Justin Sun, CEO and founder of the TRON Foundation, recently announced the first blockchain game based on the TRON network to the world. The game is called Magic Academy and was developed by BitGuild. The tweet can be found below:
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) September 30, 2018
The team at BitGuild consists of cryptocurrency and gaming experts from all over the world, including former employees of Facebook, Reality Squared Games, and other well-known and reputable tech companies. Justin Sun also serves as an advisor to the company.
The company believes blockchain would help verify the integrity of transactions in the gaming sector, an industry that is riddled with fraud in general, to the tune of billions being lost annually.
BitGuild’s focus is on the fact that players will be able to customize their players and digital assets more than ever, and developers can also create and sell digital assets in a more secure fashion thanks to blockchain technology. Blockchain technology will also allow digital assets to be verified in terms of their value and scarcity, which led to a rise in interest in the CryptoKitties game in late 2017.
The game Magic Academy revolves around wizards, and the team elaborates that “by buying wizards, you can upgrade your currency in this magic world”. Similar to other video games, there will be a ranking list, listing the production speed of players worldwide. There will also be rare item prizes to provide incentive to gamers, as well.
Recent Tron Progress
TRON has certainly been busy, and Justin Sun updated investors and enthusiasts during a live stream on September 29 regarding TRON developments. During the live stream, he made various announcements and updates.
First, he pointed out that Tron had burned 98% of its ERC20 TRX tokens – amounting to around 97 billion tokens – since Tron has migrated away from the Ethereum blockchain. He also elaborated on how exactly he hoped that Tron would integrate with BitTorrent, which he purchased recently. During the stream, he also boasted that Tron had gained more users in the days after its Mainnet launch when compared with Ethereum in 2015.
Time will tell whether Magic Academy is a success, and catches on with gamers, although the association between Tron and BitGuild certainly has potential.