New Partnership to Expand and Improve Blockchain Gaming Announced

Bob Coiney

October 20, 2021

Video gaming is an experience that everyone enjoys, and according to research, there are approximately 3.24 billion gamers on the planet. Even in 2020, when many sectors were forced to close because of the Covid epidemic, the gaming industry was booming like never before.

The Rise of Blockchain Gaming 

Similarly, Blockchain technology has permeated almost every part of human life, and gaming is no exception. The gaming industry has also become a part of the growing crypto world, and several crypto firms are cooking up gaming content and attracting users in their numbers. 

Video games that run on a cryptocurrency network are known as blockchain games or crypto games.  These games have gained incredible popularity because they reward players for their effort and time. As a result, people can earn incentives while playing their favorite games. It also allows gamers to trade the digital assets they have amassed anywhere in the world.

New Partnership

The Interchain Foundation (ICF) and Tendermint, the software development company behind Cosmos, have announced a partnership with Forte, a business developing a blockchain platform for video games.

Tendermint’s cooperation with Forte, as a core contributor to the Cosmos Network, opens up blockchain gaming to all developers and gamers, allowing them to seamlessly link their gaming ecosystems with the Cosmos interoperable blockchain network.

Shedding light on the recent partnership, the CEO of Tendermint, Peng Zhong, said, “with almost three billion gamers around the world and immense interest surrounding NFTs, the partnership with Forte will help propel Cosmos to a wider audience and solidify our place as a leading blockchain ecosystem. We have already built the industry’s best tools for blockchain development like Cosmos SDK and Starport.” 

Similarly, Billy Rennekamp, Grants Manager on the Board of Management at ICF, was quoted to have said, “Forte and Cosmos share a vision of applications and economies built around passionate communities. Now that the technology is mature, I’m thrilled to work with Forte, who can onboard the next generation of game developers and users, bringing Cosmos gaming to the mainstream.”

Forte, a Leading Voice in Gaming

Forte, as a leading blockchain gaming platform, provides game creators and gamers with the essential blockchain infrastructure, such as cryptocurrency wallets for storing virtual assets and NFTs, in a safe, easy-to-use, and completely compliant packaging.

More than 25 world-class game developers are creating on Forte’s platform, including pioneers Will Wright (SimCity, The Sims), Jeff Tunnell (Starsiege: Tribes, Social City), and Hi-Rez Studios, which raised $185 million in Series A funding headed by Griffin Gaming Partners earlier this year (Smite, Paladins). 

Forte has created over 10 million wallets, 5 million NFTs, and over 8 million monthly accounts to date.

The Role of Cosmos in the Partnership

 The partnership between both parties appears to be mutually beneficial. To this end, Cosmos developers will work closely with Forte to ensure that all Forte-based third-party game developers have access to Cosmos’ technology and can easily connect their games with the Cosmos network.

Furthermore, Forte will also connect ATOM and other Cosmos-enabled currencies, such as stablecoins, to the Forte network for users to utilize as payment, liquidity, or collateral, dramatically enhancing the utility of the ATOM token and assisting developers and gamers in creating a better experience. The Forte wallet architecture will also support Cosmos Hub wallets and accounts.