Epic Games Store – the famous video gaming marketplace listed its first Non-Fungible Token (NFT)-based game – Mythical Games’ Blankos Block Party. The Web3-based game is the first NFT-powered game released on Epic Games Store.
The Blankos Block Party, inspired by designer/vinyl toy culture, allows users to play and contribute in a colorful online environment. In the game, NFTs symbolize unique products, such as avatar designs and accessories, which can be purchased and sold through the game’s marketplace.
Since its release, the game has collaborated with various brand and artist partners for limited-edition drops, including Burberry, Atari, and musician Deadmau5. However, you do not need to own NFTs to play the game.
Mythical games released the beta version of the game in 2020. According to the company data, Blankos Block Party beta has already attracted over one million players.
The company revealed intentions in June to launch the free-to-play title on the Epic Games Store this year. However, it is not yet accessible. Still, it was unclear if it would be the first game of its kind to hit the platform since Gala Games recently announced that their Western-themed shooter Grit would be the first NFT title to be released on Epic Games.
Epic Games has been one of the market’s few large conventional game developers and publishers to express a strong interest in NFTs. While the tier one gaming business hasn’t been particularly aggressive in the field yet, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has a prominent pro-developer position and stated that NFTs might be pretty useful in gaming if given enough time and development.
While Epic has most likely hedged their bets and will be a ‘second mover’ – not the first, but certainly not the last – there has been some traction this week as Epic has placed their first-ever NFT game, ‘Blankos Block Party,’ on the Epic Games Store.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are digital tokens containing a unique identifying code that attests to the fact that only one of that token exists. NFTs may be used to validate ownership of digital goods such as artwork, records, virtual real estate, or pets since each NFT is unique.
Epic Games hosting Blankos is undoubtedly Mythical’s biggest story of the year and arguably one of the year’s biggest stories for Web3 gaming.