The worlds of Bitcoin and battle royales have merged in a new fight-to-the-death game called Lightnite.
Created by the team at Satoshis Games, Lightnite is still under development, but is planning to come to Steam, Itch.io, PlayStation and Satoshis Games’ own distribution platform, Elixir.
In an article about the game, the Satoshis Games team writes: “Lightnite is an online multiplayer battle royale game where every specific digital interaction between players triggers a monetary reward or penalty. In simple words, players earn bitcoin by shooting other players and lose bitcoin when they get shot. However, this is not the only innovative feature of the game:
- some of the items in the game are worth real bitcoin and can be picked up (usually they are left on the ground by dead players);
- Lightnite’s store allows users to purchase in-game items in exchange of bitcoin, using the in-game balance or through a micro-transaction from the player’s wallet;
- the in-game bitcoin balance updates in real-time every time a player shoots get shot or pick up a valuable item (the player can then exit the game when he wants to and instantly withdraw his balance into his own-wallet).”
The website goes on to explain that the game isn’t aimed solely at Bitcoin users, writing: “Lightnite is a game for everyone: non-bitcoin users can play the mode with no Bitcoin features and they’ll eventually get attracted by the enhanced interactivity allowed by the Bitcoin-integration and start experimenting with this innovative technology. This is also a way through which we want to contribute to the Bitcoin mass adoption.”
Check out more about the upcoming game and learn how you can get involved right here.
It’s definitely an interesting concept. Check out the trailer for Lightnite below!
Featured Image Credit: Satoshis Games