Prepare Your Brains: CryptoZombies Season 2 Is Coming!
You’ve waited patiently for forever… and it’s finally coming!
CryptoZombies Season 2 is coming to upgrade your blockchain-app-developing, Solidity-slaying dev skills to the next level.
For those of you who are new here…
Let’s take a brief stroll through history.
On December 13th, 2017, we released CryptoZombies — an interactive code school that teaches users to write Ethereum DApps through building their own crypto-collectables game.
Since then, it’s been translated into 9 languages and gone on to become one of the most popular resources for learning Ethereum development around the world — with almost 300,000 students at the time of this writing.
That’s a lot of people learning to build Ethereum DApps! 😮
And multiple times now we’ve had blockchain developers working for major companies approach us at conferences and meetups just to tell us that they learned blockchain development through CryptoZombies — and have it to thank for getting their current job. Which always makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside 😉
Read more about why you should learn to build blockchain apps.
You see, before CryptoZombies, there was a perception that building blockchain apps was hard — and that it was a specialty reserved for only the most elite of developers.
But CryptoZombies broke it down step by step and showed that ANYONE can learn to build on the blockchain — one of Matt’s developer friends even sent a photo of his 8 year-old son enthusiastically going through the course as his very first introduction to programming!
With CryptoZombies, we made it easy to learn to build blockchain apps… And with CryptoZombies Course 2, we’re making it EVEN EASIER.
As I recently talked about in Games Will Be the Catalyst for Blockchain Mass Adoption, one of our main focuses at Loom Network is overcoming UX challenges to make blockchain applications easy to use.
But it goes beyond that — we also want to make blockchain applications easy to BUILD, for developers.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — if no developers are building apps on your blockchain, you’re building a ghost town.
We want to make sure Loom sidechains and Ethereum are chock-full of super fun games and DApps that lots of users want to play. And the best way to do that is to provide the best tools and resources for developers to easily build these DApps.
And that’s where CryptoZombies fits in — we want to give YOU, the developers, the tools and tutorials you need to make building your next killer DApp as easy as possible.
So what’s coming in Season 2?
We’re still planning out the exact course path — and in fact we’re looking for your input to tell us exactly what topics you want to see covered most.
You can help us make sure we tailor the course to your needs by filling out this short questionnaire and letting us know: What is your single greatest challenge in building blockchain applications?
But here are some of the awesome topics we have planned so far:
1. Sidechain deployment
Learn how simple it is to deploy your DApps to Loom sidechains. Complete with free developer access to our PlasmaChain testnet.
2. Practical Plasma
Been hearing all this hype about Plasma, but not sure how it works?
Learn step by step how to use Plasma to enable the use of Ethereum-based tokens within your sidechain DApps — all while guaranteeing the security of Ethereum mainnet.
Scalability does NOT mean you have to sacrifice security.
3. Gaming: How to build game mods and custom game engines for blockchain games
One of the coolest benefits (and in my opinion, greatest unrealized potentials) of blockchain games is moddability.
The game can be programmed in such a way that the game engine, game modes, or game worlds are swappable components — opening up the game’s server-side logic itself to be moddable and expandable by its community.
The possibilities are practically limitless, and we think these community-expandable game worlds will be one of the first killer uses of blockchain technology.
So we plan on having a dedicated series of CryptoZombies lessons showing how to make these game mods that build and expand upon other developers’ blockchain games — starting with our very own Zombie Battleground 😉
4. Multi-fungible tokens and ERC721x
We recently released ERC721x, a backward-compatible extension of the original ERC721 that adds additional functionality necessary for in-game items like playing cards.
We plan to have a lesson showing developers how to incorporate ERC721x multi-fungible items into their games.
And more… What else do you want to see?
With CryptoZombies, we try to take complex topics in blockchain development and break them down to be simple to understand — walking you through step by step from start to finish with your first implementation.
What other topics do you want to see covered?
A blockchain revolution is coming. Are you ready to be a part of it?
We’re on the brink of something massive. The Cambrian explosion of blockchain games and applications is coming.
There’s never been a better time to learn blockchain development than now — those who take the time to learn blockchain development now will be in a perfect position to reap the benefits when the masses rush in.
So if you’re a CryptoZombies alumni who’s been waiting for the next course — you’ll be hearing from us in the near future with more content. In the meantime, head over to CryptoZombies.io for a refresher.
And if you haven’t finished the course yet — what are you waiting for?
Loom Network is a platform for building highly scalable DPoS sidechains to Ethereum, with a focus on large-scale games and social apps.
Want more info? Start here.
Fan of blockchain gaming? Check out Zombie Battleground, the world’s first PC & mobile card game that runs fully on its own blockchain.
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