Forte has announced Hi-Rez Studios, Netmarble, Magmic, nWay, and DECA Games as its next set of esteemed game developer partners. Each company will be integrating Forte’s open and easy-to-use blockchain platform into one of its games, unlocking new economic and creative opportunities for both the developers and their player communities. They join Forte’s previously announced developer partners, Disruptor Beam, Other Ocean, and Kongregate.
“We’re thrilled to partner with such a diverse group of recognized leaders from the games industry,” said Josh Williams, Forte’s Cofounder and CEO. “Their deep knowledge in creating engaging, player-first experiences is essential to informing the innovative game designs and business models of tomorrow, and bringing the benefits of blockchain technology to the mainstream. Together, we’ll work towards building a more open, equitable, and sustainable ecosystem that addresses many of the issues found today in the games industry.”
“We’re excited to be at the forefront of the next paradigm shift in gaming with Forte. Forte’s platform abstracts the vast complexity of blockchain technology into something any game developer can easily and seamlessly integrate into their games. Blockchain technology opens up new and innovative ways for players to interact with games, and each other, in ways that benefit all parties. We’re only just scratching the surface on blockchain’s potential in games, and the team at Forte’s rich history in games and thoughtful approach to its platform makes them the perfect partner for Magmic.” — Mohammad Agha, CEO, Magmic
Forte’s blockchain platform benefits both existing and future titles. It unlocks never-before-possible revenue streams in traditional game designs, while being versatile enough to serve as the economic and creative foundation for blockchain-native experiences. In addition, it provides players with newfound benefits by giving their time and effort spent in games real-world relevance.
Currently invite-only, Forte’s blockchain platform is architected to be free, open, and work across any game platform. It leverages open source protocols like Ethereum and Interledger to facilitate the creation of in-game assets which players own and enable cross-chain transactions, respectively. As it matures, the platform will progressively decentralize into one that’s owned and controlled by the games community at large rather than any one company.
Through its $100M developer fund, Forte is providing grants to qualifying game developers to integrate blockchain technology into both existing games, as well as bespoke projects. Forte does not ask for or require equity, revenue share, or other form of recuperation from developers.