Players of the decentralized real-time strategy game Dark Forest have introduced new and innovative ways to earn cryptocurrencies within the virtual ecosystem.
The play-to-earn plug-in “Broadcast Market” was integrated into the game on May 31, according to a tweet from programmer Blaine Bublitz. The developer found that Broadcast Market is the first plug-in with its own smart contract that communicates directly with Dark Forest.
This is the first plugin with its own smart contract that communicates directly with Dark Forest. It allows you to send a planet for a reward, or if you need additional transfers you can send a bounty to the board!
– Blaine Bublitz (@BlaineBublitz) May 31, 2021
Bublitz added that he and his collaborator Jacob Rosental, Project Sophon, intend to develop additional plug-ins for the game in the future and thanked Dark Forest for their support.
Dark Forest praised the plug-in as proof of the possibilities of decentralization and emphasized that gamers and not just the official developers of Dark Forest can expand the gameplay and functionality of the DApp:
“With interoperability, * new game features * in a decentralized game can be added by anyone, not just the original developers – literally not possible in traditional games.”
Dark Forest is a real-time strategy game for conquering space in which players discover and conquer planets in an infinite, procedurally generated cryptographic universe.
It was created on Ethereum using zkSNARKs to provide knowledge-free evidence. The cryptography secures the hashes that are created to represent planet locations in the smart contract.
The Broadcast Market was developed by Project Sophon so that players can determine the location of a planet in the Dark Forest universe every 24 hours. Competitive players need more than one planet broadcast, so users can now earn xDAI by simply sending a planet for another player, the website explained.
xDAI is a derivative of the MakerDAO Stablecoin DAI, which is hosted on an Ethereum Layer Two-Sidechain of the same name and offers fast and inexpensive transactions. The Sophon Project stated that it would charge a 20% listing fee, paid by broadcast request creators, for posting to the broadcast marketplace.
The MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) was launched in August 2020 and recently updated to version 0.6 on May 21st.
Other blockchain gaming platforms promoting play-to-earn mechanics include Axie Infinity – a game-to-earn virtual world populated by collectable fantasy creatures represented as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) .
On May 3, Cointelegraph reported that the pseudonymous digital landowner and crypto whale Flying Falcon had sponsored 50 Axie Infinity players based in emerging markets.