The FarmVille developer starts playing with the blockchain

FarmVille developer starts playing with blockchain - shutterstock 11955349301 2048x1152 1 1024x576Gaming company Zynga, of which Schiermeyer is a co-founder, is aiming for a blockchain-based infrastructure known as the Gala Network.

This will allow developers to create new games and players to own their game content, allowing you to move objects from one game to another. Zynga is responsible for numerous successes in social network games, the most famous of which is FarmVille, which has reached the global hype on Facebook.

Farmville developer Eric Schiermeyer has created a decentralized gaming platform designed to take advantage of the capabilities of blockchain technology

Eric Schiermeyer hopes that Gala Network will exploit both the immutability of the blockchain and the usefulness of cryptocurrencies. "It will be a revolutionary experience for people," said Schiermeyer, speaking to VentureBeat.

“Unlike any other experience I've ever seen, when you spend money here, you actually get something, something that you can keep and maybe even give to someone else. At the moment all this cannot be done in traditional free games. ”

Blockchain Game Partners - the company behind Schiermeyer's big project - has also collaborated with Mike McCarthy, creative director of FarmVille 2. McCarthy is currently working on a blockchain game known as Townstar, which will be built on the Gala network.

Many of the properties that Schiermeyer intends to introduce in his training are already present in Townstar. This game allows players to truly own the items they buy or produce, facilitating secure buying, selling and trading through a peer-to-peer market.

The game objects are digitally unique and this increases their value. They are similar to Cryptokitties, an Ethereum-based game that went viral in late 2017.

Monetizing the world of games

With the digital uniqueness that is a property of tokens, players are able to sell their items for real money. "Just like online games and social games, I think blockchain games are the next evolution in the gaming sector," says Schiermeyer.

"Very soon, nobody will play a game that represents a black hole of time and money, if there are good alternatives that will allow the player to retain ownership of his time and money."

Thanks to this ability to tokenize the quotation of in-game objects and provide real value to players, the game is cited as one of the tipping points for mass adoption of the blockchain. However, Schiermeyer doesn't just want to gain fame in the world of blockchain games.

Instead, he intends to build games that stand out for their merits. "We want to be the first with a real game that conquers the mass market which is primarily a game and secondly a blockchain application."