Tilting Point has revealed their newest line of free-to-play games will be in partnership with NFT and Metaverse developer Polygon Studios, to release 10 games over the next two years, integrating Web3 blockchain technology.
The first three game titles were revealed to be astro-strategy game Astrokings from Korean developer AN games, which Tilting Point acquired earlier this year; virtual slot game The Walking Dead: Casino Slots, based on the AMC series; and Chess Universe, by Tilting Point’s partner developer Kings of Games.
Tilting Point’s co-CEO and President Samir Agili shared his sentiments over wanting to ensure the highest quality and the most cost-efficient platform for their developers to build on, and it was a no-brainer to pick Polygon Studios.
“It was crucial for us to select an efficient and low-cost platform for developers to build and launch their games while ensuring the highest security and lowest carbon footprint,” said Tilting Point co-CEO and President Samir Agili in a statement. “The Polygon network came highly recommended. Combined with the superb talent and expertise of Polygon Studios, it was the obvious choice.”
Polygon Studios CEO Ryan Wyatt also added: “Tilting Point is set to bring a new level of quality to Web3 gaming, accumulated from a decade of building and publishing mobile games. This partnership will help solidify Web3’s place in the gaming industry, and we’re excited to start developing games that champion user ownership and immersive gameplay.”
Another note from Agili states that the partnership will allow Tilting Point to be the ideal developer for both native Web3 developers and those looking to bridge their games from Web2.
As Agili told GamesBeat in an interview, “Tilting Point’s strength has been in having fantastic developers over the years, working with some of the best independent developers on the market, bringing fantastic, big IPs — Spongebob, Walking Dead, Star Trek — to existing engines and making them better.”
With the integration of Web3, the aim is for players to be able to claim digital ownership for their in-game assets like characters and skins.
“We believe that Web3 and the move toward digital ownership will fundamentally impact the games business,” said Agili in a blog post.
“Tilting Point is and has always been about amplifying independent developers’ businesses, their live games and their technology” Agili explained “We believe that blockchain game development and token economics offer incredible possibilities to radically change how players and gamemakers view their relationships with games, benefitting the players, as well as boosting LTV for developers. We intend to help our partners make the most of this opportunity. Web3 strategy is now one of our core strategic pillars.”