Gala Games is pushing blockchain games forward into the mainstream as the company has announced that its upcoming blockchain games will be published on the Epic Games store, starting with their Wild West title, Grit.
This will mark the first time that a game that utilizes NFT and blockchain tech at the ground level will hit a mainstream gaming portal.
— Gala Games (@GoGalaGames) June 6, 2022
Interestingly, Epic Games’ main competitor, Valve, has banned NFT games from appearing in its Steam storefront. Epic Games has been more receptive, with CEO Tim Sweeney saying that “Epic Games Store will welcome games that make use of blockchain tech provided they follow the relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group.”
Epic Games Store will welcome games that make use of blockchain tech provided they follow the relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group. Though Epic's not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in the areas of technology and finance. https://t.co/6W7hb8zJBw
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) October 15, 2021
“Though Epic’s not using crypto in our games, we welcome innovation in the areas of technology and finance,” he adds.
The agreement allows Gala Games to tap into Epic Games massive player base, which comprises around 194 million users worldwide.
“Epic is a pioneer and visionary in the video game industry. Gala Games’ titles being available on the Epic Game Store brings legitimacy to this new genre of gaming,” said John Osvald, President of Games at Gala Games. “Easy access to Web3 games is a turning point for those players who have not yet seen how digital ownership can enrich the gaming experience,” he adds.
Gala’s GRIT, a ride-or-die battle royale set in the Wild West, will be the inaugural blockchain game to be available on the Epic Games Store. GRIT is a core battle royale game built on the Unreal Engine with realistic physics and unique twists. Players need to saddle up, ride and fight through town, building the best poker hand from found weapons to make a killing. Every game of GRIT is different, from Train Chase mode to Golden Horse, and will test your skills and strategy against other players in epic showdowns and shootouts. Players face off against a gang of gunslingers with more than 400 old-school gun variations. Play modes include solo, duo, and squad. Showdowns take place on horseback to steam engine train tops, so players need to make sure their arsenal is ready for the deadly Calamity. Fans can wishlist the free game, launching later in 2022.