This guide shows you how to create a cryptocurrency game using Unity, an open-source game engine. You’ll learn how to integrate cryptocurrencies into your game, and even make your own cryptocurrency from scratch!
With this information, you can use your knowledge to build any type of game that incorporates blockchain technology. Here’s what we’ll cover in this guide
How to Create a Cryptocurrency Game in Unity
Crypto Game Basics
(Skip if writing from scratch) A cryptocurrency game is just like any other game that you would play on your computer, except that its main feature is centered around cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. To set up a cryptocurrency game, start by creating your basic backend infrastructure using APIs and cloud services.
Then use tools such as GIMP and Blender to create assets for your user interface (UI). In other words, create UI assets through an online photo editor or create them manually using 2D animation software. When creating tokens or coins within a game, you should stick with basic shapes (circles, squares, etc.) and avoid using clip art.
You should also consider creating your own cryptocurrency. This can be done through several steps: you can use an online service such as Coingen or create one yourself using Ethereum, which offers online tools that make it simple to create your own cryptocurrency. If you choose to do it yourself, you will need to write down your currency’s details and how they relate with others;
there are several guides available on how to do so, but it’s easier if you have some programming skills. Before launching your game, you should also find people who are interested in testing out new features or even playing for free.
Choose a Platform
The first step is to choose which platform you want your game to be built for. There are several platforms that accept cryptocurrency as payment, including Steam, The Apple App Store, and mobile-based platforms like Android and iOS. As you may already know, these large commercial app stores use fiat currencies (USD or EUR) rather than cryptocurrencies. That doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to create a cryptocurrency game though! So how do we do it?
Using our example of building a game for Steam, we would begin by setting up our wallet. If you’re still new to cryptocurrencies, and if your game needs an in-game economy you should set up an account with one of the major exchanges like Binance, Bitfinex, or Bittrex (or even find one on LocalBitcoins if they are available near you).
Once your account is set up, use your exchange’s deposit function to transfer any supported coins into your wallet. Then create an output address – also sometimes called an output script or script hash – that lets people send money from their cryptocurrency wallet directly into yours.
Get Started with CrytpoKitties
CryptoKitties is the first mainstream, blockchain-based game. It was launched by Canadian startup Axiom Zen in November 2017. In their own words, CryptoKitties is kind of like Beanie Babies on Ethereum but cuter and more collectible…
They’re kind of right — think about it: you buy virtual cats as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), each with its own unique identifier. Then you can trade your CryptoKitty for other CryptoKitties or for Ether, which is Ethereum’s cryptocurrency. Oh, and each of these cats has different features: hair color and length; eye shape; tail type; and so on.
If you want to learn how to make your own cryptocurrency game, CryptoKitties is an excellent example. To quote their site: CryptoKitties are cryptocollectiblesTM that you can buy, sell, or trade…This is what happens when blockchain technology meets cute cats! They may not be *exactly* like Beanie Babies (or Beanie Babies might not even still exist), but they’re pretty close.
In addition to making money, you can use cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether to purchase goods and services online. So what exactly are cryptocurrencies? They’re decentralized digital currencies that act as an exchange medium between parties.
For example, if you owned crypto called BadCoin you could send one BadCoin from your address to another person (let’s call them Bob). Bob would then have one BadCoin less, while you would have one more. It sounds confusing right now, but it will make sense when you create your own cryptocurrency game!
Unlike regular money, cryptocurrencies aren’t controlled by any government or bank. Instead, they exist on a blockchain. The blockchain is just an ever-growing list of records that are linked and secured using cryptography. This cryptography makes it virtually impossible for anyone to alter any transaction data after it has been recorded without alerting everyone else on the network.
Cryptokitties was founded by Axiom Zen in October 2017. This smart contract-based game allows players to purchase and breed digital cats with ether (the Ethereum cryptocurrency). The popularity of these virtual kitties is based on their rarity; each cat has a unique genome that is set at birth, making them impossible to replicate or hack.
Because all information about each Cryptokitty is stored on a public ledger, it’s possible for anyone to verify its authenticity. You can earn Cryptokitties through breeding or by purchasing them from other users with ether. They can then be sold back to other users, who are relying on supply and demand to determine fair market value.
Buy low, sell high! Playing Cryptokitties couldn’t be simpler—just choose which kitty you want and how much you’re willing to pay for it—and once a deal is made, payment is instant thanks to Ethereum technology. As an added bonus, there are also six hidden CryptoKitties inside every Genesis Cat: collect them all! Together they make up what’s known as the Gen 0.2 Kitties Collection. If you own one of these special breeds, keep reading!
CryptoKitties is a game based on cryptographically unique digital assets that you can buy and sell, called CryptoKitties. Each cat is one-of-a-kind and 100% owned by you; it cannot be replicated, taken away, or destroyed.
The cats are all stored on Ethereum’s blockchain network—meaning they exist as code—but players can buy their kitties with regular old currency. This digital nature means your kitty will live forever! You can have your cat sire other CryptoKitties and breed new colors and traits onto future generations. This generates even more value for them and they become ever more collectible.
You can play CryptoKitties in three ways: On your computer, on a web app, or on an iOS or Android app. Since it’s based on Ethereum, anyone can create their own version of CryptoKitties. It’s worth noting that each kitty exists as code and cannot be replicated, taken away, or destroyed.
To get started buying and selling your own kitties you need some ether (ETH), which is Ethereum’s cryptocurrency. You can buy ETH with US dollars via Coinbase. Once you have ETH you can send it to an Ethereum wallet—we recommend MetaMask since it’s easy-to-use and cross-platform—and then purchase kitties from CryptoKitties itself.
Winning at Games of Chance
Cryptocurrencies have been around for just about 10 years now, and it’s only within that time frame that they’ve become increasingly mainstream. However, cryptocurrencies have gotten mixed reviews over time; some praise them as viable investment options while others criticize them as unreliable or dangerous.
It’s certainly true that cryptocurrency is not without its risks, but investing in cryptocurrency can be hugely profitable if you know what you’re doing. So how do you win at games of chance? The answer: by diversifying your cryptocurrency portfolio. Don’t put all your eggs into one basket!
If you put all your investment eggs into one basket and that basket is full of cryptocurrencies, you run an incredibly high risk of losing your shirt. If any single cryptocurrency crashes and burns, it will likely drag down any other cryptocurrencies you’ve invested in with it. It’s always better to invest in as many different types of cryptocurrency as possible. You’ll never eliminate risk completely, but at least you’ll spread out your risk over a wider number of cryptocurrencies.
Also Read: Which Cryptocurrency is Best for You?
-based strategy games have been around since chess was invented and have evolved into both online and mobile games. A player can play against other people or against computerized opponents. In many cases, players will control an army of units, which they must use strategically to defeat their opponents.
StarCraft is a popular example of an RTS game, though even mobile gamers can enjoy Clash Royale’s tower defense gameplay.
If you’re interested in creating a game that uses cryptocurrency as its core gameplay, here are some steps you can take. First, decide what kind of game you want to create. Strategy games have historically done well because they appeal to a wide variety of players and are easy for new users to pick up. Consider whether or not you’d like your game’s currency to be used by many different players over time or if it will only be usable during limited windows.