OPGames NFTs: Community-Owned NFTs for HTML5 Game Developers
58.5% of HTML5 game developers make less than $1k a year from their games, even though they are foundational to how the web evolves.
With Web 3 and NFTs, we have an opportunity to reclaim power back to these innovators.
We created Game3.js to do exactly this. We wanted to help game developers break free from the tired monetization strategies of the attention economy, and to introduce them to the exciting new possibilities when using open-source and Web 3.0.
It started out as a full multiplayer web game stack, along with a curation of the Web 3.0 technologies and concepts we’ve worked with for the last 3 years. We’ve added functionalities such as enabling tournaments via smart contracts, a Unity SDK, an NFT minting functionality (The Contractor), and saving game replays via OrbitDB / IPFS.
For GR10, we are now focusing on NFTs and DAOs — and we’re starting with OPGames NFTs : A collection of Pioneer NFTs that will lead the way in the next wave of HTML5 + Web 3 game innovation.
In Q2 2021, we saw Cryptoart reaching massive success by utilizing NFTs. It has changed the lives of hundreds of artists, who are now getting the value and recognition that they deserve.
We believe HTML5 games will be the next growth market for NFTs. And, with HTML5 game creators also knowledgeable with web technologies, just imagine what kind of new games and dApps we can create if we are able to properly incentivize game developers to innovate not just in the NFT space, but Web 3 itself.
By utilizing the currently working patronage and collection model of cryptoart, we hope to build a loyal community of supporters for each of the OPGames NFTs.
The natural evolution that we see is the intersection of these pioneer NFTs with DAOs and DeFi. With Game3.js, we aspire to provide game developers the open-source tools they need to fully explore the new monetization strategies that these movements and technologies will provide.
We started Game3.js with a vision:
What will a fully-realized Web 3.0 game look like 5 to 10 years from now?
Today’s blockchain games are just the early iterations of Web 3.0 games.
A fully realized Web 3.0 game will need to be more compelling than web, mobile, console, and VR games.
Their virtual economies will need to have the same utility as those of sovereign fiat currencies.
They will need to provide more meaning in people’s lives than just being a vehicle for intrusive ads and forced in-app purchases.
OPGames will continue building towards this future, and Game3.js GR10 version is just one step in this epic journey.
Thank you for reading and hopefully joining us in this quest! Here’s a bonus Ethbot dance from @kamvanc.
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OPGames enables developers and the community to own, run, and monetize games as a collective. Through OPGames’ suite of tools and SDK, developers can turn entire HTML5 games into fractionalized NFTs offered to the public as investable assets. Founded in 2018 by gaming veterans, OPGames’ seeks to lower down the barrier to game ownership.
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