Target locked! OP Games has announced its vision to support, launch and host up to 500 play-to-earn games by the end of 2022. With 15 months to go, that’s roughly 33 games per month. To achieve this, the gaming studio is building the OP Games Metaverse, OP Arcade, branded as the “Arcade of the Metaverse.”
The gaming studio is not entering the battlefield unarmed because they recently raised $8.6 Million in fresh funding from Polygon Studios, Bitcoin.com and many more!
Behind the Charge
OP Games enables developers and the community to own, run, and monetize games as a collective. Through OP Games’ suite of tools, developers can turn entire HTML5 games into fractionalized NFTs. Then, offer them to the public as investable assets. Founded in 2018 by gaming veterans, OP Games seeks to lower the barrier of game asset ownership.
We’ll soon see the might of OP Games with the release of their first in-house developed NFT project, Arcadians, on October 19. The 10,000 Arcadians Avatars come with in-game utility and play-to-earn mechanics. Arcadians NFT drop is actually the Genesis Collection of the OPGames Metaverse. Essentially, Arcadians Avatars double as Web 3.0 legos. By that, they mean Arcadians are essentially small pieces of code that developers can build upon.
OP Games’ Game Plan
OP Games is building a multi-chain gaming platform using Ethereum and NEAR Protocol. Firstly, the game plan is to power a gaming ecosystem with community-owned games. As a testament to their commitment to achieving this, all proceeds from the Arcadians NFT sale will go back to its creators. These include different game developers, DAO’s and open-source game engines that will help build the open metaverse.
According to the team, “the project is about giving wings to game creators and game creators, providing these people to reap the benefits of their creativity and efforts.”
Considering that OP Games will have 500 games within a year, part of the growth strategy is to draw in new projects and integrate existing ones. The team is already gaining traction on this aspect and has already attracted new partners. For example, projects with their custom Arcadians confirmed include NFT Dungeon (created by Sam Ellis, one of the artists behind Adventure Time and Archer) and Moonshot Bots.
Moreover, it is safe to assume that some won’t be full-pledge open-world role-playing games. Instead, some of the games would be HTML5 games with tournaments, prizes and a crypto economy. This is why the Arcadians NFT Collections is a vital part of the puzzle. According to the website, Arcadians are “Game Legos.” Basically, they mean Arcadians are the perfect building blocks to create a game.
What are the Chances of OP Games Succeeding?
There is yet to be a successful metaverse arcade on the blockchain. However, OP Games is operating from a position of strength. Aside from the fresh funding, the team behind the project is a major plus. The legitimate gaming company is packed with an experienced and professional team who are more than capable of running the show.
Exciting times ahead for OP Games! You can be part of the journey by following their website.