Imagine Super Smash Bros in the blockchain world
Galaxy Fight Club allows NFT holders to deploy their avatars in PvP battles across PC and mobile. If interoperability is the Holy Grail of the metaverse, then this type of cross platform gaming is a step in that direction.
Picture a Bored Ape engaging in battle with a mfer. Or a Doggie heading headlong into conflict with a Cool Cat. This is the scenario that Galaxy Fight Club (GFC) brings to the world of play-to-earn gaming. And to allow for smoother gameplay and improved user experience, developers have based the important parts of the game on-chain. The more intensive, processed-oriented parts take place off-chain.
Cross Intellectual Property (Cross-IP) gaming is GFC’s main feature. In order for people to play with their own NFTs in the 3v3 team tournament mode, they will need to own a Galaxy Fighter. 10,129 of them were minted and the floor price currently sits at 0.52 ETH ($1,564.57) on OpenSea.
Some quick facts
- Location – A planet known as Bruna 8
- Year – 2049 (four years after Ready Player One)
- Native Token – GCOIN
- Blockchain – Polygon
- NFT Standard – ERC-721 deployed on Ethereum mainnet
- Gas Prices – Minimal. Fighters, along with their weapons and traits, are stored on-chain. Everything else is stored in an off-chain database.
How does cross-IP gaming work?
The thought of a world without boundaries is tantalizing. It’s the dream of everyone who believes in the power of the blockchain. But how is GFC realizing their cross-IP world where NFT avatars are no longer constrained by the traditional barriers of siloed platforms?
There are a few interesting ways that GFC is able to incorporate characters from other NFT collections into its game:
- NFT Ownership. The unique selling point of NFTs, that they are securely owned by a single wallet, is the basis for GFC’s ability to use the image in its game. Once the developer of a collection sells an NFT, they no longer hold the copyright of that specific artwork. So if someone wants to play as the NFT character within GFC, all they need to do is allow the game to create a derivative artwork that looks exactly the same as the NFT in question. So it’s not necessarily the NFT that players are playing with in GFC – but it is something that looks exactly like it.
- Partnerships. GFC is currently partnered with a number of NFT projects, including Metakey, BOTB, Animas, Wicked Cranium, Alien Boy, BYOPILL and more. Ideally, GFC will partner with as many NFT projects as possible so that its artwork precisely matches the original. But if NFT developers choose not to partner with GFC, GFC will create a very good approximation of the NFT for us inside its game arena. Depending on how big GFC grows, NFT projects might soon be queuing up to partner with the cross-IP platform.
- Unity. GFC is built on the gaming development tool Unity. Unity comes with a range of ready-made components for sound, physics, rendering and control. Building on the back of something designed for online gaming allows the GFC developers to create at speed and make any necessary changes quickly. Bearing in mind the amount of moving parts cross-IP gameplay entails, GFC’s ability to move at pace is a key contributing factor in allowing it to create the world it has.
What’s coming up in the Galaxy Fight Club roadmap?
The GFC roadmap looks busy for 2022. And developers have already hit many of their planned milestones. Their white paper exists in version 2.0 and the new game trailer is available to view above.
Take a look below at GFC’s official 2022 roadmap. It might look like the future of blockchain gaming.