Gaming Company Allows Players to Win Cryptocurrency in Its New First-Person Shooter
Players of a new game will be paid for winning with tradeable ERC-20 tokens.
On June 21, the WAR FIELD company unveiled its ‘first-person shooter’ game that allows players to win cryptocurrency. Players can use WAR FIELD’s Golder (GLDR) — an ERC-20-compliant, Ethereum-based cryptographic token — to bet on their character’s “life.”
Living a gamer’s dream
Although monetizing gameplay isn’t a new move, WAR FIELD says the idea is attractive for gamers who are interested in making some extra money.
“What could be better than getting paid to play video games? It’s been a gamer’s dream,” says Andrius Mironovskis, founder and CEO of WAR FIELD. “WAR FIELD is not about having the best graphics or giving players something entirely new. It’s an exciting, fast-paced online game from the world’s most popular genre that gives everyone a chance to win something real they can later withdraw and sell.”
The new online ‘first-person shooter’ game is going to shape an entire blockchain-driven game economy that lets players win, withdraw and trade Golder — just like they would Bitcoin or Ethereum — the company’s press release says.
According to Andrius Mironovskis, the WAR FIELD team decided to start with a shooter because these games command the largest market share in a more than 100-billion-dollar gaming industry. The company plans to add more games to the Golder platform.
WAR FIELD’s shooter rules imply players compete in deathmatch-style games, and, eventually, the winners will get Golder from the losers. Unlike big tournaments, a player doesn’t need to be an expert player to enjoy WAR FIELD and win cryptocurrency — one just needs to be slightly better than his or her opponents.
By the end of November 2018, the company plans to launch a marketplace and new battlegrounds: Amusement Park, Area 51 and Pleasure Island. WAR FIELD also plans to release mobile versions, as well as versions for PlayStation and Xbox, by May 15 of next year.
Golder tokens are available during the company’s crowdsale campaign, which started on June 28 and will last until November 15, 2018. During its ICO, WAR FIELD is offering substantial discounts on Golder tokens — up to 60 percent off.
Once the ICO ends, Golder will be unlocked and fully tradable. They can be withdrawn from the game into any ERC-20 Ether wallet with no maximum limits and then traded freely on cryptocurrency exchanges. The company expects that the value of Golder will rise along side the popularity of its games.
WAR FIELD is supported by a board of advisors that includes such industry veterans as Adalberto Bruno (Electronic Arts), Tom Frisina (Bally Technologies, Electronic Arts, Imagination Park Entertainment, thatgamecompany), Dylan Sharkey (LinkedIn), Scott Shirley (professional gamer: HALO and Call of Duty), and Benjamin Turshana (Electronic Arts, IGN, GameSpy).
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