2021 saw the rise of blockchain gaming from complete obscurity into the public consciousness. However, it has a long way to go before blockchain gaming is simply, “gaming”. In this episode of the podcast, John and I discuss what blockchain gaming is doing right, wrong, and where the space needs to go from here.
Token Gamer and NFT Insider have decided to combine forces to launch a WAX-centric, weekly podcast, WAX Lyrical. John Nichols of NFT Insider and I will discuss a new topic every week, as well as feature special guests in the near future. If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover, make sure you let us know through the Token Gamer Discord or Twitter, or the NFT Insider Discord or Twitter.
In last week’s episode, we unpacked our individual motivations for believing in NFTs and why we work in the industry. This week, we talk more about our passion.
Episode 12: Where Does Blockchain Gaming Go From Here?
My love for blockchain gaming is obvious, well-documented, and long-standing at this point. However, John is also a devout follower of our sub-industry, easily playing as many blockchain games as I do, and streaming many of them on his Twitch channel. So, it goes without saying, we both have a lot to say on the subject.
As 2021 was unfolding, I was beside myself. It had taken years of almost radio silence before blockchain gaming began to take off, so once it did, I couldn’t be happier. But, as so often happens in life, the longer I have to think about it, the more I want further progression. I write and say “use-case” a lot when I discuss many blockchain games, and even the simple DeFi-style games are certainly that, but I want more from new projects.
Needless to say, the game I reviewed just this week and that John and I revere, Skyweaver, gets a lot of air time on this episode as it acts as the perfect pacesetter for future projects. We, the players, must demand more from blockchain gaming and push for the integration of Play-to-Earn (P2E) as a mechanic rather than the core of the game.
Where do you think blockchain gaming will go from here? Join the #podcast-chat channel in our Discord and give us your answer.
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