100 DAYS OF STEEM : Day 9 - Gaming on Steem - a Community Challenge
Over the past year or so Gaming has become a growing feature of the Steem ecosystem.
Led by the pioneering Splinterlands (previously Steemmonsters), a considerable number of games have been launched on the Steem platform.
Although a number of the games have now either folded or moved to other platforms, there still remains a healthy ‘Gaming Industry’ on Steem.
Gaming is a big part of the online world, so it is important for Steem to stake its claim as a prime destination for gamers and game developers.
So we are keen to gather input and ideas on how we can work together to make Steem an attractive blockchain both for game players and game developers.
Taking Stock - Games on Steem
Currently the active games on Steem are :
It is understood that the space strategy game @nextcolony is still running on Steem but will be closed down when the final season ends on 10 May. The game code will then be made open source for anyone that wants to pick it up to continue running it on Steem…
Splinterlands at the moment is running on Steem and Steem-Engine, but HIVE and HBD are now accepted as payment. The Splinterlands team are still considering their future plans…
Does anyone know of any other games already operating on Steem? Or any currently in development?
Growing the Games - A Four Part Strategy
Assuming there is general agreement that it will be good for Steem to encourage Games on the platform we believe there are four elements to work on…
- Encouraging existing Steemians to use the existing games more
- Encouraging more people from outside Steem to join to play the existing games
- Encouraging existing developers on Steem to build more games
- Encouraging developers from outside to come to Steem to develop new games
Some of this will be up to existing game owners and developers to pursue through their own business development efforts.
However, to help the overall growth of Steem, we at Steemit Inc are keen to play our part in helping gaming grow on the platform.
Our resources are likely to be limited to pursue this, particularly in the short term, so we are looking for creative ideas from the community on how we can help promote gaming on Steem.
We would like to hear both from game developers and players.
If you have suggestions please put them in the comments below, or better still, expand them into a full post and drop a link below.
We will even make this a mini ‘Community Challenge’ and give out some friendly upvotes to the best suggestions and best posts.
Tag the posts with #gameonsteem so we can find them easily.
Expanding our Focus
So far on the 100 Days project we have mainly been focusing on the content creation side of Steem.
Now we want to turn some of our attention to other elements of Steem.
We hope many of you will be interested to contribute ideas and suggestions as we move forward on our journey of building Steem into the best blockchain it can be.
We look forward to working with you…
The Steemit Team
On Monday at 7pm PST / 11am KST / 2am UTC Green House Radio Online is hosting a Steem Witness Forum on their Discord server.
This is a community organised forum but we hope as many witnesses as possible, and as many of the community as possible, will be able to attend…
Thank you @greenhouseradio for putting on this forum.
The Steemit team