Steve Harvey-Backed Company Bringing Blockchain Gaming to Family Game Night
Well known “Family Feud” game show host, Steve Harvey, is looking to enter the blockchain space by bringing the play-to-earn gaming sector to family game night via popular TV game shows such as “Deal or no Deal”, “Family Feud”, “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” on the Avalanche blockchain.
Gamestar+ Brings TV Game Shows to the Blockchain
Gamestar+ is a streaming platform that announced a partnership with venture firm Faculty Entertainment and blockchain developer Ava Labs to bring the play-and-earn model to Gamestar+. Steve Harvey is a founding partner of Gamestar+.
This move will allow players on the streaming platform to challenge each other in real-time and earn in-app tokens which can be redeemed for in-game assets or unique NFTs. Players will have the opportunity to trade these tokens for AVAX (Avalanche’s native token), bitcoin, and other digital assets.
This news comes shortly after big household names like Disney and Sony announced their integration within the Web3 space. Steve Harvey told Fox Business “Blockchain will add a whole new layer of fun, value, and competition to not only GameStar+, but the gaming industry as a whole,” adding, “I’m excited to be at the forefront of Web3.”
Gamestar+ Aims to Bring Board Games to the Blockchain
Gamestar+ is not stopping at popular game shows and it wants to integrate web3 within the board games space. They are looking to integrate board games with the ability to play through a smart device. The platform will have access to a menu that we are accustomed to through streaming platforms such as Netflix with the option of TV game shows and kids and trivia board games.
Gamestar+ co-founder Todd Young told Fox Business “50 percent of American households play a board game at least once a week, yet the format of board games has hardly changed in a century. We want to revolutionize the board game business in the same way that Netflix and Spotify have revolutionized movies and music.” He went on to add, “We want to be the one-stop shop for all your game night needs while also bringing this age-old industry into the 21st century.”
The foundation of the Gamestar+ and Avalanche partnership
This is being done in partnership with Avalanche who are known as one of the largest blockchains with projects such as Crabada and Pizza Game. Avalanche announced a $290 Million USD commitment to attract new gaming projects to its platform.
With the recent adoption and push of Web3 gaming in mainstream media and its implementation into everyday lives, it’s no surprise large companies are looking into implementing their biggest names in the space.
This story was written in partnership with Linx Games
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