Following months of hype and anticipation, the HyperPlay Web3 gaming launcher has now gone live. On top of being a game launcher, the app serves as a store aggregator that will offer access to Epic Games and Good Old Games stores within its interface.
Developed by a former MetaMask operations lead in collaboration with Game7, a Web3 gaming DAO, HyperPlay is now available on all major platforms, and optimized for MetaMask users. According to its pseudonymous creator, JacobC.eth, the tool is “solving the distribution problem and freeing game developers from the risk of deplatforming by these monopolies like Apple, Google, and Steam.”
He goes on to add that, “Unlike the Apple Store, we’re not taking a 30% cut of your developer’s in-game economy. We’re a super developer-loyal product.”
Instead of taking a cut of game sales or transactions, the tool generates its revenue by offering “convenience features.” These features are offered within the app, resembling how MetaMask generates its revenue.
Today, we’re excited to celebrate the early access alpha launch of https://t.co/tXbk7iBEWb, a game launcher that brings Web3 wallets into native games.
— HyperPlay @ ETH Denver 2023 (@HyperPlayGaming) March 1, 2023
HyperPlay Will Provide Users With Many Game Titles
The game launcher will provide users with many games, such as DeFi Kingdoms, The Bornless, Voxie Tactics, Undead Block, and many other Web3 titles. Additionally, there will be support for non-crypto games.
Now gamers using any operating system can tap into HyperPlay and enjoy its unique offerings. This goes for anyone using Windows, Mac, Steam Deck, or Linux. As mentioned earlier, it is optimized for MetaMask but also works well with WalletConnect.
According to the former MetaMask lead, Jacob, the launcher “paints” a MetaMask layer in-game on top of the gameplay experience. This prevents users from having to minimize their game or switch windows to complete transactions. Additionally, they are keen on security to protect gamers from being exposed to compromised files.
“We’re separating the keys from the game.” Jacob said. “If the game is malicious, you don’t want your secret recovery phrase exposed to the game.”
So even if one of its vetted games happens to be compromised, the user can rest assured that they will be protected.
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