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Ownage (http://ownage.io) is a new blockchain based platform to distribute, collect and trade digital game content.
Blockchains, the technology underlying Bitcoin and Ethereum, provide game developers with new ways to handle virtual property, such as in-game purchases, as well as giving users real ownership of their items.
Other benefits include provable digital scarcity, cross game assets, open trading systems, and item provenance, all handled by public infrastructure rather than a closed platform.
Check out this short blog post to learn more. (https://medium.com/ownage/cryptoproperty-6-reasons-the-blockchain-will-revolutionise-game-content-37b249556200)
To make it easy to explore the opportunities blockchains provide, Ownage are building Ethereum based infrastructure and tools that game developers can easily integrate with their existing engines, starting with Unity.
We're ready to let game developers loose with the tools we've built, so we'd love to invite you to our Shoreditch office on Saturday 20th May to come and make something awesome.
You’ll learn about existing blockchain/games projects, then spend the day trying ideas out for yourselves.
No blockchain experience is necessary.
We're excited to see what you build!
10.00 — Arrival
10.30 — Introductions
10.40 — Presentation: Blockchains and Games
11.15 — Introduction to Ownage
11.30 — Brainstorm and Team Up!
21:30 — Presentations and Prizes
There will be a £150 prize for the winning team (paid in Ether) PLUS the unfettered glory of receiving the very first Ownage hackathon championship trophy token. An accolade which will be recorded on the blockchain for all time! Second place will receive £75 (in Ether), third place will receive £25 (in Ether).
For everyone else there will also be drinks, snacks, and good times.
NB: This event is specifically for Game Developers/Designers who wish to participate in the hackathon. If you are either not a Game Developer/Designer, or do not wish to participate in the hackathon, then please don't sign up!