Blockchain Gaming World

Blockchain Gaming World

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Every week, everything you need to know about Blockchain Gaming.


BCGW #51: Sizzle vs Actuality
Jul 12 • 33 min
In this episode, Jon discusses blockchain game sector trends with James McQuillan (@BCGbiz). Some blockchain game projects are now going live but few people seems to care. Similarly, it’s not clear when other high profile projects are going to go live.…
BCGW #50: Why 8 Circuit Studios focuses on game not blockchain
Jun 28 • 31 min
In this episode, Jon talks to 8 Circuit Studios’ president James Mayo about the US indie’s approach to combining games and the blockchain. Notably, in the case of its in-development PC space combat and FPS title Project Genesis - using Unreal Engine,…
BCGW #49: Azarus’ Alex Casassovici on taking blockchain gaming mainstream
Jun 24 • 25 min
In this episode, Jon and co-founder Alex Casassovici (@alexksso) discuss the rise of the Azarus blockchain-based rewards platform for game streaming. What’s significant about Azurus (which uses an EOS sidechain) is it doesn’t mention blockchain, onboards…
BCGW #48: Many small steps towards success
Jun 18 • 32 min
In this episode, Jon and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the week’s blockchain games news, which could be viewed as the many small steps developers are taking to bring about the success of the entire sector. Topics covered include: Gods Unchained and its open…
BCGW #47: Tony Pearce on why games will take blockchain mass market
Jun 10 • 26 min
In this episode, Jon Jordan talks to mobile game entrepreneur Tony Pearce about the formation and funding of Reality Clash developer Reality Gaming Group, and why he believes games will be the products that take blockchain tech mainstream. Topics covered…
BCGW #46: Talking the future of blockchain games with Gareth Jenkins
May 24 • 39 min
In this episode, Jon Jordan and game/blockchain developer Gareth Jenkins (@garethjenkins) discuss what’s been going on and what will be going on in the world of blockchain games, including chewing the fat over the new Dapper wallet and Cheeze Wizards.…
BCGW #45: Enjin’s Multiverse - strengths & weaknesses
May 17 • 35 min
In this episode, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the Enjin Multiverse, which is a growing blockchain gaming platform, spanning everything from the technology to make blockchain games to rules for item interoperability, the Enjin cryptocurrency, a…
BCGW #44: CryptoKitties’ new robotic traits, the Dapper wallet & Cheeze Wizards!?
May 3 • 20 min
In this episode, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss what’s been going on in the world of CryptoKitties’ developer Dapper Labs, which has announced new Robotic Traits, launched the open beta for its new smart contract wallet Dapper, and is totally…
BCGW #43: What have we learned in 2019 so far?
Apr 30 • 5 min
Following my presentation at, and various discussions during, the Crypto Games Conference in Minsk, I’ve been thinking about the state of the Blockchain Gaming, especially given we are now a third of the way through a year many hope will be a turning…
BCGW #42: Talking fully decentralized games with Xaya’s Andy Colosimo
Apr 18 • 25 min
In this episode, I talk to Andy Colosimo, the driving force behind the Xaya blockchain games platform, about how he got into crypto with Bitcoin and Namecoin, experimented with blockchain and gaming with Huntercoin, and how that developed into Chimera,…
BCGW #41: Talking Battle Racers with Altitude’s Luna Javier
Apr 10 • 26 min
This week, Jon Jordan talks to Altitude Games’ creative director Luna Javier about the mobile game developer’s move into blockchain games. Its debut title Battle Racers will launch as one of the first partnerships with Decentraland in the coming months.…
BCGW#40: Talking F1, brands and NFT value with Animoca Brand’s Robby Yung
Apr 5 • 24 min
This week, Jon Jordan talks to Animoca Brands’ CEO Robby Yung about the Hong Kong-based developer and publisher’s 2018 pivot from mobile games into blockchain products, notably blockchain gaming. Note: This interview happened prior to Animoca’s…
BCGW#39: Why MLB Crypto Baseball became MLB Champions
Mar 29 • 24 min
This week, Jon Jordan (@blockchaingmg) and James McQuillan (@BCGbiz) talk about how three blockchain games are positioning themselves for mass market success, in terms of their use of licenses, marketing and community outreach. Topics covered included:…
BCGW#38: Talking Axie Infinity with COO Alexsander Larsen
Mar 25 • 25 min
In this episode, I talk to Alexsander Larsen, the COO of Axie Infinity about the background to and future of the breeding-and-battling blockchain game, which is a great example of technological expertise and community focus. Topics covered include: How…
BCGW#37: Is Ripple the next gaming blockchain?
Mar 15 • 19 min
In this week’s podcast, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the announcement a $100 million game development fund to be managed by Ripple’s Xpring outfit and new blockchain gaming startup Forte. We also delve into the expanding universe of new…
BCGW#36: Talking blockchain games with Gabby Dizon
Mar 8 • 13 min
Following the end of DGC Dubai 2019 (where we were both speaking), I caught up with Gabby Dizon, chairman of Alto.io, to talk about what’s going on in the world of blockchain games, in particularly Gabby’s love of Axie Infinity, and how that game has…
BCGW#35: Springtime for blockchain games
Mar 1 • 16 min
Following the Crypto Winter, it could be spring for blockchain games. Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the surprising pop of Enjin Coin’s USD value (up +150%) thanks to its Samsung S10 tie-in, also talking more generally about the BUIDLing not…
BCGW#34: Talking MLB Crypto Baseball with Lucid Sight
Feb 27 • 30 min
In this interview, I talk to Randy Saaf (CEO) and Fazri Zubair (CTO) of US developer Lucid Sight about its blockchain games MLB Crypto Baseball and CSC (Crypto Space Commander), including how it’s finding balance between the decentralization needed for…
BCGW#33: NFTs - challenges and opportunities
Feb 22 • 23 min
Non-Fungible Tokens are one of the key trends in blockchain games, so Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss what an NFT is, why they’re becoming so important, and what some of the issues are, especially as NFTs are increasingly being spoken about as…
BCGW#32: Talking OpenSea with Devin Finzer
Feb 13 • 26 min
In this interview, I talk to the CTO of blockchain game marketplace OpenSea Devin Finzer about the importance of such thirdparty marketplaces in the open blockchain game ecosystem, especially in terms of offering pre-launch item sales for funding, game…
BCGW#31: We don’t need no heroes (or Fortnite)
Feb 12 • 3 min
Don’t get me started on the egregious attempts to shoehorn the words ‘Fortnite’ and ‘blockchain’ into the same headline… Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube Or email [email protected]
BCGW#30: Plasma Bears - the good and the bad
Feb 8 • 18 min
In this podcast, Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss the launch of Blockade Games’ game Plasma Bears, which runs on Loom Network’s Ethereum sidechain technology and doesn’t require wallets, ETH, marketplaces or any of the other elements we’ve come to…
BCGW#29: Recap of Blockchain Gamer Connects London 2019
Jan 25 • 18 min
The third edition of the Blockchain Gamer Connects conference ran in London from 21-22 January 2019, so event MC Jon and James (editor at @BCGbiz) discuss the key trends arising: including sector enthusiasm despite Crypto Winter, the growing importance of…
BCGW#28: Why 2019 will be different
Jan 23 • 5 min
Why are blockchain game developers so bullish? Jon Jordan argues that the hard lessons of 2018 have forced the sector to focus on UX, not blockchain. Maybe, like Fight Club, the first rule of blockchain games will be no-one mentions blockchain games.…
BCGW#27: Blockchain Game Sentiment Survey 2019
Jan 18 • 10 min
Do you have an opinion about blockchain games and how the sector will develop in 2019? If so, please answer our 10-question Blockchain Game Sentiment Survey for 2019. It will only take 3 minutes. And to whet your appetite, Jon Jordan takes a brief look at…
BCGW#26: CryptoKitties x Gods Unchained
Jan 11 • 15 min
Interoperability is a concept much talked about in blockchain gaming. But despite the potential for using items from one game in another (and vice versa), we haven’t actually seen many examples. Jon Jordan discusses how the deal between CryptoKitties and…
BCGW#25: Our hopes for 2019
Jan 4 • 19 min
It’s a new year so having reflected on how blockchain games progressed (or didn’t) in 2018, it’s time to consider our hopes and fears for 2019. Jon Jordan, together with James (@BCGbiz), welcome the decoupling of blockchain from cryptocurrency value and…
BCGW#24: Key 2018 Trends in Blockchain Gaming
Dec 28, 2018 • 25 min
The year is almost over so now it’s time to consider the key trends that impacted the nascent blockchain gaming sector in 2018. Ranging from the general Crypto Winter, to migration from Ethereum to EOS and Tron (and sidechains), and the failure of…
BCGW#23: Most Anticipated Blockchain Games for 2019
Dec 21, 2018 • 24 min
2019 is going to be a breakout year for blockchain games - that’s what we’re hoping . But for this to happen, there will have to be some excellent games, so in this podcast Jon Jordan and James (@BCGbiz) discuss 10 upcoming games. 1. Gods Unchained,…
BCGW #16: Blockchain Game of the Year 2018
Dec 14, 2018 • 20 min
Yes, it’s that time of the year when we look back and consider which blockchain game released in 2018 gains the title Game of the Year. But - as Jon Jordan argues - this year he doesn’t think any blockchain game deserves the accolade (although he is happy…
BCGW #15: Blockchain Games vs the Crypto Crisis
Dec 7, 2018 • 20 min
Cryptocurrencies prices are tanking but what does that mean for blockchain games? With James (@bcgbiz), Jon Jordan discusses why the death of crypto as an investment asset is actually a great thing for the longterm success of blockchain gaming. Follow us…
BCGW #14: Blockchain’s UX dilemma
Nov 30, 2018 • 21 min
By definition, blockchains are highly decentralized, which creates lots of issues in terms of onboarding and user experience, especially for new users. In this podcast Jon Jordan talks to blockchain expert Gareth Jenkins (Deckbound/ @garethjenkins) about…
BCGW #13: The significance of Mythical Games
Nov 16, 2018 • 18 min
LA blockchain games platform Mythical Games decloaked this week with a $16 million Series A funding round. Jon Jordan explains why it is an interesting company and what its arrival tells us about the fast maturing blockchain gaming sector in terms of how…
BCGW #12: AppCoins and the rise of blockchain app stores
Nov 9, 2018 • 14 min
Can blockchain disrupt app stores? That’s the discussion this week as Jon and James (@BGCbiz) talk about the recent App Store Foundation conference in Portugal, and the AppCoins project which is already in testing via the Aptoide Android app store and has…
BGCW #11: CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs and $30m
Nov 2, 2018 • 14 min
CryptoKitties dev Dapper Labs has just raised $15m, taking its total to almost $30m so Jon and James (from @BCGbiz) discuss what it will do with all that cash, including its new project Dapper (which Jon mistakenly calls Dapps!), as well as talking more…
BCGW Special - Reality Clash; the first blockchain mobile shooter
Nov 1, 2018 • 16 min
As well as blockchain, mobile shooter Reality Clash uses AR/VR and location-based technologies so it’s certainly an ambitious project. So, as it begins its beta testing, we talk to community manager Jake and marketing manager Sam to find out more about…
BCGW #10: Enjin’s Multiverse and struggles with EOS
Oct 26, 2018 • 19 min
We talk about Enjin’s Multiverse, Jon’s struggles setting up an EOS wallet, the launch of Beyond The Void, and trying to find the ‘blockchain bit’ of Lordmancer II. Follow us on https://twitter.com/blockchaingmg
BCGW Special: Hedgie - how to make an accessible blockchain game
Oct 23, 2018 • 18 min
We talk Hedgie, the forthcoming casual strategy blockchain game, which combines ERC721 hedgehog characters, the game’s ERC20 Curio token, a real-world payment system, and a strong focus on onboarding players without requiring any crypto payment or wallet…
Blockchain Gaming World #9: The F2P Challenge
Oct 19, 2018 • 20 min
Axie Infinity launches but Jon doesn’t want to spend $20 to try it, James finds his retro gaming skills challenged in nTitle’s Fury demo, Jon adds to his collection of wallets when he tries to play DopeRaider, (which now runs on the POA Network), and we…
Blockchain Gaming World #8 - GuildChat’s Skinner Box
Oct 12, 2018 • 19 min
BitGuild starts airdropping TRX (and less useful tokens) into its new mobile messaging GuildChat app to much confusion, Jon buys a big shiny gun in Reality Clash, and HyperDragons and Ethermon beat out CryptoKitties’ DAUs. Jon Jordan (@blockchaingmg) and…
Blockchain Gaming World #7: Game over for Ethereum?
Oct 5, 2018 • 20 min
Are game devs now moving away from Ethereum? In this week’s episode Jon Jordan talks to blockchain game developer Gareth Jenkins (Deckbound) about the various blockchains available - Ethereum, EOS, TRON etc - not to ignore all the various layer 2 Ethereum…
The significant trajectory of blockchain games in 2018
Oct 1, 2018 • 6 min
Ups and downs: Jon Jordan considers what he’s learned about the blockchain game sector in 2018 so far.
BCGW Special: Gareth Jenkins, Deckbound
Sep 27, 2018 • 10 min
Live from the Blockchain Game Summit in Lyon, Jon talks to blockchain/gaming veteran Gareth Jenkins (Deckbound) about the current state of the sector.
Blockchain Gaming World #6
Sep 21, 2018 • 19 min
This week, we discuss Enjin’s ‘Multiverse’, Stick Cricket, the top performing blockchain games of August, and Blockchain Gamer Connects Helsinki. Host Jon Jordan is joined by James from BlockchainGamer.biz.
BCGW Special: Alto’s Crypto Game Challenge
Sep 13, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, we talk to Alto.io’s Gabby Dizon about the Crypto Game Challenge and its ‘Item First’ approach to blockchain gaming.
Blockchain Gaming World #5
Sep 7, 2018 • 22 min
In this week’s news roundup, Jon and James discuss: Did someone mean to spend 600 ETH on a Gen 9 CryptoKitty? Is the falling price of crypto good or bad? The launch of MLB Crypto Baseball And will Apple and Google play nice with blockchain games?
Blockchain Gaming World episode 4
Aug 24, 2018 • 18 min
This week, we talk with James from BlockchainGamer.biz about: The ambition of mobile, AR/VR, location-based shooter Reality Clash Hash Rush’s 10,000-strong beta War Rider’s item pre-sale PC blockchain game distribution platforms Robot Cache and Korrobox…
Blockchain Gaming World #3
Aug 17, 2018 • 16 min
In this week’s episode, we’re joined by James from BlockchainGamer.biz, and we discuss: Zombie Battleground’s $350k Kickstarter Gods Unchained $1.2m pre-sale MLB Crypto Baseball’s launch plus Mythereum going live on Bitguild, KamaGames’ token sale and…
BGW: Talking to Soccer Manager Crypto & XAYA
Aug 16, 2018 • 16 min
In this special edition podcast, we talk to Andrew Colosimo (CEO, XAYA) and Andy Gore (Soccer Manager Crypto) about how they started working together and why SMC is being released on the XAYA blockchain games platform.
Blockchain Gaming Week #2
Aug 10, 2018 • 21 min
In this week’s episode, we’re joined by BlockchainGamer.biz editor James, and we talk about: Blockchain games including ETH.TOWN, Axie Infinity, Hash Rush, Zombie Battleground and Gods Unchained, Various AR/VR blockchain projects, and new blockchain…
Blockchain Gaming Week #1
Aug 3, 2018 • 18 min
Hello and welcome to the first episode of Blockchain Gaming Week, in which we cover: Zombie Battleground’s $300k Kickstarter Cryptic Conjure’s pre-item sale ETH.Town’s launch Various blockchain game companies’ esports deals Partnerships between WAX &…