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Bug Spotting Rewards helps speed up game testing, and Qudo B2B Marketplace connects developers with service providers to drive new title creation
QUDO, a game proof reward mechanism and cryptocurrency for the gaming industry, today announced new developer-focused features on its platform designed to streamline and improve the development process of games. Qudo helps developers expand their audience and improve their games by rewarding cryptocurrency players for their time, scores, and other achievements, all without any blockchain experience required.
Qudo is powered by Telos, the second most active blockchain platform in the world. Telos has achieved significant traction in the gaming industry for its high capacity network and advanced governance features. Qudo chose to build their reward mechanism on Telos due to the speed of the network, low fees, and community support.
New platform features allow game developers to use their QUDO tokens in new ways, including:
Performance Rewards: Developers can invest in their player communities by distributing QUDO tokens as a reward for specific in-game achievements or for beating personal or global scores.
Bug Detection Rewards: In addition to rewarding players with QUDO tokens based on their playtime and performance, developers can now reward players for any bugs they find. With this new feature, game developers can get their titles tested properly without the need to invest in game testers outside of the QUDO platform.
B2B Marketplace: QUDO tokens can be used to enhance game development for small studios with the help of professional service providers around the world who are listed in the new marketplace. Developers can choose from 22 different service categories, with more to add including game development, sound design, web design, 2D / 3D artists, copywriting, voiceover and more.
“Through our partnership with Telos, QUDO has enabled all developers to integrate blockchain technology into their titles, with no prior knowledge of blockchain development required,” said João Abrantes, co-founder and CEO of Block Bastards, the company behind Qudo. “Plus, we’re dedicated to helping developers build their gaming communities through our easy-to-use, rewards-focused platform. Today’s announcement of our new features represents the next step in the evolution of QUDO as a comprehensive development platform for the gaming ecosystem. ”
Qudo is compatible with all games using the Unity engine and offers an SDK that allows developers to easily integrate their games and customize their rewards. Developers can also purchase cryptocurrency services directly through the Qudo Marketplace, such as 3D illustrations, modeling, animation, sound engineering, voiceovers, and programming. Qudo’s rewards mechanism will also allow game developers to monetize without intrusive ads and improve their games by offering rewards for bug detection, which provides valuable real-time feedback.
A community of over 2,000 players has already joined Qudo, earning crypto-based rewards for time spent playing, reaching new high scores and other achievements offered by individual games. Players benefit from never having to transact with credit cards and online payment platforms, avoiding high fees and fraudulent activity.
“Qudo is a pioneer in game development by leveraging Telos-based blockchain technology and integrating the industry-leading Unity platform,” said Douglas Horn, chief architect of Telos. “We’re excited to see Qudo deepening the Telos feature set to add new features for the benefit of developers and gamers. “
Online or upcoming games on Qudo include CubiX Fragment, Blox, V8ORS – Flying Rat, FreeBoom, Wizard Rob, Cloud Runner, Versus, AceOfSpace, Time Hardly Waits, SEEDINA, Operation: BoomSlang! and MoneyLords. Every game is available on mobile, and Qudo plans to expand support for PC games in the near future. The Alpha version of Qudo is running on the Telos test network, with plans to launch its mainnet version at the end of Q2 2021.