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Free-to-Play Summit: Ethical Play To Earn Businesses for Decent Human Beings

Patrick Moran  (Vice President of Games, Kongregate)

Location: Room 2014, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Prefer not to say

Play-to-earn gamings (NFTs) face sharp critiques from industry talent and leaders who see the space as scammy, harmful to the environment, and the worst sort of post-capitalist exploitation in games. Those like myself, who have embraced play-to-earn gaming for over two years, see the potential of play-to-earn games and NFTs to expand the accessibility of gaming, to once again bestow value on the art we produce. Walk through the environmental, vaporware, and exploitative concerns play-to-earn games face, and offer potential solutions and paths forward critical to play-to-earn and NFTs reaching their full potential.


Better understand the ethical concerns of NFT games, and also the promise, if we get this right. This is a call for those supportive of play-to-earn and NFTs to not mess this up, and for the anti-NFT folks to get involved in helping us do this correctly.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in, concerned about, or unclear on NFT gaming. If you want to have a voice in the future of NFT gaming, this is a start to the discussion around the long-term ethics which will determine play-to-earn credibility.