Block & Chain Game Studios
December 21, 2018
News @ Block & Chain
Happy Holidays from the Block & Chain Game Team!
Blockfight Update - Special Announcement!
Feature development is complete and we are performing final tests before launching the game. In an effort to provide you our players with a fun and engaging experience, we need to test the game at scale with a large number of users. Over the next several weeks, we are conducting a limited closed beta test with members of our community. We need people to play the game and make sure it’s defect free. We are asking for volunteers to sign up for the test. If you would like a chance to test our launch title and get a sneak peak of the game before anyone else, please sign up on our website here: https://blockandchain.games/support.html. Indicate in the form that you are volunteering for the beta test and we will send you instructions to get started shortly thereafter.
We welcome all current and new community members to join us in this exclusive pre-launch beta test. This is a great opportunity to play the game and contribute to its success!
Game Maker’s Corner
Aya Columbia: Game Designer (on storytelling)
Life’s been wild in the Block and Chain Games cosmos these last few months. So much has been done and so much is left to do! We’ve seen the confidential files of the Blockfight matrix released, revealing dossiers on the monstrous creatures of the world, not to mention some of the adorable racers from Draggin’ Dragons as well! And every one of them has a story to tell.
It makes you think: From the release of Fallout 76 and its complete lack of human NPCs, followed by Tides of Vengeance and its new branching storyline; everyone is finding different ways to tell the stories we’re all excited to read. It just goes to show that we don’t have to choose only one way to enjoy the drama and interact with the game world around us.
Just a little backstory can make a universe feel like home, and leave us wanting to know more. I’ve been enjoying writing the dossiers, there’s nothing more fun than coming up with Bad Guys™! But we’ve got a journey or two coming fast up the track too (pun intended), and it’s been an epic road thus far.
I can’t wait for you to see what’s in store for 2019!
In the News
What’s hot in gaming, on and off the blockchain? Here’s where you find out!
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-12-18-atari-acquires-stake-in-animoca-brands-as-part-of-blockchain-game-deal - Atari has taken its first tentative steps into the murky world of blockchain, following an announcement today that it will partner with Animoca Brands.
B&C: Defunct legend Atari is dusting off its brand to bring some of its cherished titles to the blockchain. While we are sometimes skeptical about jamming the blockchain into existing games, transaction heavy titles like RollerCoaster Tycoon could make for a great fit on the blockchain. We eagerly anticipate the direction this is taking and can’t wait to see more Atari titles resurrected on the chain!
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/21/china-watchdog-flags-video-game-approvals-tencent-shares-jump.html - Tencent Holdings shares jumped by as much as 4.2 percent on Friday after a regulatory official said that some new games have been cleared for sale after a lengthy freeze in approvals.
B&C: We watch the Chinese market very closely for good reason. With 2.5 billion active gamers in the world, nearly a billion of them are in China alone. The region’s “great firewall” has made it difficult for western-based companies to succeed in China. This recent thawing of relations with Tencent, by far and away, China’s largest game maker and distributor, could mark the beginning of an open door policy on entertainment software. Block & Chain are actively speaking to potential partners in the region to make inroads with our platform.
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