Best Features Of Blockchain Crypto Collectibles Game CryptoZombies Season 2
After a prolonged period waiting, CryptoZombies Season 2 has finally arrived. CryptoZombies is an interactive platform that equips the user with smart contract development skills through developing their own crypto-collectibles games. As of now, it is the most popular tutorial on the Ethereum network. It has over 300,000 registered users.
New Features in Season 2
The most noticeable addition is the change of interface. The site has been restructured to ease navigation through the various programs on offer. Precisely, the content has been separated into several courses tracks form which a user can choose their desired topic.
Firstly, users must access the original Course content. The content has been improved to cover the latest practices in the crypto sector. Also, it enables users to skip past lessons and chapters, allowing them to learn at their own speed. In addition, CryptoZombies season 2 has two new course tracks, one for developing custom game modes on Zombie Battleground, and the second on Plasma Cash. The custom game modes track already has two lessons, with more in the line.
Custom Game Modes for Zombie Battleground
Zombie Battleground is a blockchain-based mobile card game built on the CryptoZombies platform. Thanks to blockchain technology, players can enjoy real ownership of provably scarce collectible cards. Moreover, they can buy and sell the cards from other players on the corresponding marketplace.
Additionally, the Zombie Battleground code has been redesigned to make it fully compatible with the core platform. Specifically, the core game logic has been gutted and compiled into a Solidity file. This means that the rules that control gameplay have been transformed into a modular and swappable component.
Furthermore, the code will be opened up so that any users can customize the game engine to suit their needs. The customized game can be deployed on the blockchain where other players can access it under the Custom Game Mode menu. By doing this, CryptoZombies season 2 enables players to enjoy an array of variations of the original Zombie Battleground that have been developed by their peers.
The above-mentioned functionality is the first time that players can deploy customized games onto a blockchain network. However, mods and modding communities are renowned for their immense contribution to the gaming industry. In fact, there are popular game titles that started out as mods of other games.
CryptoZombies season 2 allows developers to mod server-side logic without having to own a game server. Also, the game mods can be made available for download on third-party game stores. To this end, game mods that are published on GameChain will be accessible to users through the mobile game client. The platform ranks the games according to their popularity.
Rather than using the conventional model where developers create games and users play, CryptoZombies involves all users in the process of building and improving games.
How CryptoZombies assists in Game Modding
Due to the technicality of game modding, coupled up with the nature of tools it requires, this practice has usually been reserved for advanced hackers. CryptoZombies aims to change this culture by offering a detailed guide on how to create mods for Zombie Battleground. Theoretically, a novice can build a game mod in just one hour.
As mentioned above, the modding tutorials on CryptoZombies season 2 are very friendly, even to beginners. In fact, 10% of users on the platform had never programmed with Solidity before enrolling for CryptoZombies. Other blockchain games are expected to emulate the precedent set by Zombie Battleground by allowing users to modify the game engine. Later on, CryptoZombies will introduce a Custom Game Mode Creator Tool for Zombie Battleground that enables users to upload the code of their customized games and publish it on GameChain without exiting their web browser.
The Plasma Cash Path
Despite the widespread use of the term ‘Plasma’ across the blockchain industry, a majority of people do not understand the concept. This is the primary reason why CryptoZombies added this course on their platform. Similar to how CryptoZombies simplified the concept of Ethereum development, the platform intends to break down the concept behind Plasma for the crypto community.
At the time of writing, the lessons under Plasma were labeled ‘coming soon.’ The topics include:
- Truffle deploys and deploying to PlasmaChain
- Using transfer gateways and Plasma Cash contracts
- Multi-fungible tokens