• Meta Apes, the first BNB application sidechain-based game, is now available to play

  • Meta Apes, a free-to-play MMO strategy game geared for the mobile-first experience, is the first game to go live on the BNB Application Sidechain. Meta Apes is now available for Android handsets on Google Play, and an iOS version is on the way.

    The game takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth where people have been wiped out and Apes have taken their place. Next on the agenda is gaining control of space. To become the best Clan and win the ultimate race to space, each player must work closely with their Gang.

    Taylor Shim, Meta Apes’ Business Lead, stated:

    “Meta Apes was born out of this idea of creating a community-oriented game that offers both audiences something valuable – 1) an opportunity for the traditional gamers to earn & truly own their in-game assets and 2) a much more interactive and enjoyable experience to the blockchain gamers who are primarily looking to earn.”

    Meta Apes has used Ankr’s gaming SDK to combine the fun gameplay of Web2 with the critical incentives and monetization tools of Web3. With its full Web3 capabilities, enhanced scalability, and user-friendly game mechanics, Meta Apes has lifted the bar for blockchain gaming.

    This means that the blockchain integration will encompass in-game currencies, NFT characters, and genuine digital ownership. Instead of a centralized server at a gaming studio, all game-related data is saved on the blockchain. If players have complete control of their in-game assets, they can freely trade or sell them and earn money while playing.

    With BNB Application Sidechain (BAS), which Ankr helped build, developers can create and administer their own blockchains in parallel to the BNB Chain mainnet. Applications and games such as Meta Apes will benefit from increased throughput and decreased transaction costs as a result of specialized sidechains. Developers can develop their own blockchains that are suited to the specific needs of their application, rather than competing with traffic generated by other BNB Chain applications.

    To create a game as great as Meta Apes, developers can leverage Ankr’s new Web3 Gaming SDK, which includes best-in-class infrastructure, NFTs, markets, and multi-chain wallet integrations. Using its SDKs, game creators can easily incorporate NFTs, crypto payment gateways, and other methods, making the transition from Web2 to Web3 simple. Meta Apes transitioned from Web2 to Web3 in less than a month using Ankr’s Gaming SDK.

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