The second most active blockchain, Telos, has announced partnerships with three gaming companies on April 28, bringing blockchain features to games on the Unity and Steam platforms.
Telos’ partnership with Blockbastards will see the network host the company’s upcoming Qudo platform, along with providing marketing and technical support.
Qudo is a token-based reward mechanism revolving around proof-of-gameplay that can be integrated into any game built using the Unity platform. Users can be rewarded for achieving certain goals, or simply for racking up hours of play.
According to Unity’s own figures, over 3.3 billion devices have run games built on the platform in the past year, so Qudo could potentially see a massive audience exposed to cryptocurrency rewards.
The platform allows developers to focus on the gameplay experience, adding cryptocurrency rewards without a need for prior blockchain experience. According to Blockbastards managing director João Abrantes:
“In traditional gaming, we’ve seen that in-game credit systems tend to make the most money, and now we can offer this same experience on-chain with Qudo, running on the Telos network.”
Farm Game and Area X add a competitive element
The other two partnerships announced by Telos are with Farm Game and Area X.
The Farm Game platform enables betting on games such as Counter Strike, DOTA 2 and others on the Steam service. Sponsors can also create competition matches online by offering Telos (TLOS) tokens as prizes.
As of 2019, the Steam platform supported over 34,000 games and over 95 million monthly active users.
Area X is a social network of free HTML 5 games, built on the Telos blockchain and awarding prizes in TLOS and other tokens. Area X also holds tournaments whereby players pay a small entry fee in the hope of winning more tokens.
Telos Foundation CEO Suvi Rinkinen expressed the company’s desire to support the development of blockchain-based games, stating, “There are numerous benefits to integrating blockchain technology into games, and we look forward to working with Qudo, Area X, and Farm Game to ensure Telos helps them maximize their performance.”
However, Telos isn’t purely gaming-focused. As Cointelegraph reported, the company recently teamed up with Genobank to launch an app helping people to access anonymous COVID-19 testing.