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Cristian Gonzalez (CEO, MEGO)
Location: Overlook 2018, West Hall
Date: Friday, March 23
Time: 12:15pm - 12:40pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Educators Summit, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!
Topic: Business & Marketing, Programming
Format: Poster Session
Vault Recording: Not Recorded
Audience Level: All
Cryptocurrencies are quickly becoming easier to use and gaining traction. Recent developments in the Bitcoin and Ethereum protocol provide powerful tools to create new kinds of game economies where players become relevant actors as opposed to a walled garden system tightly controlled by a platform. This creates new dynamics never before seen in games. Cristian Gonzalez and the MEGO Games team have been making a game which implements player to player microtransactions using the Bitcoin network. The advantages, challenges and differences with traditional payment platforms for games of Blockchain networks will be discussed.
Attendees will learn the logics behind cryptocurrencies and an insight into recent developments in the Bitcoin and Ethereum network that provides powerful tools to support new kinds of game economies.
Game developers who want to learn about experimental business models for online games and people curious about cryptocurrency and it's newest developments.