One of the leading gaming blockchains, WAX, has announced the launch of the official WAX SDK for the game development engine, Unity, with Cloud Wallet integration included!
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Those in the WAX space will have been aware that a Unity SDK for WAX has been in the works for some time. There were some non-tech-related issues (if you know, you know), but finally, it’s available for developers to use.
For the uninitiated, an SDK is a Software Development Kit, typically a collection of tools used to take some of the manual labor out of creating a product, which in this case, is games. A Unity SDK will plugin to Unity and allow users to easily complete work that would have otherwise been difficult and require developers to interact with — as well as build — APIs and code functions from scratch.
WAX Launches SDK for Unity with Cloud Wallet (WCW) Integration
WAX is a blockchain that was created with gaming in mind and has continued on that path. A report last month showed that WAX and Polygon are dominant in Web3 gaming in terms of UAWs (Unique Active Wallets) and on-chain activity. However, creating games on the WAX blockchain has been a difficult affair in some respects as there was a lack of an SDK for Unity. Now, the heavy lifting of WAX integration has been removed.
Liquiid has launched the Unity3D SDK plugin suite for WAX which enables developers to focus purely on their game. Using this SDK, developers can enable digital asset ownership (NFTs) and wallet transactions securely and easily. The primary benefit of this SDK is its ability to allow developers to implement WAX’s Cloud Wallet into their games. The WCW is a staple of the ecosystem and a superb way of both holding and managing your NFTs, tokens, and accessing many dapps. As the WCW is on WAX, there are no fees (transaction or otherwise), it is green, and it is fast.
WAX held a recent space discussing the SDK which is well worth a listen.
— WAX Blockchain – WAXP (@WAX_io) May 10, 2023
Why This Is an Important Moment for WAX
WAX as a Web3 gaming ecosystem has a technical pedigree few can match, but it could certainly do with attracting more game developers. Onboarding into Web3 is difficult enough as it is, so if a studio is looking at integrating blockchain technology into their game, they will likely follow the path of least resistance. That is, they will opt for a chain that makes blockchain integration as easy as possible. That’s what this SDK does: it drastically reduces friction.
Unreal Engine gets much of the plaudits in gaming partly because of the no-code functionality, but primarily because of the graphical fidelity. However, Unity is not to be sniffed at. Unity is the engine behind titles such as Subnautica, Rust, Hearthstone, Pokemon GO, Kerbal Space Program, Ori and the Blind Forest, Genshin Impact, and many more. Unity is one of the pillars of gaming and as more and more developers move into the Web3 space, it is essential that gaming blockchains, such as WAX, make joining this fantastic ecosystem an attractive and easy prospect.