Cryptocurrency wallet maker Ledger is adding a blockchain game, Cometh Battle, to its Ledger Live app. The company announced the new project on Wednesday (11).
The company’s software application — designed to provide a more robust interface for users to view their trades and manage cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum — will now also allow users to play a Web3 game.
Cometh Battle is a free-to-play digital sci-fi game, which launched open beta on the Polygon Network in May 2022. Its in-game assets are NFTs that can be bought, sold, or rented. It’s also PVP, which means that every player faces each other in live online matches, just like in the popular game Hearthstone.
Watch the Cometh Battle trailer below:
Players receive 40 cards and a free NFT spaceship when starting out, and then these starting assets can be traded in or upgraded.
Ledger’s inclusion of the Web3 game is noteworthy as it will not be limited to Ledger hardware owners. Anyone can download the Ledger app, create an account on the blockchain associated with the game through Ledger Live — in this case, Polygon — and play.
Cometh CEO Jerome de Tychey believes that having the game on Ledger Live will make the experience safer and more seamless for players.
“The numerous hacks are often a limitation for new users to join Web3,” Tychey said in a statement. “This partnership with Ledger not only increases the security of our ecosystem, but also aims to safely integrate more players into Web3. We want to provide an environment where players can enjoy the game without constantly getting excited every time they sign a transaction.”
Cometh Battle is the first game to launch on Ledger Live, but Carl Anderson — Ledger’s vice president of consumer engineering — told Decrypt that the company wants to see its platform act as a hub for more Web3 games.
“We are an open platform,” Anderson said. “This is the first game on Ledger Live, and while there aren’t any other games on the roadmap yet, we look forward to seeing more in the future.”
If Ledger Live becomes a thriving destination for Web 3 games, it will give creators another option to reach players amid Apple’s strict new policy on NFTs and Steam’s outright rejection of NFTs.
The Epic Games Store has allowed NFT games so far, while Gala Games has developed its own distribution platform to attract gamers. Ledger’s entry into the emerging market indicates that the Web3 gaming ecosystem is still in its infancy – with plenty of room for growth.
Translated with permission from Decode
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