Version 2.5 of ChainSafe Gaming's web3.unity SDK is live!
This is a big one - our latest web3.unity update gives game developers the power to alleviate one of web3 gaming's most daunting challenges: player onboarding.
Why is onboarding so important to your game's success?
In 2022, a Morning Consult study estimated that roughly 20% of Americans own some type of cryptocurrency. That seems like a decent audience - until you start drilling down. According to Finder, only 9.4% of U.S. citizens played a web3 game last year, with a marginal 7.1% planning to try one within the year.
By building your game with web3.unity, you can now tap into a much wider audience. Owning cryptocurrency is no longer a barrier to entry with the addition of gasless transactions (thanks, Gelato!). With social logins through Web3Auth, you can even save your players the trouble of learning to use a blockchain wallet.
We've also heightened our SDK's reliability by implementing a serverless architecture. Requests now go directly to RPC providers and blockchain networks. And possibly the biggest news yet: the web3.unity SDK is now completely modular!
With Lego-like buildability, we're giving game devs even more customization power over their builds.
Modularizing the web3.unity SDK
We've modularized web3.unity. Working with web3.unity already simplifies the build process for web3 games (just ask NFTPixels - read our case study on Untitled), and with version 2.5's added flexibility, developers can use web3.unity like a box of Legos. Mix and match critical infrastructure, customize where needed, and streamline your next web3 game build.
Furthermore, SDK components now have a clear division between Sign and Broadcast functions, which can be done through different providers.
For example, one integration can Sign via Web3Auth, and another can Broadcast via Gelato. Our team plans to include more sign and broadcast provider integrations moving forward.
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Social Logins powered by Web3Auth
Social logins grease the wheels of user onboarding. With our latest release, players can sign into a game using an existing social media account. A private key is automatically generated for signing any necessary transactions without players needing to worry about the complexities of a blockchain wallet.
With social logins, via our partnership with Web3Auth, the web3.unity SDK is the best tool for ensuring you drive the most user conversions for your game with a frictionless login experience. Check out our documentation here.
Gasless transactions powered by Gelato
We're building a seamless experience for your players with the addition of Gelato gasless transactions. Transactions that would normally require a gas cost can be subsidized by developers, paid via a subscription, or handled through other mechanisms. Whichever you choose, your players get to enjoy a much smoother gaming experience.
By implementing gasless transactions in your game using the web3.unity SDK, your players can perform key actions without having to first connect a funded wallet. With a reduced cost-of-entry of (potentially) zero, your game can onboard mainstream gamers and curious crypto-natives alike.
Keen to take a look? Read the latest documentation here.
There's always more to come. We're already working on v2.5.1, which will add even more features to improve UX, enabling a smoother player experience and more. Here are some of our planned features for web3.unity v2.5.1:
Fiat on/off ramps
Further UX & performance upgrades
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ChainSafe Gaming offers a drag-and-drop collection of tools to power your web3 game. Access these features with web3.unity, an open-source gaming SDK written in C# that connects Unity games to the blockchain.
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