Within the first of two CoinGeek Conversations about gaming and Bitcoin SV, we discuss to Gu Lu, the founding father of Satoplay. Subsequent week, we hear about Kronoverse from the corporate’s Chief Architect, David Case.
Gu Lu is an entrepreneur with a formidable observe document within the gaming business, having labored as a recreation developer for greater than a decade, for the likes of UBISoft, the French recreation writer, and CCP Video games, an Icelandic firm.
Since 2018, he’s been immersing himself in blockchain expertise, after which, as he says “I found BSV, so I’m here. That’s it!”
The concept behind his start-up, SatoPlay, named after Satoshi Nakamoto in fact, is to develop video games which can be completely different from the prevailing betting and playing companies which can be utilizing blockchain applied sciences.
“We want something more widely adopted,” he says, “more casual, more child-friendly. That’s why we don’t do betting or gambling. SatoPlay should be game-centric, not money-centric.”
By making SatoPlay a platform, relatively than releasing particular person video games, Gu Lu says he’ll have the ability to present continuity for gamers, as a result of they’ll have the ability to preserve their gaming information and assets on the platform whilst specific video games go out and in of recognition.
Having initially experimented with EOS, Gu Lu is impressed by his BSV expertise. Already transaction charges have fallen: “after we first used BSV transactions to avoid wasting gamers’ recreation
information on chain a number of months in the past, it price us 1000 Satoshis per transaction. Now, with Service provider API, the fee is lowered to 50.”
And he has excessive hopes for the Metanet as “a natural for structuring an expressive and flexible layout of a lot of game data.”
As BSV develops, so will SatoPlay, with an ambition, ultimately, to be creating open worlds as a part of a “large scale, in-game virtual economy”. For that, Gu Lu might be drawing on a few of his expertise within the extra typical elements of the video games business, the place he was a 3D recreation programmer and “happened to know some VR traits as well”.
It’s nonetheless early days for SatoPlay, however Gu Lu already has his personal in-house recreation tester – within the type of his nine-year outdated son. His suggestions? “The games are enjoyable, but he doesn’t know how to use BSV.” And he already needs to create his personal recreation for SatoPlay.
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