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Nintendo, Microsoft and EA Veterans Join to Create the Future of Blockchain Gaming

Published 1 year ago by Daily Hodl Staff

Nintendo, Microsoft and EA Veterans Join to Create the Future of Blockchain Gaming

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From its humble beginnings as a stereotypical source of fun for nerds and misfits, the gaming industry has grown into a pop culture powerhouse. “If you’re in the crypto space, there’s a lot of people who want to own their own money,” says James Mayo, the founder and president of 8 Circuit Studios. Ultimately, Mayo sees game developers from around the globe uniting to create what he calls the metaverse, a digital world where gamers are free to move their characters and items across different platforms, games and environments.

Mayo is a 25-year veteran of the gaming industry, having worked at Nintendo and Microsoft, among others, on classics like Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Age of Empires II, F.E.A.R and Mechwarrior III/IV. 8 Circuit Studios recently released its first blockchain-based game Alien Arsenal on iOS and Android, an endeavor few blockchain game companies have achieved. You can also use 8 Circuit Studios’ cryptocurrency, the 8Bit Token, to level-up and trade with other players.

8 Circuit Studios is giving players who download Alien Arsenal a “SpaceDrop” – which is what most of us in the crypto space would call an airdrop. “For us, creating exciting technology that integrates the blockchain with game engines like Crytek, Unity and Unreal – that’s a big part of our long-term vision,” says Mayo. “The gaming industry has a history of pushing new technology forward, and that makes the blockchain a natural and exciting fit.” Coin spectator is an automated news aggregation service. All copyrights belong to their respective owners. Images and text owned by copyright holders are used in reference to and promotion of those respective parties. Read in Full

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