Web2 refers to the traditional, centralized internet that we use today, where all data and information is stored on centralized servers and accessed through a web browser. Web3, on the other hand, is a decentralized platform that utilizes blockchain technology to store and transmit data. This decentralized approach allows for greater security, transparency, and interoperability, but also introduces new challenges and complexities.
In this week’s intro we introduced how building games in web3 is quite different to building games in web2. The major differences are actively engaging the community, creating a roadmap with continuous progress, ownership of data, future opportunities with Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies, and the need for tokenomics.
One of the major benefits of building a game on the web3 platform is the ability to use smart contracts. In the context of a game, smart contracts can be used to facilitate in-game transactions, such as purchasing virtual items or earning rewards. Because smart contracts are stored on the blockchain, they are secure and transparent, providing a level of trust and fairness that is not possible with traditional web2 games. We already talked about smart contracts in a previous theme week, read more about it here.
However, building a game on the web3 platform also introduces new challenges and complexities. One challenge is the requirement for users to have a cryptocurrency wallet in order to interact with the game. This can be a barrier to entry for some users, as not everyone is familiar with cryptocurrency or has a wallet set up. In addition, the blockchain can be slow and expensive, which can impact the performance and scalability of the game.
Despite the challenges, building a web3 game can be a rewarding and innovative experience. If you are interested in building a web3 game, here are some tips from our side:
- Educate yourself on blockchain technology and smart contracts. There are many resources available online, such as online courses and tutorials, to help you get up to speed on these technologies. Don’t be scared if it might seem overwhelming and unfamiliar — everyone had to learn about it in the beginning.
- Choose a platform or framework to build your game on. We chose Ethereum and Polygon to make sure we offer the greatest benefits possible to our players. Each platform has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to do your research and choose the one that best fits your needs.
- Build a strong community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our community — the Dyno Fam. Make sure you think about new and fun ways to continuously engage your community. Find out what your players like and try to unite them on this. We love to create little riddles and quests or play games together while giving out great prizes.
- Test and optimize your game. Building a game on the web3 platform is a complex process, so it’s important to test and optimize your game to ensure a smooth and enjoyable user experience. While building the firt game version about the recipes, we are collecting a lot of user feedback to make sure our game is understandable and fun.
You are also always welcome to talk to our team in the #lounge in discord.gg/AngryDynomites
In summary, building a web3 game is a unique and exciting opportunity, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. By educating yourself on blockchain technology and smart contracts, choosing the right platform or framework, determining a monetization strategy, and testing and optimizing your game, you can successfully build a web3 game that takes advantage of the benefits of the decentralized web.