According to a recent press release, a blockchain game is being developed by Eidos, Fable Lands and Microsoft, which will be based on “The Way of the Tiger”, a gamebook written by Jamie Thomson and Mark Smith, which was a best-seller in the 1980s.
Dubbed “Arena of Death” the game will feature players who will engage in several fantasy card battles, which will pit players against each other in a contest of skills, characters and magic, directly derived from the original gamebook.
According to CEO Jamie Thomson, the game was going to be launched differently, before the idea of blockchain came along. Thomson said:
“We were going to re-launch the series into a computer game format but this new technology (blockchain), just made more sense. Imagine playing Magic the Gathering but knowing if you owned a card, it really does belong to you. Or if we say there are only 100 editions of an item or skill, you know there really are only 100 editions.”
According to the press release, the game will be powered by the VeChain Thor blockchain, a supply-chain management and enterprise network and was chosen specifically because the blockchain allows the game to be created easily with the “ability to scale” and also the fact that the creators did not have to “deal with all the crypto stuff.”
The game will be released in 2020.
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