Block & Chain Game Studios
August 31, 2018
As summer comes to an end, the season finds us hard at work on our launch titles (and several others which will be mentioned at a later date). With the launch of our website last week, we have also kicked off our marketing efforts for Block and Chain studios. This includes blog and social media posts, videos on our Youtube channel and press releases for our game launches. Even more importantly, we’re working on a handful of partnerships with crypto gaming sites to become preferred partners. This means you will see our games featured prominently on these popular blockchain websites! More specifics to come soon.
News @ Block & Chain
Todd is putting the finishing touches on Block Fight this sprint and we are building the smart contracts needed to sync currency flows with the Halo Platform. This week’s update includes a new Player Profile screen with useful player stats, player risk rating and favorite fighter.
We are also pleased to share the Block Fight trailer video with you. This video is featured on our Block Fight web page and provides an exciting snapshot into the game. Take a moment, kick back and have a look!
Game Maker’s Corner
By Nelson Hernandez: Game Artist
I’m Nelson and I’m one of the Artists for Block and Chain Game Studios. I’m part of a team that’s designing some amazing stuff! I’m a digital artist, which means I create almost all my art on a computer. I use Adobe Photoshop and work on a Wacom Cintiq. I don’t need much else besides some art direction (a description of a design need) and some inspiration.
So what inspires? Well, just about anything awesome I come across from comic books to film to other amazing art that’s out there. As an artist, I keep my eyes open to different styles in game design and animation. I love how vast the art landscape is for gaming: you can create a game with a hyper-realistic style or build a beautifully intricate puzzle game.
I want to create cool stuff to wow our players as well as my friends and studio mates. It might sound cliche, but I work with some amazingly talented people (and they’re so nice!). They inspire me too! I’ve worked with a lot of them before and know that they set the quality bar pretty high. Creating game art for a living is a dream. It’s hard, but fun! I look forward to our players finally seeing what we’ve created!
In the News
What’s hot in gaming, on and off the blockchain? Here’s where you find out!
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/cryptokitties-is-bringing-the-blockchain-to-life-using-art-and-cats-1027498231 - On September 1, CryptoKitties, in partnership with Meural, will unveil an art exhibit at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. The exhibit, "Bringing Blockchain to Life," will showcase the inner workings of blockchain technology in real-time. Adorable digital cats are expected to be a dominant feature in the work.
B&C: I remember when video game art started to hit the mainstream art world. A lot of people thought it was a joke and an insult to the art world. Now it’s not uncommon to find video game art in a gallery. It stands to reason blockchain game art is not too far behind. Maybe someday soon, we’ll see some of our Draggin’ Dragons in a gallery.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/324931/The_IMGA_launches_its_first_Blockchain_Games_Competition_and_Summit.php - The International Mobile Gaming Awards, founded in 2004, and today the largest mobile games competition in the world, with Conferences and Awards Ceremonies in Nanjing, China, Manila, Philippines, Amman, Jordan, Helsinki, Finland, and San Francisco, United States, announced today the launch of a dedicated campaign for a Blockchain competition.
B&C: The mainstream gaming world is quickly beginning to recognize the legitimacy of blockchain games. It wasn’t long ago when social media games and then mobile games were seen as a passing fad. These quickly became a bona fide genre unto themselves and it’s only a matter of time before blockchain games are recognized in the same way.
https://neonewstoday.com/general/neo-game-competition-announces-strategic-cooperation-with-mobile-game-development-platform-cocos/ - The NEO Blockchain Game Development Competition, hosted by NewEconoLabs (NEL) with support from NEO Global Development, has announced a strategic cooperation with Cocos to build the BlaCat game platform and developer ecosystem.
B&C: While Cocos may not be as popular as Unity or Unreal, it is a legitimate game engine with a considerable user base. Once again, the mainstream is making efforts to bring blockchain gaming into the fold.
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