The gaming industry is evolving rapidly and embracing the potential of Web3 technology; many blockchain-based games have emerged that aim to revolutionize the way we play. However, it’s essential to acknowledge the shortcomings of current Web3 gaming and how our experience at Slow Ninja is helping us create a more compelling and inclusive experience with Structs.
The Struggles of Web3 Gaming
One major issue with many blockchain games is the lack of fun and engaging gameplay. These games often prioritize earning cryptocurrency over creating enjoyable experiences for players. As a result, players are left with repetitive, uninteresting tasks that feel more like work than play.
In addition, blockchain games often suffer from accessibility barriers due to poor design choices and onboarding processes that exclude potential players. High costs for participation and steep learning curves make it challenging for newcomers to dive into the world of Web3 gaming.
Furthermore, despite being touted as decentralized, many blockchain games still rely on Web2 functionality. Game developers maintain significant control over the game’s infrastructure and assets, undermining the core principles of decentralization.
Our Experience: Setting Structs Apart
At Slow Ninja, we’ve spent years honing our craft, analyzing the latest technologies, and waiting for the right time to build a project that truly showcases what the next generation of gaming can be. We started with Coindroids, the first blockchain-powered game. However, Coindroids was, itself, very centralized and lacked compelling gameplay — missteps we learned from, and lessons we are now applying to Structs.
One key aspect of our approach is our focus on the user experience. We believe that a game can be both fun and meaningful while leveraging the power of blockchain technology. Structs is designed to be intuitive and engaging, with a variety of gameplay modes that cater to different playstyles. Whether you’re an explorer, extractor, exchanger, expander, or exterminator, there’s something for you in Structs.
Another important aspect of our approach is our commitment to decentralization. We believe that players should have full sovereignty over their game experience, and that’s why we’re building on the Cosmos SDK. This technology allows us to have full control over the user experience while still enabling true decentralization. Players can own their assets and participate in the game economy without relying on centralized servers or other intermediaries.
Web3 gaming has a lot of potential, but it will only succeed if it can deliver compelling gameplay, accessibility, and true decentralization. Slow Ninja is excited to be at the forefront of this movement, building a game that we believe will set a new standard for blockchain games. Join us on our journey as we embark on creating the future of gaming with Structs.