Fire up your Playstation or your Xbox and… something happens somewhere. Some server in a place you’ve never heard of logs in your device, tells you which of your friends are online, and makes sure you’re both shooting at the same set of zombies at the same time.
The developers know how it works and they now how to fix it if things go wrong. But the gamers? Even the ones who know how to make sure that they’re the last one standing in Fortnite have no idea how gaming technology works. And they don’t need to. They just need to know where to hide and how to take a good headshot.
Blockchain gaming, though, feels different. Whenever a new game is released that makes the most of blockchain technology, the promotional material talks up the stuff under the hood. We’re told about the benefits of decentralization, reminded that we can keep the assets we create, and are told about the unique sales points of the particular blockchain the game is using.
The gameplay can sometimes come second to the wonders of the newest protocol. That’s something that Gala Games is trying to change.