Arcade Colony Overview

Introduction & Overview Arcade Colony

Arcade Colony is a web-based platform where mainstream games can deploy web3 features. Newly created games as well as previously released games can now add tokens, digital collectibles, trading, renting, earning, and governance to their games. Thus, Arcade Colony hosts a series of published games similar to the Epic Gamestore, Apple App Store, Google Playstore, or Steam, but unlike web2 publishers Arcade Colony augments new and existing games into Web3 games.

Developers that list games on Arcade Colony take advantage of one of the largest web3 player bases in the world because the company behind Arcade Colony, Invennium Corp, is a subsidiary of Splinterlands, which is one of the largest web3 games with billions of games played and billions of on-chain transactions.

As a starting point game publishers can list their games on Arcade Colony and simply get marketing exposure to the ecosystem. A deeper integration for games on Arcade Colony allows publishers to utilize our unique reward system. These rewards can be in the form of tokens and digital collectibles that are held in a player’s Arcade Colony blockchain account. These rewards can be associated with the entire Arcade Colony ecosystem or just to one particular game on it. With this technology web2 games that integrate can incorporate earnable, rentable, and tradable tokens and rewards into their game as well as governance to oversee the game economy.

Arcade Colony doesn't seek to render Web2 obsolete, but rather to link Web2 and Web3 together in mutually beneficial partnership. Web2 and free to play methods of play are fantastic funnels to onboard new users into games. Arcade Colony allows publishers to augment Web2 games to introduce buying, selling, trading, renting, and earning, which ultimately help the game and community monetize their activity. For the first time, a game that’s already been launched into Web2 and had a successful run can have a revival as a Web3 game where the existing player base is able to buy, sell, trade, and earn various aspects of the game. Publishers can also choose to make their games Web3 optional, allowing old school players to continue playing the game they love in Web2 as they always have, while players looking for a Web3 experience can participate on an economic level previously inaccessible. By seamlessly integrating Web2 and Web3, Arcade Colony empowers publishers and players alike to craft their optimized gaming experience.

While numerous ecosystems discuss creating games around asset ownership, this focus often remains limited to the mere addition of NFTs or cryptocurrency to an otherwise unchanged experience. The full Arcade Colony technology stack, on the other hand, empowers publishers to achieve a much more profound integration into Web3, including marketplaces, historical data archive, and increased decentralization.

By joining the Arcade Colony family, you will benefit from our experienced team's product to ensure a successful gaming experience for our players. We’re one of the first web3 gaming companies in existence and we’ve scaled into the BILLIONS. We will work with you on the implementation of DAOs, governance tokens, and an independent validator network on a layer 2, all of which contribute to a decentralized gaming experience where the players and owners are the ultimate arbiters!

The core components of Arcade Colony are a(n):

  1. directory of games for product discovery

  2. player driven marketplace

  3. publisher managed shop

  4. account management screen to view assets and tokens across games

  5. full transaction history that can be sorted by year

  6. payment system that allows direct payment to publisher

  7. authentication system that allows users from different platforms to validate users

  8. collection of bridging services to allow desired assets to interoperate

  9. smart contract platform that allows minting, issuing, transferring, and renting of fungible and non-fungible tokens

  10. functioning Decentralized Autonomous Organization based on COLONY

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