You might have heard of the dozen or so companies that are racing to get into blockchain gaming. Or read one of the many articles about the big changes coming or how ICOs in gaming still do well when others don't. There is a good reason for this, gaming is perfect for this tech. Games already have an internal economy and adding a crypto to them will not only make the game more secure but allow players to benefit from their virtual goods. No longer will they have to go to blackmarkets to sell their gold. Sure these crypto coins can be used a type of payment but with gaming they can be used for so much more. Here is a few ideas of where blockchain gaming can be used.
I do not mean just card games but those would work very well on the blockchain. But any game that has cards in it that can be played with or used to give you character more abilities. If these cards are on the blockchain they can be collected, traded and sold. You can even sell packs of them and people can get a set that might be rare. This gives the cards value and you can have a whole league built around them.
I was never one to dress up character. Default option is fine. But there are a lot of players who like different skins to their characters and I will admit there are a couple I wanted myself. Right now people can earn these outfits or they can buy a sort of loot crate that lets them randomly get one. These crates sell for real money today and I think that they do pretty well. But, at this point, the company still technically owns the outfit and you cannot do anything with it. You can wear it but that is it. However we put those on the blockchain and people can buy and sell them to each other. People can even make their own and sell them if the game allows it. It doe not have to be full outfits, it can be hats and shirts and different accessories too.
Some games offer the option to build your own levels. And people spend a lot of time making some pretty crazy levels for other players to enjoy. But what if people could sell those levels or get a coin anytime someone plays it. This would encourage players to make new worlds and keep the game going for those looking for a new challenge.
This is the obvious one. Anyone who has played any type of RPG knows how much gear you get through your adventure. Now imagine that was on the blockchain. Every rare shield able to be put on the market. This already happens with markets and it would be so much easier and secure on the blockchain.
Any more you can think of? Add it in the comments below