Angry gamers visited Storybook Brawl on Steam for fear of non-fungible token (NFT) and blockchain integration after FTX acquired developers Good Luck Games.
Storybook Brawl is a free-to-play card game that launched on the online gaming platform Steam in mid-2021. The game’s review history showed massive support until March 22nd, the exact day FTX US announced the acquisition.
The game has since gone into “extremely negative” status, with 600 of the last 761 reviews being negative. While anyone who has not played the game can leave a review as it does not require a purchase, many of the reviews are coming from players who have spent a significant amount of time playing the game.
Steam user the asnuggle kit, who has spent over 130 hours playing the game, wrote: “We don’t support NFT in this house. Tragic end for a master robotic leader.” Another player named King Bear, who played over 60 hours, wrote:
Good Luck Games has been acquired by FTX, a cryptocurrency company, as a means of “aiding crypto-picking players.” “I don’t want to get involved in this, and I don’t want cryptocurrency to “invade” what interests me. Removed.
Ratings for Storybook Brawl: Steam
As part of the acquisition, Storybook Brawl will be integrated into FTX US’s blockchain gaming division, as FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried outlines the company’s broader plans to integrate “game and cryptocurrency transactions in a way that has yet to be implemented.” in this room. ”
In a speech on March 23, Good Luck Games founder Matt Bliss confirmed that this is good news for the player and the company as it finally has the funds to move the game to Triple-A.
This may not do much to assuage the fears of a large number of crypto skeptics, but Place also notes that FTX US has not advocated incorporating blockchain technology into the game:
“We will explore blockchain technology […] how we can use it to create value to entertain players. When we discover it, we will include it in the game, and if we don’t, we have no mandate to do so.”
While NFT, crypto, and blockchain have become widespread among artists and gamers, there are still a large number of skeptics in both communities.
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The main hurdles for many crypto opponents are often related to alleged fraud, money laundering and the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies – despite the fact that more energy-efficient blockchain solutions are available for gaming than Proof-of-Work chains.
So far, many traditional games and companies have handled the bulk of the anger over potential mergers, including Ubisoft and Discord, a social media platform popular with gamers and developers Electronic Arts, and Worms Team17.