Crypto-skeptic gamers review bomb Storybook Brawl after FTX buys it
Indignant players have evaluation bombed Storybook Brawl on Steam over fears of potential nonfungible token (NFT) and blockchain integrations following crypto trade FTX’s acquisition of its builders Good Luck Video games.
Storybook Brawl is a free-to-play auto-battle card recreation that was launched on on-line gaming platform Steam in mid-2021. The sport’s evaluation historical past confirmed an amazing quantity of help till March 22, the precise day FTX US introduced its acquisition.
Since that point, the sport has moved to an “overwhelmingly detrimental” standing with 600 out of the final 761 critiques being detrimental. Whereas it’s attainable for anybody who hasn’t performed the sport to go away suggestions as a result of it doesn’t require a purchase order, lots of the critiques are from gamers who’ve spent quite a lot of time on the sport.
“We don‘t help NFTs on this family. Tragic finish for an incredible auto battler,” wrote Steam consumer asnugglekitten, who has logged greater than 130 hours on the sport. One other participant known as King Bear, who has clocked greater than 60 hours wrote:
“Good Luck Video games was acquired by FTX, a cryptocurrency firm, as a approach to ‘assist crypto make inroads with players.’ I would like no a part of that and I don‘t need crypto ‘making inroads’ in issues I‘m serious about. Uninstalled.”
As a part of the acquisition, Storybook Brawl can be built-in into FTX US’s blockchain gaming unit, with FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried outlining the agency’s broader plans to ethically combine “gaming and crypto transactions in a method that hasn‘t but been finished on this house.”
Talking on the transfer on March 23, Good Luck Video games founder Matt Place additionally emphasised that it was excellent news for the participant and the corporate, because it lastly has the funding to convey the sport to a triple-A stage.
It could do little to quash the issues of the sturdy variety of crypto-skeptic players, however Place additionally famous that FTX US hasn’t positioned a requirement that blockchain tech is built-in into the sport:
“We’re going to discover blockchain expertise […] how we will really leverage that to make worth, to create enjoyable for gamers. Once we discover that, we’re gonna put it into the sport, and if we don’t, we don’t have a mandate that we’ve to do it.”
Whereas NFTs, crypto and blockchain have been extensively adopted by each artists and players, there are nonetheless massive numbers of skeptics in each communities.
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Main sticking factors for a lot of anti-crypto players usually revolve round perceived scams, money grabs and the environmental influence of crypto — regardless of extra power-efficient blockchain options obtainable for gaming than proof-of-work chains.
Up to now, many conventional video games and corporations have copped the brunt of shock over potential integrations together with Ubisoft, Discord, a social media platform fashionable amongst players, Digital Arts and Worms builders Team17.