Altura, a leading platform for game builders, has recently formed a strategic partnership with Cronos, a prominent blockchain network, to accelerate the development of Web3 games on the Cronos Chain. This collaboration aims to provide game developers with Altura’s software development kit (SDK) and application programming interfaces (APIs), empowering them to create innovative and immersive gaming experiences in the Web3 space.
Shared Commitment to Interoperability and Blockchain Adoption
The CEO of Altura, Majd Hailat, expressed his excitement about the partnership, highlighting the shared commitment to interoperability. Altura’s suite of developer tools seamlessly integrates with the Cronos ecosystem, which already boasts an active community of game builders. By joining forces, Altura and Cronos aim to drive further blockchain adoption and pave the way for the next generation of Web3 gaming experiences.
Cronos: Empowering Web3 Builders and Enhancing Interoperability
Cronos, with over 500 ecosystem partners and developers, actively supports Web3 builders through its $100 million Accelerator Program, launched in June 2022. As an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible Layer-1 blockchain, Cronos allows for the swift porting of applications from Ethereum and other EVM-compatible networks. It is built on the Cosmos SDK, an open-source framework that facilitates Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC). This cross-chain communication protocol enables developers to bridge other IBC-enabled chains, including Cosmos Hub and Osmosis, further enhancing interoperability within the ecosystem.
Scalability and Features of the Cronos Chain
Scalability is another key feature of Cronos. Its consensus mechanism, Proof of Authority (POA), built on top of Tendermint’s Proof-of-Stake, ensures secure, fast, and cost-effective smart contract executions. By leveraging experienced validators, POA promotes a scalable model while also contributing to carbon neutrality. Additionally, Cronos is integrated with Crypto.com, allowing Web3 game builders to leverage various services offered by the platform, including multiple payment methods and access to a wide user base.
Solidifying Integration with Kingdom Karnage
To solidify the integration with Cronos, Altura has partnered with Kingdom Karnage, a play-and-earn game developed by Kepithor Studios. Kingdom Karnage is a versatile multi-platform trading card game that offers players the ability to construct strategic decks, engage in battles, explore dungeons, participate in events and tournaments, and earn rewards. With the option to trade cards on-chain or off-chain, Kingdom Karnage presents an engaging gaming experience for players on the Cronos chain.
Empowering Developers to Build on Cronos
Cronos is committed to developing an open ecosystem that empowers developers to build their own decentralized finance (DeFi) and GameFi applications, targeting a global user base of over 80 million. By building on Cronos, developers gain access to Ethereum developer tools, popular crypto wallets, and IBC cross-chain connectivity to Cosmos chains. Furthermore, Cronos Play provides a suite of developer tools, including Unity, C++, and Unreal Engine, enabling a seamless development experience and supporting the creation of composable DeFi and GameFi dApps.
Altura: Supporting Game Builders Across Multiple Ecosystems
The strategic partnership between Altura and Cronos marks an exciting collaboration aimed at accelerating Web3 game development on the Cronos Chain. With Altura’s robust SDK and APIs seamlessly integrating into the Cronos ecosystem, game developers can now unlock new possibilities and create innovative gaming experiences. Cronos, with its EVM compatibility, IBC cross-chain communication, and scalability features, provides an ideal foundation for developers to bring their visions to life. The partnership also solidifies Altura’s integration with Kingdom Karnage, a play-and-earn game that will thrive on the Cronos chain. As both Altura and Cronos continue to foster interoperability and drive blockchain adoption, they pave the way for the next generation of Web3 gaming experiences, enriching the Cronos ecosystem and propelling the industry forward.