Authored by Timothy Hao Chi Ho
Extending the Gaming SDK's integrated chains to new horizons
This is a joint release with the Cronos ecosystem.
ChainSafe is excited to announce ChainSafe's Gaming SDK, web3.unity, as the first developer tool to join the newly established Cronos Play - a suite of gaming developer tools and services for the Cronos ecosystem. This adds to the list of the SDK's supported EVM-based chains, including Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, Moonbeam, and Avalanche.
As blockchain and web3 gaming steadily attract attention with the introduction of new paradigms like NFTs, play-to-earn, and GameFi, developer tooling that can help gaming studios across the chasm becomes an increasingly sought-after point of leverage. ChainSafe's Gaming SDK, web3.unity, has long been an open-source library relied upon by both upstart devs and triple-A gaming studios for its ease of use and budding community.
As part of Cronos' strategy for tapping into the potential of web3 gaming, they are launching Cronos Play. Cronos Play aims to serve as a foundational infrastructure for the metaverse by providing a comprehensive suite of developer tools and services that will streamline the creation of gaming and GameFi applications for the Cronos ecosystem. **** ChainSafe's Gaming SDK is the first developer tool to be integrated with Cronos Play 🎉
By collaborating with the Cronos ecosystem, the Gaming SDK will continue to unlock a host of Unity gaming developers looking to integrate web3 cryptoeconomics. Developers will be able to access on-chain data in-game, fetch user wallet addresses, connect to the Cronos chain, query balances, send transactions, and transfer NFTs as part of the suite of out-of-the-box functionalities.
As part of this engagement and to support the adoption of ChainSafe's Gaming SDK by game creators, Cronos is releasing developer documentation, code samples, a demo application, and an NFT testnet faucet suitable for teams to develop and launch Unity games on the Cronos blockchain. Visit cronos.org/play for more information.
"Since the beginning, we have always taken pride in our technologically objective, multi-chain oriented vision," Aidan Hyman, CEO, and co-founder of ChainSafe, said. "Making the Gaming SDK available on Cronos is an extension of this vision, and we are incredibly excited to see the wealth of gaming innovation that is to come from the Cronos ecosystem with this integration."
Ken Timsit, managing director of Cronos, said: "The Cronos user base is already 450,000 strong with potential to grow amongst tens of millions of users. Our community is incredibly engaged, transacting once every two days on average. Every day, they tell us that they are hungry for more games and metaverse experiences. We are at an inflection point, and it is time for game developers to pay close attention to Cronos. The ChainSafe Gaming SDK is an outstanding developer tool that will make it easier to build on Web3."
The announcement of Cronos Play is the first step of a multi-year development for the ecosystem in their effort to enhance the quality of GameFi user experiences in web3.
Cronos is the first Ethereum-compatible blockchain network built on Cosmos SDK technology. An open-source Layer 1 chain, Cronos aims to massively scale the DeFi and dApp (Web3) user community by providing builders with the ability to instantly port apps and crypto assets from other chains while benefiting from low transaction fees, high throughput, and fast finality.
Cronos mainnet has been live since November 2021 and is already home to more than 180 partners and more than 400,000 DeFi and NFT users.
ChainSafe is a leading blockchain research and development firm specializing in infrastructure solutions for web3. Alongside its contributions to major ecosystems such as Ethereum, Polkadot, Filecoin, Mina, Cosmos, and more, ChainSafe has a growing portfolio of web3 products - Files, Storage, the Gaming SDK, and ChainBridge. As part of its mission to build innovative products for users and improved tooling for developers, ChainSafe embodies an open source and community-oriented ethos to advance the future of the internet.
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