Welcome to the Decentralized Gaming Association
This is the start of a new site dedicated to the decentralization of blockchain gaming. A gap in the market exists that we found ourselves able to fill.
While blockchain is synonymous with decentralization, most of the blockchain games we see today are not pushing to become decentralized. One can argue that the real benefits of blockchain games can only be realized with full decentralization.
One of the biggest benefits of blockchain in gaming is the aspect of true ownership. In traditional online games, the players never truly own their characters, the items acquired, or the skill levels obtained, but in blockchain gaming that can change. The permissionless nature of blockchain means that once a player owns an item it is theirs until they decide to trade it.
But there is a problem! The tokens of blockchain games may be truly decentralized but the assets connected to the token are typically centralized. If the developer’s servers go offline, or the team becomes bankrupt, then you lose the asset that you obtained. This would not meet any definition of true ownership.
This is where a fully open-source and decentralized game would be better for the users: undeniable true ownership.
Why don’t we see more decentralized games?
Taking the fully decentralized path results in a better product for the users, it is a harder path for developers to take. New techniques are required that entail interesting nuances. Therefore few teams have attempted to figure out solutions to the challenges. Consequently, there is a relative lack of information to become educated on what’s required to build a decentralized blockchain game.
The void of information was seen as an opportunity for a group of dedicated people to come together and create high-quality content that educates the world on decentralized blockchain gaming.
DecentralizedGaming.io is a website for an informal association of teams and individuals that has a Discord chat channel at its nexus where we exchange ideas, thoughts, and news on gaming. Our primary focus is upon games that can be decentralized via blockchain technology.
The raison d’être for the group is to encourage the production of complex online games that have the same complexity as games we already play, but with a decentralized architecture.
For more about us, see our About page.