Non-Foldable Tokens (NFTs) have taken the gaming world by storm. Whether it’s through limited edition collectibles, avatar improvement, or incentivizing play to earn money, the digital assets of in-game ownership have given new meaning.
The ways in which NFT is available to gamers are becoming increasingly tangible. In the case of Blockxer, the latest blockchain game from Blokhaus Inc. Every component of the game is designed according to NFT and available for modification by users.
Mark Soares, founder of Blokhaus Inc. Cointelegraph notes that when every aspect of the game is an NFT, users can create fully “customized” game experiences. Everywhere the user turns in this 8-bit inspired game, there is an NFT – from background and characters to weapons and more:
“Imagine being able to create your own characters, in your own scene, and being able to gift or sell these mods as an NFT pack to other players.”
NFTs allow users to unlock fully modular, community-driven in-game experiences in which they own the pieces. Soares likens this customization of an NFT-based game, like Blockxer, to mixed bars from the ’90s, saying that it puts “the power of game creation in the players’ hands.”
As explained by Soares, Blockxer’s design is very simple, harking back to the pixelated arcade games of the 90s. It highlights the crypto-meme culture and includes characters such as the zombie doge.
Zombie Doge NFT character sample. Source: Blockxer
Although the game’s design is simple, Soares stated that it doesn’t mean that NFT tools should be simple either. In fact, he said that the oversimplified thinking of NFTs is a problem in the blockchain gaming industry.
“It’s usually just game add-ons, bonuses or badges that you can buy – we think they can and should be so much more.”
This is only the beginning of NFT’s integration into the gaming world. MyMetaverse and Enjin have recently started implementing NFTs in popular games like Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto 5.
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Other gaming giants such as SEGA Games have recently shown an interest in blockchain gaming and its features.