“It is the first major game that uses the Litecoin blockchain for all its interactions,” said LTC creator Charlie Lee.
In an online event prepared by the Litecoin Foundation on September 15, Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee and CipSoft CEO Stephan Vogler announced the launch of LiteBringer, a fantasy RPG that runs on the Litecoin blockchain.
“It is the first major game that uses the Litecoin blockchain for all its interactions,” said Lee.
Vogler said the game is fully decentralized, which means that all users must be running a Litecoin node to play. He also noted that access depends entirely on whether players have at least some Litecoin available. The game supposedly includes a “Litecoin tap”, which can allow some users to get some Litecoin for free if they don’t want to or can’t transfer yours.
“Every move in the game is a transaction on the Litecoin blockchain that creates value,” said Vogler. “If you are a good player, LiteBringer will live up to its name and can bring you some Litecoins.”
According to Vogler, all weapons, characters and items in LiteBringer are stored on the LTC blockchain. He assured viewers that the technology was “absolutely secure and decentralized”, as private keys are never transmitted. CipSoft reportedly chose the LTC blockchain for its popularity and the fact that it has low transaction fees of “less than a penny per transaction”.
CipSoft’s foray into blockchain-based RPGs is not the first time that a blockchain or crypto company has seen the potential of players to advance adoption. In May, Atari announced that it had partnered with the Litecoin Foundation to allow players to pay for their next Video Computer System. Infinite Fleet, an online game that uses encryption, is currently under the leadership of Blockstream’s Chief Strategy Officer, Samson Mow.
“Blockchain technology has enormous potential for online games in general,” said Vogler. “I think there will be games for every popular blockchain, sooner or later.”