The Benefits of Publishing Games on Arcadia

OP Games
5 min readMar 26, 2024 is the playground OP Games built for developers to test out cool features and functionality and publish games to a community of players anticipating these features. But that’s not all. Arcadia comes with a whole host of benefits that support an optimal experience for developers and players alike.

Web3 Features

Many game publishing platforms have placed limitations and bans on Web3 features. And despite this Web3 gaming is on an upward tick with new games and platforms emerging to address player and developer needs.

Web3 features in games allow direct peer-to-peer transactions. For example, OP Games Arcadia platform uses Polygon Network to form the base blockchain layer for all peer-to-peer transactions.

So, when a player purchases an NFT item, they buy it directly from the NFT creator (or previous owner in the case of secondary sales), and instead of relying on a middleman entity to mediate the terms of the sale, smart contracts on Ethereum fill the parameters of the agreement as soon as the conditions of sale are met.

NFTs also allow credit to be attributed to the original creators at every stage in the life of the NFT in the form of secondary sale royalties. Since all transactions are inscribed and traced on the blockchain, and because smart contracts are responsible for carrying out the terms of each sale, the original creators of the NFT automatically receive a percentage of royalties from every subsequent sale of their NFT.

On-chain tournaments work in a similar way, rewarding the game creators of the tournament at play. On Arcadia, players can challenge opponents to tournaments in any game on the platform. Each participant inputs a small amount of tokens into a prize pool, and the winner takes all — almost! Winners are allocated their prizes instantly once the results of the tournament are settled, but on Arcadia, we think it’s important to reward the game creators as well! The creators of the game used in the tournament are rewarded a percentage of the prize pool as a tribute to their engaging and fun creation.

The Benefits of Decentralization

Not only is the fairness, and immediacy of transaction settlement in Web3 unmatched, but decentralized gaming platforms like Arcadia are designed to provide the best possible platform for its players and developers. The key? Decentralization and governance.

Arcadia is proud to be a decentralized gaming platform that aims to be governed by its community of players and developers. Decentralizing a gaming platform and placing the power in the hands of its participants naturally yields the best possible experience for the participants themselves.

Decentralized platforms like Arcadia are systems of blockchain-based code designed with integrity, without room for human corruption. While centralized gaming platforms are notorious for cutting out developer profits and compromising player experiences in return for their own platform’s profitability, smart contracts on Arcadia allow participants to rely on encrypted code instead. Human-controlled centralized platforms are subject to corruption and greed, as well as changing policies from day to day. By relying on code instead, decentralized platforms are able to uphold parameters that are favorable to the needs of their community of users.

New Opportunities for Monetization

Game developers looking for fresh ways to monetize can look no further than Arcadia. Since Arcadia opens the door to Web3 features and peer-to-peer payments, there are simply more opportunities for monetization in Web3 gaming than on traditional gaming platforms.

We’ve mentioned NFTs and tournaments, with smart contracts that automatically reward creators, but it doesn’t end there. Web3 creates a system in which real ownership is given to players, and the value of that ownership is purchased from the game developers. So, whether it’s an NFT character, skin, loot, land, or even level mastery in Web3 it can be created, bought, purchased, and owned.

The ramifications of a working economy based on treasury-backed currency create an immersive experience that players can enter, and emerge with something that is truly theirs. And OP Games is exploring new ways to make that experience even more immersive and fun with interactive on-chain NPCs for example.

Publish on Arcadia

Publishing games on Arcadia has never been easier! Visit the Game Creator Zone and connect a wallet to access a full-feature dev consul to get games published on the platform in record time. Here’s a step-by-step guide to listing a game on Arcadia, we can’t wait to see your next game listed!

Founded with a vision to redefine the gaming landscape, OP Games is a pioneering force in the realm of interactive entertainment. Our journey began with the inception of Arcadia, a revolutionary gaming platform designed to empower indie game developers while captivating players with engaging hyper-casual gaming experiences. Through Arcadia, we’ve fostered a vibrant ecosystem where creativity thrives and innovation knows no bounds.

Building upon our commitment to innovation, we proudly introduce Spark, our latest initiative at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Spark aims to revolutionize the gaming scene by envisioning NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) with the capacity to interact and play autonomously, ushering in a new era of immersive experiences. With Spark, we empower developers to seamlessly incorporate web3 elements into their creations, facilitating a smooth transition into the realm of blockchain gaming.

At OP Games, we are committed to reshaping the future of gaming through unwavering dedication to innovation and boundless creativity. With our suite of pioneering tools and SDK known as “game legos,” we empower developers to unlock the full potential of their imagination and bring their visions to life. Our mission is to provide an inclusive space where developers, creators, fans, and players can all find their home.

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