New hardware Roblox competitor with NFTs on Epic Games Store? Discover Blankos Block Party
Following the launch of Royal Bat GRIT, Epic Game Store’s first NFT game, the successful gaming platform is at it again by announcing its second game featuring irreplaceable tokens. Blankos Block Party, an NFT game that looks like Roblox with web3 sauce, is about to launch on the Epic Games Store.
Blankos Block Party, a new NFT game on the Epic Games store
Epic games has announced the launch of its second NFT game on the platform: Blankos Block Party
The game is an open world MMO similar to Roblox or Little Big Planet. In this dynamic 3D game, you have the opportunity to build your own levels and discover other players’ mini-games to face your friends. The level editor should be intuitive so that creators can easily create their own minigames, without coding.
A big difference with Roblox, besides the aesthetics, is that the game integrates the blockchain to collect avatar skins or NFT cosmetics of different rarities.
Thanks to this technology, you are the sole owner of consumables, unlike Fortnite and other games where the platform is the sole owner. Therefore, if the game or platform closes down, you can say goodbye to your skins… In short, on Blankos, the “EOSIO” blockchain allows you to store and exchange your consumables outside of the game or even resell them to other players on a multitude of NFT marketplaces.
However, if you don’t want to spend your money on buying skins, keep in mind that the game includes a P2E “play-to-earn” system (play to win). The goal of this game mechanic is to reward players with cosmetics in NFT.
So the promise has been kept that if you’re pretty good at the game, you can easily earn crypto, and thus money, by reselling your skins.
For now, the game is available in Early Access on PC and MAC via the game’s website.
Indeed, Blankos Block Party did not wait until it was available in Epic Games Stores to become a huge success as Mythical games, the publisher of the game, claims to have recorded more than a million players in total before this date.
Mythical Games: the emergence of a new web3 game studio
The new market for this type of blockchain-based games sheds light on new video game studios.
Mythical games is one of the new pioneers in the industry. The studio supports renowned brands and developers in creating games around the blockchain. The publisher collected 142 million euros from prestigious investors such as Michael Jordan or the investment branch of the NFL. In addition to Blankos Block Party, Mythical Games is currently working on NFL Rivals, an NFT game exclusive to the NFL.
Although a pioneer in the blockchain video game market, after this long-term partnership with Epic Games, Mythical Games is not the only platform offering its innovative games…
Epic Games, an NFT-friendly platform
Tim Sweeney’s platform is not his first attempt, as a few weeks ago the Epic Games Store hosted his first game including NFTs: Battle Royale GRIT from the publisher GALA Games.
A golden opportunity for these new studios, which offer visibility to around 194 million users through the Epic Games Store.
This first step in web3 games is surprising since the head of Epic Games was suspicious of NFTs a few months earlier.
John Linden, founder of Mythic Games, explains that the platform remains as cautious as ever. To support his claim, he claims to have been working and negotiating with Epic Games for several months.
“Epic Games kind of went back and forth with some skepticism and all that, and rightfully so. says John Linden, founder of mythic games.
Reassuring news for players, allowing us to imagine that Epic Games studies every request in pull and pull and integrates this type of game when the gameplay promises.