Each month we select the best answer for our NG19 Free Pass Challenge – winners receive a complimentary pass to next year’s Nordic Game conference, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden – and then a new monthly challenge begins.
November’s challenge was: What’s the best conceivable use of blockchain in games from a price/performance perspective?
We received lots of great answers (thank you!), but in the end the best reply came from Jens Bahr:
“The unique benefit of blockchain however is that this information is stored decentralized and not on a single (hidden) server which is owned by developers.
This way, players can validate and trust the information that’s represented in the blockchain. This way, we could make sure that items really are unique within the game and are only owned by a single player — a concept called crypto-collectibles. That great sword I found is now truly mine and not a replica that 100 other players are wearing. It is 100% owned by the player. These unique items would be of HUGE value for players and can be traded using the blockchain technology. One example for this would be the game Crypto Kitties, where players traded virtual kittens for $22 million in a few months. Developers and systems owners can take a cut of every transaction, monetizing these unique items time and time again.”
Also getting a free NG19 pass is Paulo Luis Santos, who came with January’s best challenge suggestion. A big congrats to this month’s winners – your confirmation emails are on their way and see you at NG19 in May!
January’s challenge (December was cancelled due to the holidays) is:
“As games and streaming continuously tie in together and some games already integrate Twitch inputs into them, what are the coolest creative possibilities for the future of viewer-player interactions?”
Send your answer here before this month’s deadline: midnight Friday, 1 February!
PS: You’re welcome to send in suggestions for new monthly challenges as well – the best proposals will also win a free pass to NG19!
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2019 will be its sixteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.