The game Lightnite has added a new dimension to their game and the Bitcoin ecosystem. The light version of Fortnite focuses on the Lightning Network for micropayments.
They now announced that they have developed something different in collaboration with Blockstream: in-game strategies and assets. This is made possible by the implementation of the Liquid Network.
With Lightnite, gamers can earn rewards in BTC through the Lightning Network. But gamers can also trade various unique items in the game. Cryptopolitan writes that the integration of NFT’s in the game will help to attract more people to the network.
NFT stands for non-fungible tokens. This is nothing new in the world of Ethereum. Companies like Enjin have been working on this for quite some time. Perhaps the best known example is the concept of the CryptoKitties.
Now Lightnite shows that this concept is also made on the Bitcoin sidechain. According to Carlos Roldan of Satoshi Games, the game tokens will become available on the Liquid Network as soon as the game is fully launched.
Liquid is a (commercial) product of Blockstream. You can use it to create these NFTs. The advantage of this is that you can also make unique items genuinely unique. In the current gaming industry you have to trust the developer of the game that a certain pack/item is really unique or rare.
Players can now look in the Block Explorer and verify the status of the particular item. These items have different ratings, from ‘Legendary 1’ to ‘Normal’.
If a certain item (such as a hoverboard, weapon or wearable) is not picked up or discovered by the gamers, it will eventually regain control of the game. This way you have the guarantee that the supply of these items will remain intact.
However, these NFTs also create a new market. You can use these items to trade for Bitcoin, for example. At this time, the game has not yet been fully released. You can play the game for 20 dollars.