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Unlike harmless CryptoKitties, a new online shooter called WAR FIELD offers brutal deathmatches for Ethereum-based ERC20 GOLDER tokens that will be freely tradeable. Integrating blockchain this way will enable any player to “monetize” his or her skills through a rewards system, say game developers. WAR FIELD is already released in alpha, and the GOLDER token sale starts on 28 June with a discount at the pre-sale stage.
The WAR FIELD project’s team estimates the global video games market to be worth more than $100 billion in 2017, and growing 10-12 percent each year. WAR FIELD is a first-person shooter with its economy built on the blockchain. “We are starting with a shooter because these games command the largest market share in the industry,” says Andrius Mironovskis, Founder, and CEO of War Field.
WAR FIELD utilizes the Unity gaming engine, enabling cross-platform gaming. The game has already been released in alpha for PC, and according to the project’s Road Map, will be available on PlayStation and Xbox platforms in 2019, along with mobile versions for Android and iOS.
WAR FIELD’s gameplay focuses on a combat competition between players using firearms. A new player starts with just a knife and a pistol, but can buy better equipment to improve a character.
All in-game payments are made with the GOLDER token (GLDR), the main element of the game’s economy. GLDR is a utility token on the Ethereum blockchain which is used for accessing the WAR FIELD game and making in-game purchases among with any other kinds of transactions.
Players can win GLDR by playing the game. Each time a player injures or kills an opponent, he or she is rewarded with a certain amount of GLDR tokens from the opponent. Better results give more tokens. “What could be better than getting paid to play video games? It’s been a gamer’s dream. Here at WAR FIELD, we are making it a reality for everyone – whether expert or casual player – thanks to blockchain technology and a great online game, with more games to come,” says Mironovskis.
The GLDR token will be used to acquire in-game goods like ammunition, weapons, and armor, as well as styling or enhancement items for the character. Users will also use the token as a fee to enter special events, including tournaments and other competitions. “The goal is to give everyone a fair shot and enjoyable gameplay,” says Mironovskis. “So we will be matching players based on ability and equipment, which they can obtain in the War Field Marketplace”.
In addition to a team of developers, WAR FIELD has advisors that includes “industry veterans” like Adalberto Bruno (Electronic Arts), Tom Frisina (Bally Technologies, Electronic Arts, Imagination Park Entertainment, thatgamecompany), Dylan Sharkey (LinkedIn), Scott Shirley (professional gamer: HALO and Call of Duty), and Benjamin Turshana (Electronic Arts, IGN, GameSpy).
“I believe that the adoption of this kind of platform for in-game purchases, winnings, etc. on top of the possibility to earn, exchange, withdraw, save, or sell GOLDER tokens via the Ethereum network can be potentially a game-changer”, says Adalberto Bruno, a mobile platforms and digital ecosystems expert whose portfolio includes 8 years as technical director with Electronic Arts.
WAR FIELD’s token sale will begin on 28 June, offering up to 60 percent discounts at the pre-sale stage. The discount will decrease as the sale progresses, with the goal of making 100 GLDR tokens worth no less than $1 by the end of the sale. Once the sale ends, GOLDER will be unlocked and fully tradeable. They can be withdrawn from the game into any ERC-20 ether wallet with no maximum limits and then traded on cryptocurrency exchanges.