Dissatisfied gamers were shocked by Storybook Brawl on Steam due to concerns about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain integration following FTX’s acquisition of cryptocurrency developer exchange Good Luck Games.
Storybook Brawl is a free-to-play automated card battle launched on the online gaming platform Steam in mid-2021. The game’s review history showed huge support until March 22, when FTX US announced its acquisition.
The game has since gone into “highly negative” status, with 600 of the last 761 reviews being negative. While anyone who hasn’t played the game can leave a review since it doesn’t require a purchase, many of the reviews come from players who have spent a significant amount of time playing the game.
Steam user asnugglekitten, who has played the game for over 130 hours, wrote: “We do not support NFT in this family. A tragic end for the great driver robot.” Another player named King Bear, who scored over 60 hours, wrote:
Good Luck Games was acquired by cryptocurrency company FTX to “help cryptocurrencies.” I do not want to participate in this and do not want cryptocurrencies to “interfere” with what I do. I am interested in this. Deleted.”
Storybook Review: Steam
As part of the acquisition, Storybook Brawl will be integrated into FTX US’s blockchain gaming division, with FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried laying out the company’s broader plans to integrate “gaming and cryptocurrency transactions” in a way not yet seen in the field. . ”
Speaking on the go on March 23, Good Luck Games founder Matt Bliss also confirmed that this is good news for the player and the company as it finally has the funds to take the game to an A.
It may not do much to allay concerns about a large number of crypto skeptical gamers, but Bliss also notes that FTX US is not in favor of including blockchain technology in the game:
“We will explore blockchain technology […] how we can use it to create value and entertainment for players. When we find it, we will launch it, and if not, we do not have the authority to do so.”
While NFTs, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain are widely used by both artists and gamers, there are still many skeptics in both communities.
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The main pitfalls for many anti-crypto players are often the perception, criticism, and environmental impact of cryptocurrencies, despite more energy-efficient blockchain solutions available for gaming than resistance chains work.
To date, many traditional games and companies have responded to the hype with potential mergers, including Ubisoft, Discord, a social media platform popular with gamers, Electronic Arts, and the Worms17 development team.