Vine co-founder plans to launch blockchain-based game console that uses NFTs to play – bitcoin news

Dom Hofmann, co-founder of popular social media shorthand video hosting service Vine, announced a non-fungible token (NFT) project called Supdrive. The platform aims to be a blockchain-based game console that uses NFTs to power the project’s video games.

Dom Hoffman reveals Supdrive, an NFT-powered game console

On August 18, via Twitter, Dom Hofmann tweeted about a “new project” called Supdrive. “Alert to a new project,” said Hofmann. “Supdrive, [an onchain] Fantastic game console coming soon. The co-founder of Vine also shared the project official Twitter account. There is no website at the moment but there is an active Discord community dedicated to the project. The Twitter account was also share pictures of retro style game consoles.

Speaking to The Verge, Hofmann explained in more detail what the project was all about. Hoffman explained in an interview that Supdrive is similar to the Art Blocks project. The Supdrive project itself will be a daisy chain console where NFTs allow users to play different games. The report notes that Hoffman’s Supdrive is expected to launch in October.

Hoffman: “Supdrive games will be old school arcade style games”

On Discord, Hoffman said that “the project has garnered more attention than expected” and clarified that the first game will be called “Origin.” “The Supdrive games will be old school arcade style games to start with,” Hoffman detailed. “Think of titles like Galaga, Pacman or Asteroid. As the firmware is upgraded, the games will gradually become more sophisticated. Maybe one day we’ll have Super Supdrive or Supdrive 64, ”he added. When asked who is developing the games, Hoffman said:

I will develop the first games, but if things go well the plan is to open up the platform. Artblocks is another good example here

Supdrive will also have a tournament-like functionality with “Red”, “Blue” and “Green” teams. “Inspired by Pokemon, Teams are an enduring meta-system in the Supdrive world,” Hoffman concluded. “In the future, you will have the opportunity to commit to your team and receive a free collector’s item which means [your] belonging to the team. Holding this collectible will have effects in some Supdrive titles.

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