saying, ‘I don’t know what I should do with this money,'” van de Kolk said.
The puzzle game will be available for free to players in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as on the Ethereum blockchain, according to van de Klos.
“This is really exciting for us, and it’s going to be really exciting to see what people do with it,” van der Klos said.
In a separate interview, van der Kolk also explained that the game will have an interactive learning experience.
Players will be able, for example, to create puzzles, learn their patterns, and share their answers.
The developer is also considering adding a trading platform that will allow players to buy and sell their puzzle pieces, as opposed to just buying them.
“As we get closer to the launch, we’re looking to get as many people playing the game as possible,” van da Kok said, adding that it will be up to players to decide what kind of gameplay they want to have.
“That will be something we have to look at as we build the game, and that’s what we’re really looking at right now.”
The team plans to release a free trial version of the game in the coming weeks.
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