Next month trading card game Emergents will be the first video game to use the Tezos blockchain for non-fungible tokens. Players store every in-game card in their wallet, giving players full ownership. Game studio Coase is working together with Tezos to create Emergents, inspired by Magic The Gathering but without its limitations.
Coase is planning to release an alpha version of Emergents in May. Based on the artwork the game is strongly inspired by comic books and superheroes.
Where most collectible card games sell their cards in packs, Emergents will take another route. Gamers can buy cards in batches and per card in an auction. Every bid increases the price. In addition players will be able to trade their cards, or even rent them. The original owner will earn royalties, while his cards potentially becomes more valuable as well.
Card games popular in blockchain industry
Collectible trading card games are among the most popular games in the blockchain industry. Media has had quite some attention for titles like Skyweaver and Splinterlands Untamed, while many consider Gods Unchained as the biggest blockchain-powered trading card game. In addition there are plenty of games that are not about trading cards, but still use card-based gameplay. Take for example Axie Infinity and their card battle system or Drakons, Chibi Fighters and Kingdom Karnage.
Tezos under the radar
The Ethereum blockchain is stealing the spotlight when it comes to gaming and decentralized finance. At the same time Tezos is moving under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t making progress. In February the blockchain project announced a partnership with an automotive association.
The Automotive Solution Center for Simulation of Electronic Vehicles is building a technological roadmap based on the Tezos blockchain. They want to use smart contracts and decentralized applications for virtual proof about highly automated driving functions.
Also published on Medium.