Incentives, rewards, and ownership of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) drives the appeal of blockchain gaming. Gamers are lured by the opportunity to possess unique digital assets that have usefulness beyond the game and in other sectors of the metaverse.
Initial blockchain gaming started in a 2D environment, but there is a growing attraction toward developing genuine 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) in the metaverse.
This evolution is propelled by the demand for 3D games by 84% of game engines in the larger gaming ecosystem. The immersive experience and extreme realism provided by 3D technology in gaming are highly valued in multidimensional metaverses, where users can interact with virtual objects and other avatars.
The Metaverse - A Tokenized Gaming World
The entire gaming world is being tokenized with NFTs in the metaverse. These NFT game assets carry value and can be traded across multiple gaming metaverses.
They also offer utility in the shopping, art, social, and entertainment sectors within the metaverse. Over 90% of NFT traders are gamers, eager to accumulate branded items like Gucci running shoes or wearables to illustrate their style and status in virtual events.
The Sandbox, a decentralized virtual world, perfectly illustrates the integration of major brands like Adidas and Gucci into blockchain gaming.
Gamers in The Sandbox can shop for NFT items from these brands, and they exist alongside other leading intellectual properties like The Smurfs and Care Bears. The convergence of such brands and games in a 3D voxel-based world makes way for a sustainable existence of 3D NFT game assets in the metaverse.
Legends of Elumia
Legends of Elumia serves as an example of an NFT-based MMORPG of the next generation that fully utilizes the benefits of blockchain technology. In the city of Elumia, players can socialize, trade, engage in battles.
Each player has a unique NFT character offering distinct appearances, attributes, and abilities. Players can augment their items, mint their NFTs, and truly own their in-game assets. Legends of Elumia makes use of the Unity engine for its graphics and the Solana blockchain for efficient performance and low transaction costs.
The emergence of blockchain gaming in the metaverse signifies a fundamental shift in the gaming industry. High incentives, rewards, and NFT ownership offered by blockchain games attract gamers.
The incorporation of major brands and the tokenization of the gaming world through NFTs further augments the immersive experience and utility of these virtual assets. We can anticipate more innovative games and opportunities for players to explore and trade their digital assets as the metaverse continues to develop.