Deployed on the EOS blockchain, the game will be fully self-operational and self-managing with players determining how the in-game ecosystem will evolve over time
Cogito, the blockchain gaming studio, announced the official launch of the world’s first decentralised autonomous game (DAG), Horseman GO. An end-to-end virtual horse racing game, players will be responsible for constructing their own ranches in order to breed, cultivate, and train horses for racing. Deployed on the EOS public blockchain, Horseman GO is differentiated by its governance mechanisms which are underwritten in code, rather than in the hands of game publishers. The first of its kind, Horseman GO is the first blockchain game to be fully self-operational, self-managing, and self-developing––with players dictating how the Horseman GO ecosystem will continue to evolve over time.
Designed to challenge the existing inadequacies of modern-day online games which are centralised by design, Horseman GO addresses the imbalance between game developers, network operators, and players observed in the industry today. With in-game assets such as horses and other core resources put on the blockchain, players are able to safely purchase, trade, and ensure the provenance of these assets which now have real-world value as part of a digital in-game economy.
Cogito Founder Kevin Yu said, “From the irrefutable success of CryptoKitties in 2017, we’ve seen that the blockchain gaming ecosystem has yet to significantly innovated since then, with today’s games bogged by laggard network speeds and the inability to retain players. With the potential for blockchain to allow for greater transparency and safety for players who look to monetise in-game assets, we wanted to create a game that took this idea of ownership a step further.”
The self-governing function of Horseman GO is enabled by the in-game Jockey Club, a decentralised autonomous organisation within the game which collectively manages a central wallet where in-game earnings are used to cover basic expenditure of the Horseman GO community. Collected through registration fees in races, auctions, and sponsored races, the majority of the funds will eventually be returned to players through bonus pools, activity rewards, and a dedicated development fund for beginners to the game. Denominated in EOS, all transactions taking place within the Horseman GO game will be fully transparent and viewable by players on the EOS blockchain.
“As the first game of its kind, Horseman GO proposes an innovative model of gameplay, distinguished by a self-functioning economy determined for players by the players themselves. Designed wholly with the spirit of decentralisation in mind, we hope to foster an ecosystem that encourages players to be fully invested in the creation of the Horseman GO ecosystem, empowered by the emphasis on community inclusion and accountability for its growth,” added Yu.
With over 20 years of extensive experience in the gaming and Internet industries, Yu is also the Co-Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Netgamer, China’s first online gaming magazine. As a first-generation game developer in China, Yu’s established track record spans across PC and mobile gaming, in areas of publishing, operation, marketing, and business development for notable first-tier titles in the country including Lineage,《兽血沸腾》,《凡人修仙传》, 《扫荡三国》,《超神名将传》, for which he generated a revenue of RMB¥300 million (US$43.29 million). Yu is also the former President of aigame100, one of China’s leading game development studios.
Noted for its high-performance, stability and robustness, EOS was selected by the Cogito team as the first public blockchain for Horseman GO. With smart contract functionalities that can best serve the game’s autonomous mechanism enabled by its use of Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) which allows for lower latency and greater throughput, EOS has fast emerged as one of the leading preferred platforms of decentralised applications including blockchain games, allowing Horseman GO to tap into a burgeoning global user base.
In late October 2019, Horseman GO launched its first closed beta where players were able to participate in 3 races and win up to 60 EOS. Eventually, participants were able to compete in higher level races and bid for high-value in-game resources in the closed beta 2.0 with more features gradually being added to enrich the gameplay experience. Over time, as the Horseman GO ecosystem matures, the DAG will be deployed on selected public blockchains across the wider industry ecosystem. Within the coming year, the Cogito team will be working on engaging wallet providers to explore the creation of a revenue distribution ecosystem along with other custom features within the gameplay to ensure user retention.
Cogito is a Hong Kong-based entertainment studio dedicated to developing and publishing blockchain-based games. Helmed by a team of developers and executives with established careers in the traditional game industry as well as highly-skilled blockchain engineers, Cogito leverages a joint platform and content model in order to enable an inclusive game entertainment industry to the benefit of developers, publishers, and users alike.
About Horseman GO:
Horseman GO is the world’s first blockchain-enabled, decentralised autonomous game (DAG). Designed and developed by blockchain gaming studio Cogito, Horseman GO is characterised by its self-governing, self-managing, and self-developing mechanism which is fully encoded in the gameplay, presenting an innovative decentralised game experience where players are entirely accountable for the growth of the in-game ecosystem. Through the in-game Jockey Club, all in-game revenues from participation fees, auctions, and sponsored races will feed into a central wallet where funds will be further allocated for operational costs and rewards within the game. In this way, Horseman GO provides a gaming experience that is determined and developed by the players and for its players alone.
For more information, please visit https://horsemango.com.
Fandoms Unite at the Inaugural NEXUS FAN FAIR, Organised by Philippine Blockchain Week 2023, in Manila on Sept. 19-21
Pop culture universes will collide when the first-ever NEXUS FAN FAIR launches in the Philippines. Presented by Tier One Entertainment and organised by Philippine Blockchain Week 2023 (PBW) from September 19 to 21 at the MGBX Convention Hall in Newport World Resorts’ Marriott Grand Ballroom, NEXUS FAN FAIR will be an epic celebration for fans of gaming, technology, entertainment, music and more.
Fans of every kind will enjoy browsing the expo area, where merchant booths will offer a variety of games, merchandise and other collectibles. The electrifying event will feature top tier talents such as world champion-caliber esports team Blacklist International, alongside renowned streamers and content creators. Ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to win exciting giveaways and collectibles unavailable anywhere else. In addition, the community stage will host a series of engaging talks and panel discussions featuring handpicked artists, influencers and celebrities, all of whom will be available for Meet-and-Greets.
Meanwhile, at Philippine Blockchain Week, K-Pop followers will get a special treat with the debut Southeast Asian performance of the TripleS sub-unit EVOLution, hot on the release of their sister sub-unit LOVElution’s first album. As a special bundle, tickets for NEXUS FAN FAIR will be free of charge for fans who purchase an EVOLution concert ticket.
Since 2017, Tier One Entertainment has led the field in esports and gaming entertainment in Southeast Asia. With NEXUS FAN FAIR, Tier One will solidify their position as the premiere destination for pop culture lifestyle.
NEXUS FAN FAIR is organised by Philippine Blockchain Week 2023 with the participation of platinum sponsors Smart Communications and Philippine Airlines; gold sponsors Metafarms and TierOne Entertainment; and bronze sponsors Gala Games, Assemble Stream Inc, Maya Philippines and technology partner Xctuality Pte Ltd. PBW’s official legal partner is Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra, while platinum media partners include DOOH and Rakuten Viber; gold media partners are CNN Philippines, Forkast News, Philstar Media Group and YourPRStrategist; and silver media partners are Jinse Finance and KTRO Media.
BetConstruct Introduces New Possibilities with Multi-Wallet & Custom Token Features
As one of the pioneers bringing crypto technologies to the iGaming world, BetConstruct constantly creates offerings for businesses to dive into new opportunities.
BetConstruct’s latest innovative solutions, as of today, are the Multi-Wallet and Custom Token features, created to tie crypto and iGaming businesses with tighter knots.
The multi-wallet solution is promised to become a game-changer for players and partners alike. Now, users can seamlessly manage multiple wallets, including cryptocurrencies and fiat, for deposits, withdrawals, and gameplay, without the need for conversions. The solution also makes the integration with preferred crypto wallets like Metamask easy and accessible to everyone.
In addition, partners can also tap into this solution to create new Custom Tokens – mirroring the success of FTN. These tokens, created on Bahamut and powered by smart contract software, feature customisable variables to suit diverse business needs.
Regarding the technical aspects of the offer, BetConstruct support extends to maintaining the token listings on both centralised and decentralised exchanges, including technical backing of liquidity management, market-making, promotions, and marketing.
Moreover, legal inquiries find a resolution as well. BetConstruct offers help in forming token-issuing entities, drafting and reviewing whitepapers, providing legal opinions, setting up bank accounts, preparing agreements, and acquiring crypto exchange licences across various jurisdictions.
Stepping into a new era, BetConstruct is revolutionising the crypto-iGaming landscape with its user-friendly Multi-Wallet & Custom Token features. The new crypto management and token personalisation solutions are believed to mark a significant leap forward, forging stronger connections for businesses to explore a realm of exciting possibilities.
Bahamut Successfully Passes Hexens’ and Certik’s Audit: Strengthening Trust through Transparency and Security
Bahamut has successfully passed the audit by Hexens and Certik. This technical and economic assessment is an essential part of the commitment to maintaining high security, transparency, and performance within our blockchain network.
The technical audit scrutinized the codebase, infrastructure, and security protocols, verifying the robustness of the blockchain foundation. Economic modelling was performed regarding activity generation and accumulation to identify any weak spots or ways to exploit the system.
Bahamut emphasizes the importance of transparency and trust. The dual-audit approach assures a comprehensive and multi-dimensional assessment of the systems, fostering greater user confidence.
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