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Web3 Forum: DAOs for Game Developers (Presented by Dacoco GmbH (Alien Worlds))

Dallas Johnson  (Chief Engineer, Dacoco (Alien Worlds))

Location: Room 3009, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 20

Time: 4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsor Developer Summit

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Software development for a blockchain-based dapp/game is all about providing security through decentralisation. This is usually achieved through immutable code in a smart contract. But, as every software dev knows, code will eventually need changes, upgrades and bug fixes. Rather than leaving a security backdoor for software upgrades, we can use the blockchain to host a governing system to control these changes without losing the security provided intrinsically by the blockchain. That system would be a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). This session explores the goals and challenges from both technical and human perspectives that contribute to building a successful DAO system and how they are utilised as core game components in the Alien Worlds Metaverse to complement existing NFT game mechanics and mining activities within the game.


Attendees will learn about the technical architecture of our DAO system and the blockchain software components that it leverages to solve specific problems and areas of security vulnerability. They will also learn about the core functional mechanics of the DAO to work with human nature, and the evolutions we have made over our experience running DAOs in production to further improve success and engagement.

Intended Audience

Game developers who are curious about blockchains and DAOs but do not know much about the details of how it all actually works compared to common client server architecture systems. I would provide content for a wide audience from game/app designers to security architects without getting into code-level details. As Alien Worlds is a play to earn gaming metaverse incentives are also different to those familiar with most games and this may be of interest to those interested in game theory.