Epic Games store launches its first NFT game

Mythical Games, Blankos Block Party has more than 1 million players and is now available on the Epic games marketplace. The game launched today on the Epic game store and is the first title published on the market place that is Web3.

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Previously  this game was only  available from its own website after launching in December 2020. During December, it was offered as an open beta Blankos had gained more than 1 million users by June of this year.

Another game titled Grit, which is a western themed shooter, would have been the first game on the Epic game store to have been Web3 but that game is still not yet available at the time of this writing.

Blankos Block Party is a colorful online world, inspired by vinyl toys and the culture behind it. The game allows for users to cooperate and collaborate in this colorful world, and NFTs are used in the game to represent unique items like avatars and accessories, which can also be bought and sold through the game’s secondary marketplace.

The game has cooperated with a ton of brands and artist partners for drops that are limited edition, including Burberry, Atari, and even the musician deadmau5. Owning an NFT is not required to play the game, however.

Epic games is different from its competitors valve games in that Val stated that no one could push any web three games on steam that used NFTs or crypto currencies in anyway epic games has instead embraced web3 technology.

Epic games, founder and CEO Tim Sweeney tweeted that while the studio itself didn’t plan to use the technology of Web three or NFTs, it would allow other creators to use them as long as they abide by laws and the guidelines in the marketplace

“Epic game store will welcome games that make use of black team Tich provided they follow the relevant laws, disclose the terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group, Though Epic’s, not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in the areas of technology and finance”

There is no difference in the version of Blankos Block Party on the epic game store and the one that is available from on the website and they’re both being billed as an early access state. The entire game is set to be launched on September 28 with additional content. 

The game runs on Mythical platform which is built by the studio on the EOS.IO Blockchain protocol. Mythical is also developing many other games including NFL rivals which is licensed and has recently raised $150 million for more projects Currently the company is valued at 1.25 billion since last November.

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