In an interesting turn of events, the creator of the famous Facebook game FarmVille, Eric Schiermeye has forayed into the blockchain gaming space. He has started a new venture named Blockchain Game Partners, under which he is creating a blockchain-based gaming platform named Gala Network.
The games on this platform will be powered by non-fungible tokens and players will have full ownership.
Talking about this, Schiermeye commented:
“Just like networked games and social games, I believe that blockchain games are the next evolution in gaming. I think nobody will play a game that consumes an immense amount of time and money, especially if they have good alternatives that allow the player to retain ownership of their time and money.”
Schiermeyer is of the opinion that blockchain has the capability to transfer the ownership of wealth from entertainment companies to actual individuals.
He went on to say, “Unlike any other experience I’ve ever seen, when you spend money here, you actually get something, that you can keep, and maybe even give away or give some to somebody else. That is not possible in traditional free-to-play games now. And people just accept that we believe that by giving the players real value that the entire ecosystem will grow immensely. This is a tectonic shift that’s about to happen.”
As of now, as many as 15 developers are working to build the Gala Network. The first game to be launched on the platform is Townstar. Blockchain Game Partners is developing this game in collaboration with Sandbox Games.