fivefingergames GmbH is a independent game studio based in Lower Bavaria, Germany.
As a collective of three individuals we strive to combine our passion for gaming and cutting edge technology to craft experience never seen before in the gaming industry.
We believe that combining existing and new technology to create something uniquely new is the cradle of true innovation and therefor true progress in and on itself. It is exactly that what we want to achieve here at fivefingergames.
Blockchain technology is often something people dismiss as too hard to understand and without real value. The latter part couldn't be farther from the truth.
Let's examine the unique benefits of a blockchain. It's as safe as a digital storage can get, everything recorded onto it can never be removed. At first glance this seems like a really bad idea, most of the time you don't want to store data indefinitely. But this is the basis on which all of the blockchain benefits foot on.
In the application of blockchain we mostly see digital currencies and that is no coincidence. As the blockchain is used to record a digital none-tempered with ledger of all the transactions ever made. This makes digital currencies very powerful as it essentially eliminates the need for a "trustworthy" transaction intermediary, such as banks. The blockchain has all the information you and the person you want to transact with needs to complete a transaction, no intermediary required. This is the reason why digital currency transactions are much faster then their analog counter part, even though almost all banks use digital networks nowadays.
To build on this idea further, as seen above, it is a good idea to store valuable things on a blockchain. This makes it the perfect place to store virtual goods. Once obtained, a virtual item belongs to the new found owner who can choose to do with it whatever he/she wants.
Video games, invented in the early beginnings of the information age, had a tremendous rise to the top of the list of our "things to do, to enjoy ourselves".
Talented programmers, designers and artists crafted and still do craft experiences no one could ever have in a theater or even a interactive movie. Games are essentially the essence of interactive media and art combined. Modern digital art, if you so will.
It even went so far that the people playing games created their own culture around the medium they love and honor so much. And if all of that was not enough the culture even bleed into other cultures to create a cohesive group of culture that we nowadays call pop culture.
Blockchain Gaming, this is were Blockchain and Video Games meet, and our chosen area of expertise.
This is the next big innovation within the game industry. As those two are a perfect match.
Nowadays, games can be played for free, the now famous Play for Free market. Gamers can just register, login and start playing. And they will probably do so for at least 2 hours every day, although these hours spend are lost forever. Every looted, crafted or with in-game currency bought item is nothing more then a leased virtual item the game developer is kind enough to give you for a while.
This is where Blockchain Gaming shines, as it has the potential to mitigate that. Imagine a video game where every looted, crafted or bought item is completely player owned. Digital ownership, if you so will. This turns the hours spent on a video game into digital wealth which in turn the player can decide to turn into fiat money or just use it in-game to progress further and earn even more. Blockchain makes it possible, as these items can not only be used inside the originating game but are stored on the Blockchain where the player has complete control over it. This essentially turns Play for Free into Play to Earn.