Fabled Lands has announced that, together with Eidos and Microsoft, it is going to launch a new gaming app developed on the VeChain Thor blockchain.
It will be called “The Way of the Tiger: Arena of Death“, just like the game-book series that it takes its cue from and that it wants to bring back to life thanks to a new collectable card game based on blockchain.
“The Way of the Tiger” was one of the first successful game-book series, released in the 80s and written by the award-winning authors Jamie Thomson and Mark Smith.
Set in the fantastic world of Orb, it required the reader to take the role of a young ninja on a mission to avenge his foster father and recover some stolen rolls.
Jamie Thomson is now the CEO of Fabled Lands and has decided to create a game, derived from the book, that will put the players against each other in battles using fantasy cards based on the same characters as the original series.
The game will use non-fungible tokens (NFT) on the VeChain Thor blockchain, because, according to Thomson himself, it is scalable and offers the possibility to “create our cards and items without having to deal with all the crypto stuff”, which means using the delegation of commissions that eliminates the need to use a cryptocurrency to create the NFTs.
It is no coincidence that the VET token in the last 24 hours has earned 25%.
It is precisely the ability to create unique tokens, to assign exclusive possession to a public address, and to make all this verifiable, that is convincing more and more game developers to use the blockchain as a core technology.
In this specific case, it all starts with a simple successful book, which is then transformed into a trading card game and ends up on a blockchain for secure, traceable and indisputable trading.
Thomson in fact said:
“It felt like the right time. We were going to relaunch the series into a computer game format but this new technology (blockchain), just made more sense. Imagine playing Magic the Gathering but knowing if you owned a card, it really does belong to you. Or if we say there are only 100 editions of an item or skill, you know there really are only 100 editions”.
“The Way of the Tiger” should be launched in 2020.
The price of VeChain benefits from the announcement
Following the news, VeChain’s price in Tether grew by more than 50%,
“leading it to test the sellers’ controlled supply area around the psychological threshold of $0.01. By the end of June, this level had been used to obtain liquidity and to allow market movers to short the crypto,” explained a trader of PDC Academy, an association that organises blockchain courses in Venice.
“Being emotional is always a double-edged sword and this is true now more than ever, given the instability of bitcoin (BTC) and the increase in dominance,” continued the trader.