First dApp On OmiseGo (OMG) Launches, Plasma Dog, as an 80’s Styled 2-D Video Game


OmiseGo has announced the launch of the first dApp on its network: Plasma Dog, which marks the platform's first move towards a well-established dApp network.

OmiseGO is building a decentralized exchange, liquidity provider mechanism, clearinghouse messaging network, and asset-backed blockchain gateway. It uses the mechanism of a protocol token to create a proof-of-stake blockchain to enable enforcement of market activity amongst participants.

Unlike nearly all other decentralized exchange platforms, this allows for the decentralized exchange of other blockchains and between multiple blockchains directly without a trusted gateway token. The OMG network is a scaling solution for finance on Ethereum, enabling transparent, peer-to-peer transactions in real-time.

The game was created by Hoard which is a development group for crypto video games. This game is an old-school 2D side-scroller, which is similar to the original Super Mario.

Plasma Dog is a comical take on the crypto industry, making use of common terms as characters in the game. The game’s enemies include double spends, faulty child chains, invalid blocks, atomic swaps, and node collusion.

Plasma Dog’s internal reward is a token, which is simply called UTXO. UTXOs are distributed to players for standard gameplay; they’re collected as Plasma Dog traverses Blockchain World. Whenever new coins are collected by the player, UTXO Tokens are sent by the server to the player’s wallet. Once the token is in your wallet, players are then able to transact with them freely.

The biggest advantage of this game over a traditional Atari shooter is that it doesn’t end when it turns off.

“Plasma Dog demonstrates that Plasma MVP can scalably process real-time gaming transactions. And it’s running without a hitch!” says Chris Robison, Community Manager for the Hoard team.

Notably, OmiseGo is not particularly a gaming platform and solves financial problems like banking the unbanked. However, Hoard said: “

The partnership is a match made in crypto-heaven because OmiseGO’s ambitious mission is to Unbank the Banked. Consider this: who is more “banked” than gamers? Except for a handful of blockchain-based game experiments, all video game assets ever are held by a custodian — their games’ servers.”

Although the game is currently live on OMG Testnet, it soon will be implemented on Hoard’s software development kit (SDK). According to the company, in the future, a user will br able to pay for a cup of coffee using Plasma Dog.

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