Mythical Games’ Blankos Block Party, which the studio claims has more than a million players, is now available on the Epic Games marketplace.
- Web3 game Blankos Block Party is the first NFT-powered game to launch on the Epic Games Store.
- Mythical Games’ title launched in open beta in 2020 via its own launcher, and the studio says it has drawn more than a million players to date.
Blankos Block Party, an NFT-powered online creation game, launched today on the Epic Games Store, becoming the first Web3 title published on the popular PC gaming marketplace.
Mythical Games’ title was previously available from its own website after launching with an open beta in December 2020, and the company said in June this year that Blankos had amassed more than one million total users to date.
Epic Games Store, which claimed more than 194 million total users by the end of 2021, has taken a different approach to Web3 gaming than its chief rival, Valve’s Steam marketplace. Last fall, Valve said that developers could not publish games on Steam that used NFTs or cryptocurrencies in any way.
The version of Blankos Block Party that launched on the Epic Games Store today is functionally identical to the version playable from the game’s own website. Both are available in what’s being billed as an “early access” state, with the full game launch to come across platforms on September 28 with additional content in tow.