The announcement was made on Nov. 19 by Donnerlab for the launch of its latest project, titled Bitcoin Bounty Hunt, a fully lightning-native multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) game.
Our newest project, Bitcoin Bounty Hunt: a fully lightning-native multiplayer FPS. Featuring: ⚡ Integrated neutrino wallet 💰 Hodl-auctions for adspace 🎮Players fight for sat bounties 🤖Channel management happens in the background Beta keys: https://t.co/2MgIbLLNvA pic.twitter.com/bsFhwOjSPS — donnerlab (@donnerlab1) November 19, 2019
The lightning network allows fast, micropayments between two nodes. Nodes, in this case, are the gamers.
The FPS game features an integration of neutrino wallet, ad space for Hodl-auctions. Bounties could be collected by killing off other players.
Adoption of Bitcoin Through Games
In October, Satoshis Games, a Bitcoin-enabled games startup announced on the development of a Fortnite-like game with built-in Lightning Network microtransactions. Titled as Lightnite, the gamers’ interaction between players trigger a monetary reward or penalty for the user.
Satoshis Games said:
“In simple words, players earn Bitcoin by shooting other players and lose Bitcoin when they get shot.”
The game updates in real-time in BTC value when the player shoots or damages the other player, or gets damaged themselves. It allows gamers to instantly withdraw their balance via Lightning Network when they wish to do so.
Recently, Refereum, a US-based rewards, and marketing company announced a partnership with the decentralized streaming platform DLive to reward gamers for creating and watching content. The partnership between Refereum and DLive will enable users to earn rewards for live streaming games.
Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Bittimes