Manel Sort, CEO and co-founder of Games for a Living (G4AL), is reportedly working on a new free-to-play game that focuses on stellar graphics and engaging narratives. In detail, the game will be in the form of Elemental Raiders, a free-to-play turn-based PvP and PvE game. The transactions for the new game’s in-game asset will be built on the G4AL private blockchain.
Speaking about the free-to-play concept, Sort, who is also one of the pioneers behind Candy Crush, remarked:
Lowering the entry barrier in terms of cost was one of the things that expanded the global gaming audience beyond its previous limits. Free-to-play developers had initially hoped to appeal to a core gaming audience, but by removing initial buy-in costs we ended up attracting people who would never otherwise have played games.
Sort further added that providing enjoyable base games with additional in-game purchases brings in more game lovers. Also, the ongoing revenue generated by in-app purchases gives developers ongoing funding to develop new features and update the game over time.
Reports claim that free-to-play games make up the top three most-played games of all time. On mobile phones, where free-to-play games with in-game purchases truly flourished, the model’s popularity is even more pronounced, with games like PUBG Mobile boasting 1.1 billion downloads after launching in 2018.
Games for a Living brings blockchain gaming to people across the world. It creates, publishes, and facilitates blockchain games, with features such as NFTs or tokens, that serve players with fun, entertainment, and visually stunning graphics as in conventional AAA games.