Gamers can now gain fractions of bitcoin by playing Counter-Strike
Platform pays players through funding from the players themselves who can pay an entry fee of 10,000 satoshis (about $2.70).
The fractions of the coin stay as balance in the game and each time the player is slaughtered a small fraction is subtracted for the player who slaughtered him.
ZEBEDEE, a game developer focused on Profit Revolution launched a prototype that gives fractions of Bitcoin to Counter-Strike players through Lightnig Networks.
The studio that develops games focused on digital currency integration has bet on the world’s most famous FPS, Counter-Strike:Global Offensive (CS:GO).
With the platform, players can earn fractions of digital currency (satoshis) during the game.
Called Infuse, the new feature pays satoshis to players for each in-game slaughter. ZEBEDEE co-founder Christian Moss demonstrated the platform in a live broadcast on Twitch this Sunday (27).
CS:GO is a popular game with several professional tournaments in the world with awards over $1 million.
In the case of Infuse, the prototype pays players through funding from the players themselves who can pay an entry fee of 10,000 satoshis (about $2.70). The fractions of the coin stay as balance in the game and each time the player is slaughtered a small fraction is subtracted for the player who slaughtered him.
This means, in thesis, that the better the player is, the more fractions he will win. And it also means that the less professional players will need to choose better against whom they will play „worth satoshis“.
The platform founder said he plans to make Infuse available for other games in the future, taking „bitcoin to any existing game“.
Although the gaming industry is highly competitive for game developers, the company is focusing on integrating Bitcoin into multiple games, a market entry strategy to capture a differentiated audience.
Talking about the motivation behind the new project, Moss explained that „it is very difficult to make a game that people want to play“. The development of a good game represents just the initial step to make a title successful, especially as small studios and independent developers have to compete with giant companies like Ubisoft, SEGA and Blizzard.
„Even if you make a game that is good, and even if you have Bitcoin, it probably won’t be attractive to people who can play the existing games they know and love.“
Infuse therefore wants to enter this market and instead of developing new games, will start rewarding players with Bitcoin.
The idea seems promising, the problem will be those players who will always lose satoshis. That is, the games may become much more competitive.