SUPERCAT announces game dev contest with a crypto reward

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South Korean game developer SUPERCAT announced a game dev contest with a crypto reward pool worth $10,000. The competition involves creating a video game in their free creation studio Punkland.

It runs from April 26th to June 26th, with up to 10 winners receiving evenly distributed portions of KLAY out of a prize pool worth $10,000.

Here’s a rundown on the game dev contest with a crypto reward:

SUPERCAT contest with a crypto reward

The contest runs from Apr 26- Jun 26. Teams or individual developers who publish games using the Punkland Web3 game development platform can enter those games into the contest to compete for $10,000 worth of KLAY in prizes to be awarded in the categories of RPGs, PVP games and minigames.

Punkland is a game development platform that allows users to make 2D multiplayer games without needing to know how to code.

Punkland is based on SUPERCAT’s previous platform, Nekoland, which allowed developers to make 2D MMOs and publish them to mobile platforms. Nekoland developers have earned millions in revenue since its debut in 2019.

Punkland differs from its predecessor in that it allows users to publish games directly to the web. It also allows developers to add Web3 functionality to their games, such as allowing players to mint in-game items as NFTs and to connect NFTs from other projects and games to their own projects.

With Punkland, developers can create in-game functionality tied to NFTs on a user’s wallet, and can make their games perform these checks without needing to know any coding. Developers can upload their own assets to make truly original games, and can also allow users to list in-game items they create as NFTs on OpenSea.

There’s been a lot of interest in implementing web3 technology such as blockchain and NFTs into videogames.

On one end of the spectrum, some crypto-based companies are outright buying game studios, while game developers on the other end look to acquire web3 companies and implement side chains as part of their content ecosystem. The concept of Play to Earn (P2E) as a new business model for video games has many gamers and even some influential figures in the games industry skeptical of its optimistic claims.

However, community projects and competitions like this one are a sign that there are some members of the web3 gaming community interested in actually building a community around this new wave of tech.

By embracing the tradition of indie game jams, SUPERCAT’s game dev contest with a crypto reward should pique the interest of any amateur game designers who are interested in joining the constantly evolving conversation around web3’s future impact on game design and the industry as a whole.

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Michael Valverde is a freelance writer and editor. His favorite video game is Half-Life.

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