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NFT plans lead to a F2P card game on Steam that gets a bombshell on review

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Picture book brawl is a popular free-to-play card game on Steam. It has a fairly large and active player base who enjoy the game immensely. And now almost everyone seems angry and bombarding the game’s Steam page behind the developers Picture book brawl announced integration plans NFTs and blockchain technology inside.

On March 22nd, Good Luck Games, the company behind Storybook Brawl, announced that the studio was acquired by FTX US. For those who don’t know FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange launched in 2019 in the Bahamas and has since spread worldwide. It has also recently invested heavily in the creation of a gaming division, Introduced by FTX Gaming last year because it “sees gaming as an exciting use case for crypto.”

In the Good Luck Games announcement, the company shared vague plans to integrate NFT and blockchain technology Picture book brawl. According to the studio, it also promises to ensure the integration is “ethical” and makes the game “better for players” while ensuring that “fun comes first.” (Hmm, vFever promises and vague plans are always part of these NFT/Blockchain announcements. Strange!)

An image showing the logos for FTX and the game.

screenshot: Good luck Games / FTX

If you have been paying attention to NFT news kotaku and other sites in the last 12 months or so, you can probably guess what happened next. (I mean, the title says it all…)

Players responded to the news with near-universal negativity. Over on the game’s Steam page, you see a huge increase in recent negative reviews. The game now has a rating status of “Overwhelmingly Negative” as a result.

As discovered by Eurogamer, one of the developers reportedly mentioned on the game’s Discord server that he was also looking for non-cosmetic options for NFTs. Which upset the community even more.

kotaku has contacted Good Luck Games regarding its NFT plans.

This is far from the first time we’ve seen this song and dance performed. In the last year or so We’ve seen several examples of game companies announcing NFT plans and tHenne immediately receives backlash from players and other game developers.

Many consider the technology to be a huge scam, full of crooks and scammers trying to make a quick buck before the bubble bursts. There are also issues with it, like blockchain technology can lead to more e-waste, accelerate global warming, waste electricity and make it harder for people to find and buy certain computer parts like GPUs.

https://kotaku.com/nft-crypto-blcckchain-storybook-brawl-card-f2p-steam-re-1848708120 NFT plans lead to a F2P card game on Steam that gets a bombshell on review

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