Meta Apes – a free-to-play, play-to-earn MMO strategy game designed for a mobile-first experience – is delighted to announce that it has become the first game to go live on the BNB Application Sidechain (BAS). Meta Apes now has an Android app on Google Play. The iOS app will follow in the near future.
The game is set in a postapocalyptic world, where humanity has gone extinct and a new era of Ape rule has begun. Space dominance is next on the agenda. To become the strongest Clan, each player must work closely with their Gang and win the ultimate race into space.
“Meta Apes was born out of this idea of creating a community-oriented game that offers both audiences something valuable – 1) an opportunity for the traditional gamers to earn & truly own their in-game assets and 2) a much more interactive and enjoyable experience to the blockchain gamers who are primarily looking to earn,” said Taylor Shim, Business Lead at Meta Apes.
She added, “Building on an application-focused sidechain helps us avoid a lot of the common issues seen in blockchain gaming like network congestion and giving us a lot more flexibility in terms of game design & tokenomics.”
Using Ankr’s gaming software development kit (SDK), Meta Apes has combined the fun gameplay that users love in Web2 with the incentives and monetization mechanisms that are an integral part of Web3. Meta Apes’ Web3 capabilities, enhanced scaling and intuitive game mechanics have raised the bar in blockchain gaming.
It will integrate blockchain technology, which means that it will also include NFT characters and digital ownership. The blockchain stores all game data, rather than a centralized gaming studio server. True ownership allows players to trade and sell their in-game assets without restriction, as well as earn money while they play.
Ankr also contributed to the creation of the BNB Application Sidechain, (BAS), which allows developers to create and manage their own blockchains that run parallel to the mainnet. Games and apps like Meta Apes that use dedicated sidechains will experience a higher throughput as well as extremely low transaction fees. Developers have the ability to create custom blockchains that meet the requirements of their application, without needing traffic from the rest of the BNB Chain.
Ankr’s new Web3 Gaming SDK gives game studios and developers everything they need to create an amazing Web3 game like Meta Apes, from best-in-class Web3 infrastructure to NFTs, marketplaces, and multi-chain wallet integrations. The SDKs allow game studios to convert Web2 games to Web3 quickly by adding NFTs and crypto payment gateways. It took Meta Apes only about a month to convert from Web2 to Web3 using Ankr’s Gaming SDK.
Ankr assists developers and companies that build on blockchains by providing the best infrastructure in the market and multi-chain solutions to enable them to access the blockchain data quickly and reliably. Ankr’s Ankr Protocol was launched in 2021. It serves more than 200B requests per month across 50+ Blockchains and is poised to become the leader in RPC services.