What is the Gala Games Ecosystem?
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This article explains the goals Gala Games has for the Gala Games Ecosystem, and why Gala Games chose to go into developing a gaming ecosystem.
Gala Games wants to take the gaming industry into a completely different direction from where it is now. Knowing what the goal of Gala Games as a company is important in understanding why blockchain is the tool that will make this vision into reality.
This article assumes the reader understands the information in the following articles:
What is a Founder’s Node?
What is GALA?
What is a Blockchain?
What are Non-Fungible-Tokens (NFTs)?
What is an ERC20/721/1155 contract?
Gamers and consumers, in general, have been losing control over their content as the internet has become more mainstream and physical media has been slowly phased out. Many games have developed models where players can buy skins and other items using in game currencies that require real world money. This has added a new experience to players as they are able to customize their avatars and obtain rare items. These players often spend hundreds of dollars on these in game items, and as easily as they can be purchased, they can be taken away. With a ban from a game admin, players can lose access to everything they have paid for. All of the time and money spent on getting these items disappear completely. The gaming company keeps all of the money and the player is now left with nothing. Players may purchase items, but they do not own their items like they should. Players buy the privilege of using an item, but are never able to truly own it. This is what Gala Games is changing.
The tight control of assets and game accounts has stifled a lot of creative thinking. Gala Games desires to blow the doors wide open and give players back the control they deserve. This is happening in Gala Games’ Town Star. Players are able to own an in-game item such as a CraneBot. This item can help speed up the building process in the game, and at any moment a player can trade, sell, or give the item away to another user. This is the power of Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, and they are able to exist because of blockchain.
A CraneBot is an NFT and, more specifically, an ERC (Ethereum Request for Comment) token on the Ethereum blockchain. This means it exists on Ethereum’s network and is completely separate from Gala Games. Gala Games does not have the ability to take away any NFT from a player. This means that if a player were to get banned from playing Town Star, they still own any item they purchased and do not have to worry about having anything taken away.
This NFT item does not have to be used in Town Star only. This item can be used in another game if a company decides they want to integrate a specific item into their game. This is something Gala Games wants to encourage as it gives player’s NFTs more use. A developer could make a game where players are able to look at their NFT items in a 3D space. They could ride their CraneBot around, or look at their Wheat Stands as they blow through the wind. The possibilities are endless.
Gala Games wants players to not only own their in-game items, we want our Gala Games players to have a voice in the roadmap. We want to enlist them, via distributed voting mechanisms, to help determine what games we should develop and get funding. This is done through the Founder’s Nodes voting mechanism. Founder’s Nodes were able to vote to allow Fortified to be accepted in the Gala Games ecosystem and if the vote ended up being no, the game would have been rejected.
While there are many great uses for blockchain technology, Gala Games believe games to be the most exciting application. The company is built on experienced game developers and players. We know that billions of people on earth play games and share in our love for them.
Once you play a game where you can freely own and trade your own content, would you play anything else? We wouldn’t…