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Ray Alvarez
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Date: 19th Jan 2021

ARK Announces Partnership with Gala Games

As we approach the launch of MarketSquare, we want to give our community an inside look at some of the partnerships we have formed. These strategic partnerships will not only help make MarketSquare the new homepage for the decentralized web but will also create inroads between ARK and other projects looking to build and collaborate together. Today we would like to introduce you to Gala Games!

Who are Gala Games?

Recently, we here at MarketSquare had a chance to sit down with Jason Brink, Chief Marketing Officer at Gala Games. While gaming and the way we play has inarguably changed over the last decade, the fundamentals of game development - creating unique experiences, working with creative teams, and pushing the limits of technology remain a staple to the industry. Let’s take a look at how Gala Games is giving us that feeling of nostalgia that comes with owning your games while looking towards the future of blockchain-based gaming.

From Gala Games:

Gala Games was founded with one goal in mind: to give power back to the gamers. Our mission is to enable freedom through play. To this end, we have embarked on one of the most ambitious development projects to date - the creation of the Gala Games Ecosystem. Founded by Eric Schiermeyer (gaming legend and co-founder of Zynga), Wright Thurston (one of the first major miners in the cryptocurrency space and holder of multiple patents on blockchain technology), and Michael McCarthy (the Creative Director behind viral gaming hits such as Farmville 2), Gala Games is here to fundamentally redefine both the gaming and blockchain spaces.

The first game released by Gala Games, Town Star, is a deceptively simple-looking but incredibly deep farming simulation in which a user builds a farm to compete in weekly competitions. At various places, NFTs can be used in the game to provide bonuses but are not required to play, have fun, or compete.

Mirandus, the MMORPG/Adventure Simulator currently under development by Gala Games is working to completely redefine both the game development pipeline, as well as the gameplay model by putting the power in the hands of the players and giving them ultimate control over the in-game economy.

There is a LOT more coming for Gala Games node holders, so make sure to keep in touch, join their Discord and get ready for more exciting news!

Keep up with Gala Games by following them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

MarketSquare and Gala Games

As blockchain technology continues to mature, there is no doubt that the promise of blockchain will improve many aspects of gaming in the digital age. Most importantly, by incorporating blockchain technology we can tie in-game assets to players rather than games themselves. When players take a chance on a game, they are investing their time and money on the success of the game and on the overall experience. Irrespective of developer decisions, players take ownership of those in-game assets and maintain a sense of control in the games they love.

Not only does blockchain solve problems associated with digital rights and ownership, but it can also be a solution for services that are growing in popularity such as cloud gaming.

Don’t forget to sign up for MarketSquare’s beta at MarketSquare.io.

MarketSquare wants to take the lead in shining a spotlight on games that contribute to this vision and put power back into the hands of the players. As our partnership with Gala Games continues to develop, keep an eye out for exciting news, joint collaboration and special content built around Gala Games.

We will be releasing a video on Gala Games on our YouTube Channel soon! Make sure to subscribe our YouTube channel.


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