FYX (formerly Kronoverse) has tested the CryptoFights battle game on the Bitcoin mainnet in public for the first time. The test passed with very few issues, and FYX CEO Adam Kling promised to roll out the latest version to CryptoFights’ army of beta testers.
Kling (whose character’s name is “Adam”) performed the test on a Periscope livestream with a battle against FYX’s UX Lead, Valeria “Dwarfina” Stoyanova.
Testing CryptoFights on BItcoin SV Mainnet! https://t.co/MKWVlp18J5
— CryptoFights (@CryptoFights) May 11, 2021
CryptoFights is a turn-based battle game with a fantasy theme, in which players enter a tournament with an entry fee. Though the game itself looks relatively simple, there are complicated combinations of skills and abilities players acquire as they play and work their way up from beginner level.
Players select the abilities they want to use, and just like the role-playing table games CryptoFights is based on, roll dice to see how well they used them. This makes CryptoFights battles a combination of strategy and luck, with real assets at stake—very similar to a real-life fight, only with better visuals.
How the CryptoFights battle stream went
Though Kling quipped about having “zero viewers” at the start of the livestream on Periscope, stats now show that over 4,100 people have viewed the video.
“I’m going to use Hide, because I don’t want to lose any of my XP. Since you don’t have enough intelligence, it might be difficult for you to find me, hopefully,” Stoyanova said. She was referring there to the players’ CryptoFights characters’ range of skills and special abilities, which players build as they progress through the game levels.
“Dwarfina” made good use of her talents, and soundly defeated “Adam” in the first match. For her efforts, she won a KSAT token-based cash prize and new suit of armor to use in future rounds. The only problem the two encountered was when Dwarfina’s winnings weren’t immediately recorded in her balance. However, a restart solved the issue and the battle proceeded.
Adam took his revenge in the second match—although Dwarfina had new armor and got some lucky dice rolls, it wasn’t enough to beat Adam’s power attack.
The stream was both a test and a good demonstration of CryptoFights’ gameplay, including commentary by the players on how and why they used certain strategies against their opponents.
Playing for real money this time
“It’s gonna be exciting, because our players have been testing the game for so long with test cash, and they’re really looking forward to playing with real money. And it looks like it’s happening, because we’re able to play with real money right now,” Stoyanova said.
Data on all CryptoFights game moves, player records and game items are stored on the Bitcoin blockchain. Players can access this historic data to analyze their past moves and strategies, but the blockchain also provides an auditable record of games in case a player is ever accused of cheating, or if there’s a bug in the system.
Regular game players will understand the frustrations associated with these problems, and should be pleased to see a fairer game emerge. Fyx, which recently launched an entire gaming platform to develop Bitcoin blockchain games, has been beta-testing CryptoFights since early 2020, making substantial improvements to its design and player experience along the way.
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