The game industry operates in a constant stage of change, spurred by new technologies and new strategies to drive player engagement. Perhaps the most promising among these emerging developments is the integration of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. According to an annual Global Games Market report published by Newzoo, the games market will reach $137.9 billion in 2018. Blockchain Seattle 2018 is proud to welcome FlowPlay, a Seattle-based games developer and publisher, as a Silver Sponsor for its premier conference in the Pacific Northwest. Together, they hope to explore the power of blockchain and free-to-play gaming.
FlowPlay has created some of the industry’s most engaging community-based games built on its immersive gaming platform, reaching over 75 million players worldwide since its founding more than a decade ago. To develop an in-game monetization platform for casual games, FlowPlay formed a strategic partnership with the open-source blockchain platform, Dragonchain, a Seattle-based blockchain company offering Blockchain as a Service, in 2017. Most recently, the company partnered with Alto.io to continue its exploration of the opportunity for blockchain to unlock the free-to-play games market.
Just as Seattle established itself as a games industry hub over the last two decades, today the region is emerging as a central location for the growth and innovation of blockchain technology. Blockchain Seattle 2018 will give us an opportunity to collaborate at the intersection of both as we explore the potential for blockchain to evolve all aspects of the games ecosystem and beyond. We look forward to participating alongside our partners at Alto.io and Dragonchain in what should be one of the most insightful blockchain conference in the Seattle area this year.
-Derrick Morton, Co-Founder and CEO of FlowPlay
Blockchain Seattle 2018 will gather over 100 speakers and business leaders in the blockchain space. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the ways blockchain can revolutionize the way every industry does business. The early bird ends on August 31st and get your ticket here.