The Decentralized category aims to explore the decentralization aspect of web games: an experiment taking Web 3, blockchain, crypto, NFTs, and all the similar buzzwords, mixing them together with game development, and seeing what comes out of it. It's the second year of this category after its 2021 success.
Challenges: you can use any technology that falls into the topic, but if you pick any of the challenges from NEAR Protocol, OP Games, and Arcadia, then you'll be able to win some coins. All you have to do is implement functionalities using any of their tech to be eligible.
Challenges are optional to Decentralized category: there are three to pick from, and you are free to take on any of them, or all at once.
Challenges offer unique prizes, so make sure to check those out.
Paul is CTO / Co-Founder of OP Games, focused on helping game developers successfully create decentralized games. He also leads the KERNEL Gaming Guild, a fellowship of the most talented builders in Web 3. He loves exploring the intersection of new technologies with game design, and believes that decentralization and shared virtual economies will revolutionize how we play games.
Taufik is a video games enthusiast, having worked in esports, monetization, and production tracks with EA and Ubisoft titles. Having graduated from his MBA, he decided to pivot into video games to truly integrate his lifelong passion and career. He aspires on developing a future where video games aren't just mediums of entertainment, but a gateway to experience a better world.
Daniel Keller comes from the data/information sector, and pursues the use of blockchain to further protect personal medical, financial and personal data through encryption and decentralized identification. Dan got involved in the cryptocurrency space through World of Warcraft, by using Bitcoin to buy "gold". He now works as the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Flux, and helps push for a decentralized world with disruptive technologies.
Tim Sulmone is blockchain veteran and life-long video game addict. Beginning his journey by running a Bitcoin node in 2011, to then moving onto contributing towards various cryptocurrency projects, Tim is no stranger to decentralized infrastructure. He now leverages his experience as the Sr. Business Developer for Flux, to help further ensure that our world has a decentralized network to host on.
Anurag is Engineering advisor at Game7. Prior to that, he has around 18 years of Web 2 game industry experience working on various AA and AAA game titles in engineering leadership capacities at Ubisoft, Rocksteady studios, Warner Bros games, and Improbable. His game titles include Batman Arkham, Assassin’s Creed series, Suicide Squad, and more. Most recently, his team at Improbable was working on the Otherside metaverse for Yuga labs, where he was serving as Director of Engineering. He loves how technology is revolutionizing games development and opening up entirely new genres, as demonstrated by Web 3 gaming. He wishes to encourage more Web 2 game developers to take the next step and explore this new space.
TOTAL: 1000 NEAR (~$5000)
The Decentralized category allows (and even encourages) connecting to external services, but please keep in mind that is only for the pupose of the Challenges - all the data needed for the games to work have to fit within the 13 kb zip package.
You can use any technology that can be described as "decentralized", but to win the prizes from Challenges you should pick something from the NEAR Protocol, OP Games, and/or Arcadia technologies ⁄ themes specifically.
Places will be assigned based on the judging from the experts of this given category, separately from the overall voting.
Prizes will be awarded to crypto wallets respectively. If you wish to get them in US Dollars instead, then the wire will be completed via PayPal given the exchange rate at the time of distribution.
Expect the Rules of the Decentralized category to be updated regularly up until the start of the competition on August 13th.
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