Blockchain games like Dragon King are not decentralized. They run through a central server that transmits data to the blockchain. Some would wonder so what is the point? It does mean everything you buy in the game is stored on the blockchain, in other words, you really own it and are free to sell all of your virtual game assets to others.
The problem with running on a centralized server is that if the website gets taken down, your game assets will have no value. Some blockchain developers such as Kitty Core the developers of CryptoKitties are working towards making their games open source. This means even if the website gets taken down others will be able to reinstall it at a different web address.
Dragon King adds to CryptoKitties by not only giving players the opportunity to own game creatures but also their game skills. Yes, this makes it a pay-to-win game, and pay-to-win is often something that gamers hate. But has this hatred of pay-to-win features just come from video game companies themselves? Haven’t they been marketing a message hatred towards the selling of gaming accounts, regarding it as cheating and pushing themselves as protecting the rights of honest players? All the while gamers have given up their rights to work and be paid for their efforts in the virtual gaming world.
Blockchain games recognise anything you buy as your property, and not the property of the gaming company. Just like in the real world when you own something, you are allowed to sell it.
This could bring us into an exciting future where more people play games for a living.
Understand that we are not there yet, but with each blockchain game created comes improvements and new ideas. I feel the future is just around the corner and I can’t wait.