The world of non-fungible tokens has gained a new player with the announcement that Electronic Arts (EA) founder Trip Hawkins has joined the Web3 startup. game for lifeThe company has hired Trip as Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer to leverage the power of blockchain technology and growing interest in NFTs to develop innovative new gaming experiences.
Games for a Living has released its first multiplayer game, Elemental Raiders. The game is set in a mysterious world of magic and treasure. By March, the game will integrate his NFT with his GFAL token, allowing players to earn and trade scarce in-game assets on the blockchain. The game also includes rare weapons, armor, and magic items released as Ethereum NFTs and its Battle Pass.
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Games for a Living will host an official Elemental Raiders tournament in March, offering NFT and token rewards, but not in the Steam version. GFAL tokens and some in-game features are made on the BNB chain increase. On the other hand, some of his NFTs are first created on Ethereum, after which he is bridged to BNB through the company’s user portal. Games for a Living wants to use his blockchain privately for upcoming games and set the way for other developers to develop his NFT-driven titles.
Hawkins and changes in the gaming industry
The gaming industry has undergone major changes in recent years, with more players and developers turning to blockchain technology and NFTs to create new gaming experiences. The global gaming market is expected to hit $200 billion by 2023, and the incorporation of NFTs and tokens is expected to drive significant growth in the industry.
Hawkins and Games for a Living want to capitalize on this trend by creating innovative new gaming experiences that harness the power of NFTs and tokens. The team plans to develop a game that offers players a unique and engaging experience, and an opportunity for players to earn and trade valuable in-game assets.
According to Hawkins, the integration of NFTs and tokens in games will revolutionize the industry, create new revenue streams for game developers, and give players more control over their gaming experience.
“By combining blockchain and our vision, we believe we can create a new gaming paradigm that benefits everyone.” Hawkins said at a press conference: “We plan to do it in a way that helps us increase game performance and player value while keeping things fun.”
Having been in the games industry for over 30 years, Hawkins founded Electronic Arts in 1982 and is no stranger to the innovation that has made it one of the most successful video game companies in history.