8 CIRCUIT STUDIOS PURSUES THE METAVERSE, ALLOWING PLAYERS AND OBJECTS TO SEAMLESSLY TRANSCEND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS VIA BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY TECHNOLOGY

Industry Veterans Turn Science Fiction into Reality, Announce Alien Arsenal and D-PARC – Two Video Game Projects to Illustrate the Power of Blockchains to Shatter Current Interactive Entertainment Boundaries.

Press release:
SEATTLE, WA (APRIL 18, 2018) – A group of talented gaming industry veterans with over a century of combined experience working at leading publishers such as Nintendo, Microsoft and Electronic Arts have teamed up to form 8 Circuit Studios, a video game developer focused on utilizing blockchain technology to redefine the rules that govern digital interactive entertainment content. 8 Circuit Studios’ mission is to develop a new ecosystem for gaming that allows all participants — gamers, developers and publishers — to collaborate and work together seamlessly, with each group reaping the benefits.

By harnessing the potential of blockchains and cryptocurrency, 8 Circuit Studios believes that the Metaverse – a digital universe envisioned by authors William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and featured in Ready Player One, TRON and The Matrix – is closer to reality than we may think. In the Metaverse, visitors can traverse different virtual environments, maintaining an illusion of reality throughout – with a consistent, yet privacy-protected avatar, carrying with them the various objects that maintain usefulness and utility within (yet also specific to) each reality.

“At 8 Circuit Studios, we believe that games are portals to new worlds and experiences,” said James Mayo, Navigator and President of 8 Circuit Studios. “By leveraging the power of blockchains and cryptocurrency, game developers finally have the last piece necessary to build a functional Metaverse. Step one is making blockchains easy and fun to use, while the second step is showing people they can actually own their digital stuff in a completely new way. With blockchains, players never have to ask for permission from an authority to give, trade or even sell their digital assets.”

By using the Ethereum blockchain, 8 Circuit Studios is able to create, attribute and safeguard digital assets — based on Smart Game Objects — that you can own and store, along with your cryptocurrency, in a virtual wallet. By developing Smart Game Objects, 8 Circuit Studios is building the foundation for eliminating the barriers between game worlds, while also creating a platform to make entry easy for both gamers and developers. Players will experience the opportunity to truly own their Smart Game Objects, while game developers and publishers will find new, exciting and profitable methods to develop even more highly immersive games.

To better illustrate Smart Game Objects and showcase the Ethereum blockchain’s real-world use, 8 Circuit Studios is currently developing two games: Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain, releasing in Spring 2018, and the self-aware A.I. focused D-PARC, releasing in 2019.

Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain – A mobile game for iOS and Android, Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain is a cooperative boss battling game where players collaborate with others to defeat invading bosses to win prizes and glory. Collect and evolve an arsenal of aliens, then trade, buy, sell and/or gift them with complete freedom on the Ethereum blockchain. Alien Arsenal is designed to make it easy and fun to play with blockchains without having to download wallets, plugins or navigate the often confusing world of cryptocurrencies.

D-PARC – A deep space survival game for console and Windows PC, D-PARC allows players to create a character that can live forever on the blockchain. D-PARC fuses first-person shooter gameplay with space combat in a galaxy where choices matter and have permanent consequences. Players inhabit an A.I. that learns that it must choose between self-sacrifice to save the last vestiges of the human race or opt for self-determination to embark on its own destiny.

For more information about 8 Circuit Studios, visit https://8circuitstudios.com.

About 8 Circuit Studios
8 Circuit Studios is a game development company started by the collaboration between veteran game developers and blockchain enthusiasts. Taking advantage of the unexploited opportunity to harness the power of blockchains, 8 Circuit Studios is creating an ecosystem that unlocks new possibilities and symbiotic relationships between gamers, producers and publishers. 8 Circuit Studios’ key innovation are Smart Game Objects which will allow unprecedented new ways for gamers to interact with their games. The company is currently developing its first two games utilizing this technology, Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain and D-PARC.

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