The Internet Computer (ICP) ecosystem is growing, thanks to the recent implementation of Bitcoin link smart contracts. The DFINITY Foundation, the project’s developer, announced a partnership with United Esports to launch Achievement Unblocked, a blockchain-based gaming program.
The program will consist of a competition series that will follow a group of developers who are looking to innovate in the industry. With a background in traditional software development who has transitioned to blockchain, these developers will attempt to create a product that uses GameFi and the Play-to-Earn model to onboard new users to the platform.
The series will select 100 game developers; interested candidates should register at the following link to be considered for the Internet Computer gaming program. When the series begins, each participant will receive $5,000.
As Achievement Unblocked progresses, this pool will grow in size. The top 30 developers will each receive $50,000, the top ten will each receive $100,000, and the top three will each receive $1,000,000.
In addition, Internet Computer and the DFINITY Foundation will provide mentorship, technical support, and seminars to these developers throughout the program’s duration. According to the press release, this will put developers in a “position to capitalize on other unique opportunities for future investments.”
Dominic Williams, the Founder and Chief Scientist of the DFINITY Foundation and one of the key figures behind Internet Computer, has a background in gaming. Williams said of the Gaming Program announcement:
This collaboration with United Esports combines those two aspects of my life. I am very excited to see what the Achievement Unblocked program developers create on the Internet Computer. Blockchain and gaming are having a very exciting time right now. The expertise of United Esports in gaming, combined with the performance of the Internet Computer, means that we will see some of the best games ever built on blockchain.
The Internet Computer Will Assist Blockchain-Based Game Developers
According to the press release, Internet Computer already hosts some popular games such as HexGLL, Rise of the Magni, Welcome to the Metaverse, Saga Tarot, and Reversi. The aforementioned games, which are entirely run on this network, have already gone live or are still in development.
The Achievement Unblocked gaming program is another significant achievement for Internet Computer as it continues to innovate in the crypto space. Finally, Felix LaHaye, the founder of United Esports, stated about the collaboration with Internet Computer and the DFINITY Foundation:
Our collaboration with the DFINITY Foundation is truly groundbreaking, and I am eager to share what Achievement Unblocked has to offer with the rest of the world. This project is quite unique in that we are opening the development doors in almost real time for the first time to show the world what it truly takes to turn a dream into reality. The gaming space is constantly evolving by nature, and developing on the Internet Computer is an obvious next step in that evolution.