Meta Apes has become the first game to launch on the BNB Application Sidechain (BAS).
Meta Apes has become the first game to launch on the BNB Application Sidechain. The game has set the record as the first Web3 game built with Ankr’s Gaming SDK on BNB Chain’s new scaling solution BAS.
Meta Apes is a free-to-play, play-to-earn MMO strategy game designed for a mobile-first experience. According to the press release shared with CryptoAdvisor, the team said Meta Apes is now available for Android devices on Google Play, with the iOS app coming in the near future.
Taylor Shim, Business Lead at Meta Apes commented that;
“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.”
Meta Apes is a game set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has vanished and a new era ruled by Apes has begun. The players will need to work closely with their gangs to become the strongest clan and win the ultimate race to space.
Shim added that;
“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.”
Meta Apes has leveraged Ankr’s gaming software development kit (SDK), enabling the project to combine the fun gameplay that users love in Web2 with the incentives and monetisation mechanisms that are an integral part of Web3.
Thanks to this latest development, Meta Apes is set to include in-game cryptocurrencies, NFT characters, and true digital ownership.
Staying true to decentralisation, the game-related data lives on the blockchain instead of a centralised server controlled by a gaming studio. The true ownership of data allows players to trade or sell their in-game assets freely and also earn while playing.