Minecraft Gains Blokchain Assets via Engin Plugin
Over the last decade-plus, Minecraft has connected itself as arguably the world’s most popular game, with 126 million monthly users and more than 200 million sales to date. And now, thanks to Enjin, you can use tokenized blockchain assets within Minecraft.
Enjin’s newly-launched, open-source EnjinCraft plugin provides Minecraft Java Edition server operators to allow blockchain functionality within their online worlds. With EnjinCraft furnished, servers enable players to connect in their Enjin Wallets and utilize specialized blockchain assets, such as specialized weapons and tools. Players can also buy owned blockchain assets in the Minecraft in-game interface, as well as view their own Enjin Coin and Ethereum balances in real-time.
Enjin first started the EnjinCraft test server last July, showcasing what was likely with blockchain integration. “EnjinCraft is the beginning of a new era for sandbox games,” said Enjin co-founder and CTO Witek Radomski, in a statement. “Players now have a tangible stake in their gaming worlds, and server owners can create new kinds of addictive experiences by using branded collectibles and items with scarcity and value in the digital universe.”
The company earlier released DonationCraft, a Minecraft plugin that enables players to donate money to server operators. According to Enjin, DonationCraft has racked up 5.1 million downloads to date with millions of dollars paid to operators.
Enjin showcased the potential of EnjinCraft by an active project called MyMetaverse, which utilizes a custom implementation of the plugin. The server allows players to connect an Enjin Wallet by scanning a QR code shown when starting the game. Then players can summon in items, companion characters—and in the prospect, positions for easy transportation.
The MyMeta Minecraft server also intends to attach plots of land that players can buy with tokens and then expand into worlds and interactive experiences. Plot owners can then attack other players tokens to visit those developed spaces. It seems very similar to the blockchain-based game The Sandbox however, within the established, immensely-popular world of Minecraft. Given the wide-open potential to lead in blockchain assets and play with the open-source code, EnjinCraft could further unearth all sorts of other new play experiences within Minecraft.
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