Train2Game News Ready Player One a reality?

A group of talented gaming industry veterans with over a century of combined experience working at leading publishers such as Nintendo, Microsoft and Electronic Arts have teamed up to form 8 Circuit Studios, a video game developer focused on utilizing blockchain technology to redefine the rules that govern digital interactive entertainment content. 8 Circuit Studios’ mission is to develop a new ecosystem for gaming that allows all participants — gamers, developers and publishers — to collaborate and work together seamlessly, with each group reaping the benefits.

By harnessing the potential of blockchains and cryptocurrency, 8 Circuit Studios believes that the Metaverse – a digital universe envisioned by authors William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and featured in Ready Player One, TRON and The Matrix – is closer to reality than we may think. In the Metaverse, visitors can traverse different virtual environments, maintaining an illusion of reality throughout – with a consistent, yet privacy-protected avatar, carrying with them the various objects that maintain usefulness and utility within (yet also specific to) each reality.

“At 8 Circuit Studios, we believe that games are portals to new worlds and experiences,” said James Mayo, Navigator and President of 8 Circuit Studios. “By leveraging the power of blockchains and cryptocurrency, game developers finally have the last piece necessary to build a functional Metaverse. Step one is making blockchains easy and fun to use, while the second step is showing people they can actually own their digital stuff in a completely new way. With blockchains, players never have to ask for permission from an authority to give, trade or even sell their digital assets.”

By using the Ethereum blockchain, 8 Circuit Studios is able to create, attribute and safeguard digital assets — based on Smart Game Objects — that you can own and store, along with your cryptocurrency, in a virtual wallet. By developing Smart Game Objects, 8 Circuit Studios is building the foundation for eliminating the barriers between game worlds, while also creating a platform to make entry easy for both gamers and developers. Players will experience the opportunity to truly own their Smart Game Objects, while game developers and publishers will find new, exciting and profitable methods to develop even more highly immersive games.

To better illustrate Smart Game Objects and showcase the Ethereum blockchain’s real-world use, 8 Circuit Studios is currently developing two games: Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain, releasing in Spring 2018, and the self-aware A.I. focused D-PARC, releasing in 2019.

Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain – A mobile game for iOS and Android, Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain is a cooperative boss battling game where players collaborate with others to defeat invading bosses to win prizes and glory. Collect and evolve an arsenal of aliens, then trade, buy, sell and/or gift them with complete freedom on the Ethereum blockchain. Alien Arsenal is designed to make it easy and fun to play with blockchains without having to download wallets, plugins or navigate the often confusing world of cryptocurrencies.

D-PARC – A deep space survival game for console and Windows PC, D-PARCallows players to create a character that can live forever on the blockchain. D-PARC fuses first-person shooter gameplay with space combat in a galaxy where choices matter and have permanent consequences. Players inhabit an A.I. that learns that it must choose between self-sacrifice to save the last vestiges of the human race or opt for self-determination to embark on its own destiny.

For more information about 8 Circuit Studios, visit https://8circuitstudios.com.

Train2Game News Cyptocurrency Mining Game

MyDream Interactive , a pioneering development studio in virtual reality and gaming technology, is thrilled to announce today that its new blockchain-based 3D mining video game, entitled AllMine, will debut with a playable expo floor demo at the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco at The Moscone Center, North Hall Booth # PL4014.

AllMine is a free-to-play puzzle game, initially developed for PC, with an in-game economy based on a new cryptocurrency called Jewelz. Players can earn Jewelz in two ways: by progressing through the game and by using the JewelzMiner client on their device.

AllMine features a series of mining-themed tile-matching games used to satisfy the cute, whimsical creatures known as Adoraboos, who live in a funny and edgy world of discovery. Players can discover new Utopias and Adoraboos, unlock aesthetic improvements and customizations, and advance their creatures and lands to higher levels. Players are encouraged to spend Jewelz in-game to improve and personalize their experience.

The team at MyDream Interactive is composed of seasoned veterans from the cryptocurrency and video game industries. The Jewelz cryptocurrency is powered by a patent-pending Serial Proof of Work algorithm that makes cryptocurrency mining a lot more energy efficient than Bitcoin mining and as easy to start as playing a video game. AllMine runs alongside the lightweight JewelzMiner client, which can be run in the background on any standard desktop or laptop computer. With Jewelz and AllMine, users can mine cryptocurrency without their hardware overheating or producing excessive noise.

“We decided to create Jewelz to enable anyone, regardless of their access to computation power, to participate in cryptocurrency mining. With the goal of democratizing cryptocurrency mining, we are building a stable foundation for the Jewelz cryptocurrency through gamification. Today we are introducing AllMine, a blockchain-based puzzle game, which will be the first stepping stone of the Jewelz mining application ecosystem. As the Jewelz platform grows, we will continue to release more games as well as educational applications to teach children basic economics, mathematics, and cryptography principles,” says Allison Huynh, CEO and founder of MyDream Interactive.

AllMine and Jewelz are scheduled for release on PC in Q3 2018 and for other platforms later this year.