Remember waking up in the weekend and getting out of bed fast, just to enjoy some quick breakfast (because your mum says so ; ), but you can’t wait to get behind your computerscreen to enjoy playing your favourite game all day? Doesn’t that remind you of the good old days? Who doesn’t remember playing all those interesting games at the computer. Oh, how we sometimes wish we could go and travel back in time. Well, now we might be able to… sort of.
For me it all started with the good old Commodore. I remember the game Boulder Dash as one of the first I’ve ever played, but I might be mistaken there. It’s already some time ago. I also remember it took quite a while to load any game. You had to put in a tape, yes, I’m talking about a genuine cassette tape here! You had to load the program into the computer and then you waited, and waited, and waited some more… and the rest… was history.
A new game started and I was completely hooked. Of course a lot followed… and game development became one of the biggest markets in the world. Back then I couldn’t have imagined that playing games in front of the computer all day long could earn a real living in the future, but yet there are already lots of professional gamers on this planet. I wish I had known that back then. It would have saved me a lot of wasted time at those boring schools. 😉
The same kind of nostalgic feeling also accompanied me the last couple of years while I was surfing through the world of blockchain developments. All of a sudden the internet was new again. I discovered applications on the Ethereum blockchain for instance. I bought a few Cryptokitties, and I was amazed by all the rapid improvements that are being made in the space. And now there is a new development, and it’s called K64!
The name K64 comes from a combination of the Komodo blockchain-platform, and Commodore 64 of course. This new team will try to bring back that same old feeling of the good old days, but this time accompanied by the completely new development of blockchain- and crypto-currency.
Komodo’s ‘Proof of Gameplay’ will make sure nobody will be able to cheat. This time you can really show to all other players, and the world around you, that you’ve just set a new high-score, or reached a certain level, or won a final match from a friend. The beautiful thing is, you will be able to keep all the in-game-items that you’ve earned because of that. Non-fungible assets will be there for you to pick up along the way and to keep. Nobody will be able to touch it, or steal it from you (unless you want too of course, or put it up for stake in a fight ; ) and because of that you can also sell your accomplishments on a market place. This is just to give you a slight idea about how blockchain is improving the gaming industry. The space is full of rapid developments. It will also enable a lot of possibilities for game developers to play with. I’m really curious to discover what those will be.
Come and join me…
Coming Saturday K64 will organise their first event at the Fokker Terminal — The Hague. The expo will feature titles like Waffenkern, Ultra Fighter, Starbase Scorpion, Deep Sea Bombers, and other blockchain games to bring back that arcade feeling to players. Audiences can also expect inspiring talks from blockchain industry experts I’ve heard, and there will be some cool give-aways. More details at expo.komodore64.com or get your free tickets here!
Of course I’ve signed up for this. It starts at 11.00 in the morning, and I am looking forward to discover what the future of (crypto) gaming will bring us. Hope to see you all there! 🙂
Just as a teaser, here’s a cool podcast from another cool old-school platform, Atari. To already get into the interesting world of blockchain gaming a bit. Lots more stuff to come… see you this weekend!
“Back in the day you had to pay to play. Now it’s free to play, but down the road you’ll be paid to play.”
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