Fortnite Creator's Epic Games Store Launches First NFT Game. Picture Courtesy: Blankos

Fortnite Creator's Epic Games Store Launches First NFT Game. Picture Courtesy: Blankos

Fortnite Creator Epic Games Store Launches First NFT Game

Newsroom Sep 17, 2022

Mythical Games’ Blankos Block Party, which the studio claims have more than a million players, is now available on the Epic Games marketplace.

Overview:

  • The first NFT-powered game to go live on the Epic Games Store is the web3 game Blankos Block Party.
  • The game by Mythical Games went into open beta in 2020 and had its launcher.
  • According to the firm, over a million people have played it.

Today saw the introduction of Blankos Block Party on the Epic Games Store, the first Web3 game to be offered on the well-known PC gaming store. Blankos Block Party is an online creativity game powered by NFT.

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The game from Mythical Games had previously been made accessible on its website after going into open beta in December 2020. As of June of this year, Blankos has collected more than one million players overall.

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Fortnite Creators. Picture Courtesy: Fortnite

Although it was uncertain if the free-to-play game would be the first of its kind to enter the market, the company revealed intentions to release it on the Epic Games Store this year in June. Grit, a Western-themed shooter by Gala Games, was supposed to be the first Web3 title for the system, but it hasn't yet been made accessible. Blankos Block Party, motivated by designer/vinyl toy culture, enables users to interact and play in a vibrant online setting. In the game, NFTs symbolise distinctive products like avatar styles and accessories that can be purchased and sold via the game's marketplace.

Since its release, the game has enlisted several corporate and artist partners for limited-edition releases, including Deadmau5, Burberry, and Atari. NFT ownership is not necessary to participate in the game, however. A blockchain currency, an NFT, represents ownership of various things, including in-game items like characters, weapons, and virtual real estate. The Epic Games Store has adopted a different strategy for Web3 gaming than its main competition, Valve's Steam marketplace, which is projected to have more than 194 million players by the end of 2021. Since last autumn, Valve has prohibited the publication of games on Steam that use NFTs or cryptocurrencies.

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Tim Sweeney, the founder and CEO of Epic Games, responded by tweeting that while the company itself didn't intend to use NFTs or Web3 technology, it would permit other creators to do so as long as they adhered to legal requirements and market norms. Epic Games is the publisher of the popular game Fortnite. He tweeted, "Epic Games Store would welcome games that use blockchain technology providing they comply with applicable laws, disclose their conditions, and are rated appropriately for their intended audience." Even though Epic doesn't use cryptocurrency in its games, it welcomes innovation in finance and technology.

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The version of Blankos Block Party that went live on the Epic Games Store today is identical to the one that can be played via the game's official website in terms of functionality. Both games are now in what is referred to as an "early access" stage; the entire game will debut across platforms on September 28, along with new features. The Mythical Platform of the studio, which is based on the EOS.IO blockchain technology and features a bridge to the dominant NFT network Ethereum, is where Blankos Block Party is housed. The licenced NFL Rivals video game is only one of the several titles that Mythical is currently working on. Last November, the company received $150 million at a $1.25 billion value.

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Manish Gupta

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