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Play To Earn is Dead

Co-hosts Joel and Zach Comm bring us the future of blockchain gaming, from their perspective. Zach has played – and paid for licenses to – thousands of games and delves into his experience relating to the pain points of blockchain gaming faced by gaming enthusiasts.




2:28 Zach owns licenses to thousands of games on his Steam account

2:50 The gaming industry is bigger than the film industry, and growing. What are the pain points for gamers?

3:45 Steam has the largest gaming distribution and sells licenses to access the software. No guarantee those licenses remain accessible to gamers.

4:42 The sale of Steam accounts is a black market, unauthorized and legal endeavor. No no.

5:45 There are marketplaces for legitimate transactions to exchange game assets. Yes, but the funds cannot be removed from the Steam platform

6:40 Steam is an outlier; no other companies allow for this activity. Anything earned or unlocked in games cannot be extracted for value outside of the game.

8:06 Whereas games featuring NFTs have open marketplaces to buy-sell-trade whatever you want.

8:26 As the developer of Blockchain Heroes and Draco Dice, what is broken in the blockchain gaming world?

9:30 Review of the top blockchain games on

11:33 Joel plays a cookie clicker – an incremental game. Incremental games are playing on niche areas of our brains.

13:20 Are these games fun?

13:52 What do we need to shift in our perspective regarding NFTs and gaming?

14:25 We have to attack the speculative potential of the gaming assets themselves, and the idea you can replace your job with the income made from play-to-earn games.

15:13 As long as there is a selling point focused upon earning potential from game play, more speculator traffic than true gamer traffic will be attracted to those games. The ethics of game development.

16:51 If we want to get gamers into web3, we need to integrate with the traditional video gaming structure. Those people need to know how they benefit from the play-to-earn system.

17:44 This is Zach’s approach to Draco Dice; make the game fun and utilize NFTs

18:34 Manipulating the scarcity of game assets and monopolize them in order to make gamers who want to use the assets pay more.

19:50 A lot of these top blockchain games are not actually games, but metaverses.

21:46 News story: Minecraft said no NFTs in the Minecraft universe

24:15 Is this a good time to buy some NFT worlds and lands? Not investment advise, but, maybe?

24:28 What’s the bottom line on play-to-earn gaming, what does it look like, and how does that combine with what you’re creating with Draco Dice?


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