New Lightnite (Fortnite-Inspired) by Satoshis Games Uses Bitcoin’s Lightning Network for Payments
You may have heard of Fortnite. It is the most famous video game in the world right now, so it is not surprising that people are starting to apply the blockchain technology to it.
Satoshis Games has recently announced that it is developing a new game called Lightnite, which is said to be similar to Fortnite but using the Bitcoin Lightning Network for microtransactions.
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According to the game’s announcement, the main idea of the game is that you earn Bitcoin by shooting someone and lose it by getting shot. This means that each interaction in the game either makes you lose money or gain it all the time.
Obviously, the best way to deal with so many microtransactions is to use the Lightning Network. The network allows transactions as low as $0.00008 USD without clogging the network, so it is ideal for this kind of game.
It was also announced that some items in the game will have a value in BTC that you can pay for with coins you pick up from a dead player. You can use BTC to buy items from the store. The balances of the players will be updated all the time.
Fortunately, the game will have two modes. One of them is as described and the other one is set to be Bitcoin-less mode, in which non-Bitcoin users can also play without losing or gaining any money whatsoever.
According to the company, the game will be released on all major platforms such as Steam and Itch.io, but also on Elixir, a new game distribution platform by Satoshis Games.