Ethereum-based payment platform OmiseGo, is moving into a notable decentralized application (DAap) network with the launch of the first DApp on its platform.
OmiseGo announced that Plasma Dog, a 2D comical game was now available on its DApp network.
About the Plasma Dog Game
Plasma Dog, which was created by Hoard, a development group for crypto video games, can best be described as an old-school game built to the fancy of crypto enthusiast.
Graphically, it follows an 80’s styled, 2D side-scroller just like the original Super Mario. It, however, uses several terms associated with the cryptocurrency community. One would find game villains named after common problems in the crypto space—problems like node collusion, invalid blocks, double spends, and faulty child chains.
As the key character, the plasma dog makes its way in the game world or ‘blockchain world’, it is rewarded with UXTO tokens. These tokens are also issued like basic points to standard players. The tokens accumulated are then sent from the game server to the player’s wallet from where it can be traded.
According to Community Manager for the Hoard team Chris Robison, Plasma Dog which is named after the Plasma scaling solution “demonstrates that Plasma MVP can scalably process real-time gaming transactions. And it’s running without a hitch.”
Crypto, gaming and Financial Inclusion
OmiseGo is.an effort to bank the unbanked in line with cryptocurrency’s tenet of financial inclusion. Information on its website shows that the platform aims to enable financial inclusion and interoperability through the public, decentralized OMG network.
Hoard explained that though OmiseGo was not particularly a gaming platform. The game helps it fulfill its goal of providing financial services in the bitcoin.
“The partnership is a match made in crypto-heaven because OmiseGO’s ambitious mission is to Unbank the Banked. Consider this: who is more “banked” than gamers? Except for a handful of blockchain-based game experiments, all video game assets ever are held by a custodian — their games’ servers.”
Plasma Dog is currently deployed to the OMG test network but will soon be deployed to Hoard’s software development kit (SDK), according to the statement.