Fractal, a web3 game platform developed on Solana, will soon be available on the Polygon network, according to an announcement by the firm.
Justin Kan, the co-founder of Fractal, said that many game creators “want to be on Polygon.”
What’s in it for users?
Due to the transfer, Fractal has introduced its web3 gaming suite set to feature on Polygon.
These include a launchpad for minting new projects, a marketplace for in-game non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and support in the form of esports events.
With the Fractal Software Development Kit (SDK), programmers may construct in-game markets, allowing players to explore and trade NFTs without leaving the game.
According to Kan, their objective is to serve game creators, and a significant part of that mission is “being wherever the game developers want to be.” Many of them have their sights set on being featured on Polygon.
Polygon network on its glory days
In recent months, big companies like Starbucks, Reddit, Nike, and Meta have used Polygon as a network for their platforms, resulting in Polygon receiving significant attention in the web3 industry.
For instance, during the summer of 2017, Reddit has been responsible for the creation of almost 8.5 million Collectible Avatars on Polygon. While Nike is releasing metaverse apparel on Polygon, Starbucks has developed a loyalty program based on collecting NFTs for its customers.
Games are also expanding on the platform, and upon launch, Fractal will feature thirty games based on the polygon graphics format. These games will include Sunflower Land, Aether Games, Life Beyond, and Phantom Galaxies.
In the lead-up to the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), which will take place in March, Fractal will collaborate with Polygon Labs to host various online competitions and events to promote video games.
Magic Eden, the preeminent Solana NFT marketplace, also recently introduced support for Polygon, which means that Fractal will face competition with which it is already acquainted. Kan thinks that the fact that Fractal is only focused on the game industry will continue to set it apart on the new platform.
Kan is unwavering in his belief that web3 models will become prevalent in the industry. However, interest in NFT has waned significantly over the previous few months, and many video game enthusiasts need to be more enthusiastic about the technology.
It’s simply that he’s waiting for more games to come out that are engrossing enough to prove his point and not only draw people who want to be NFT flippers.
According to today’s announcements made by both firms, Polygon Ventures also has investments in Fractal; however, the size of this investment has yet to be made public.