NFTs in games, or so-called Web3 gaming, is and has been a sore topic for the gaming community. While a new technological era full of new possibilities (and wealth) dawned for some, blockchain gaming means nothing less than the demise of gaming as entertainment products for others. Criticism that games are becoming labor-intensive processes due to the new technology and that “Pay 2 Earn” is in the foreground cannot necessarily be dismissed out of hand. Still, the catastrophic effects of blockchain on the environment appear even more severe in this context. After the initial excitement, the hype surrounding NFTs seems to have died down somewhat, which may allow for a new perspective.
The time has come! Next week starts LEVEL UP KL, Southeast Asia’s premier industry event for game developers. Hosted by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and in cooperation with Kre8tif!, it is part of a month-long series of events bringing you the latest and greatest for animation and games from the Southeast Asian region. Like last year, this is a purely digital event, and we update you on everything happening at LEVEL UP KL!