A new virtual reality game based on the Bitcoin network is coming to the Steam platform today Friday, March 31. The game called “Bitcoin VR” is a simulation of real-time Bitcoin transactions in a dark setting called the “Forest of Satoshi”, where players can even prune the network with a bow and arrow.
Bitcoin VR Is a Whole New View of the Blockchain
This week, the blockchain company Indiesquare is introducing its Bitcoin VR game via the Steam gaming network. Indiesquare is well known for its Counterparty token wallet, and its collaborative efforts with cryptocurrency incentivized games like Spells of Genesis, Sarutobi, and Takara. However, Bitcoin VR is a different kind of game that allows players the ability to virtually walk around the Bitcoin blockchain.
Bitcoin VR has vector-like graphics where users can walk around, seeing visuals of transactions being processed in real-time on the blockchain. The single player Indiesquare game requires a virtual reality headset to play the simulator. Bitcoin VR developers recommend the HTC Vive headset.
The transactions shown in the game reveal the associated block height number and also the current price of bitcoin. Transactions are represented by block-like objects within the game and gems with larger transaction sizes create bigger gems.
“Ok this is pretty geeky and may not be for all, but we think it’s cool, the first VR Bitcoin block explorer,” explains the Bitcoin VR description on Steam. “Ever wanted to see real time Bitcoin transaction in VR? Ever wanted to prune the blockchain with a bow and arrow? Enter the Forest of Satoshi — In Bitcoin VR you can see real-time Bitcoin transactions fall from the sky in the form of gems you can grab a gem to see the transaction details or shoot them with a Bow and Arrow.”
The First Virtual Reality-Based Blockchain Explorer
Alongside walking around the Forest of Satoshi watching live Bitcoin transactions, users can also see Counterparty token transactions. This includes tokens like Pepe Cash from the Rare Pepe blockchain trading game introduced a few months ago. Bitcoin VR also incorporates a mini-game that involves pruning the chain with archery.
Bitcoin VR runs on Windows 10 operating systems, and the creators recommend around 8gb of memory for quality play time. The game’s transaction simulation environment is considered by developers to be the first virtual reality-based blockchain explorer.
Indiesquare games and the associated Counterparty tokens have become quite popular within the cryptocurrency community. Games like Spells of Genesis have done notably well last year, but a blockchain virtual simulator may be a different story.
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