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March 30, 2023

GDC 2023 Recap: Invisible Blockchain Gaming Experiences with SKALE

Sydney Jacobs
Content and Comms Manager

GDC 2023 was nothing short of extraordinary, as it showcased the brilliance of trailblazers and experts in the gaming industry. From groundbreaking technologies to out-of-the-box ideas, the event celebrated creativity, innovation, and a preview of what's to come for the gaming industry. Mainly, a significant shift in the preferences of Web2 gamers was observed as they began to explore the realm of Web3 gaming after years of hesitation. The ownership of in-game assets, cost-effectiveness, and the improvement of visuals or advancement of design capabilities have become compelling reasons for Web2 gamers to explore Web3 gaming.

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At GDC, the SKALE team actively engaged with participants to discuss the benefits of utilizing SKALE's state-of-the-art infrastructure built for both gaming developers and gamers. The SKALE booth was a hub of activity, complete with SKALE swag, where attendees could demo games like Empire's Gambit, Prospectors NFT, and 0xBattleground, all built on SKALE. Players got to experience the action and excitement of these games without even knowing that they were built on blockchain technology. ​​This seamless user experience was made possible by SKALE's modular multi-chain architecture, which enables gaming-specific chains to be quick, effective, and infinitely scalable.

Watch SKALE Co-Founder & CEO Jack O'Holleran and GDC attendees play 0xBattleGround at the SKALE Booth
ProspectorsNFT Demo
Empire's Gambit Trailer

SKALE’s panel discussion featured specialists in the field of blockchain gaming. The event, "The Next Generation of Blockchain Gaming: Where Fun Meets Functional," addressed the obstacles blockchain gaming faces and examined how blockchain technology and NFT utility can foster player loyalty and enhance the gaming experience. The panel, moderated by SKALE's Co-Founder and CEO Jack O'Holleran, brought together leaders from Quorum Control GmbH, MetaMask SDK, Consensys, and Prospectors NFT, who shared their unique viewpoints on the role of blockchain gaming in the industry's future.

Want more GDC x SKALE content? Check out live interviews from SKALE partners 0xBattleground and Empires Gambit. Discover insights into their GDC experience and how their games enhance the player experience.

SKALE @ GDC - Interview with Crypto Colosseum Founder, Topper Bowers
SKALE @ GDC - Interview with 0xBattleGround CEO, Domenik Maier

GDC 2023 marked a turning point for the gaming industry as it embraced the potential of Web3 gaming and blockchain technology. The event highlighted the exciting future of invisible blockchain gaming experiences, with SKALE at the forefront of this innovation. The discussions, demos, and live interviews showcased the transformative power of blockchain gaming and its ability to create a seamless, engaging experience for both Web2 and Web3 gamers. As the industry continues to evolve, it is evident that blockchain gaming will play a significant role in shaping the future landscape of gaming experiences. 

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