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Technical Dive: Create Your Gaming Ecosystem

Joan Alavedra
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Overview

Gaming, a realm that has been a part of our culture since the advent of Pong in the 1970s, has seen a significant transformation over the years. Today, we are witnessing the rise of broader ecosystems involving multiple games, publishers, and organizational structures. This evolution is not just about the games themselves, but also about how players interact with them and each other.

At Openfort, we've been working on a framework that reimagines the gaming ecosystem. This framework offers key features such as single sign-on, interoperability, achievement tracking, enhanced permissioning flows, and ecosystem control. We believe this approach will benefit players, developers, and various gaming ecosystems by providing seamless integration, cross-game compatibility, and frictionless onboarding.

The Openfort Framework: A New Approach to Gaming

Our framework introduces several features that are designed to enhance the gaming experience:

  • Single Sign-On Across Games: One ecosystem-level profile serves as an SSO for any game within the ecosystem.
  • Interoperability: Secure and standardized cross-game compatibility for in-game currencies, assets, and more via a player's managed or connected external wallet.
  • Achievement Tracking: Ecosystem-level support for soul-bound tokens, achievements, XP, rank, and more.
  • Enhanced Permissioning Flows: OAuth-like authorization for asset control across ecosystem games.
  • Ecosystem Control & Security: Explicit approval for games requesting access to profile assets and authentication.

Creating a Seamless Experience for All

Our framework is designed to work seamlessly for everyone involved:

  1. Players: APIs work with ecosystem profiles and standard game-level player accounts, requiring no additional implementation.
  2. Developers: No extra logic is needed to make frictionless API calls on behalf of players using ecosystem profiles. The same accessToken and decryptWalletKey are provided for seamless integration with existing API usage.

Potential Use Cases

Our framework can be applied to a variety of scenarios:

  • Gaming DAOs with Partnered Games
  • Game Publishers with Multiple Games
  • Game Marketplaces
  • Gaming Guilds and Gaming Communities

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Benefits of Gaming Ecosystems

The Openfort framework offers a multitude of benefits that enhance the gaming experience for both players and developers:

  • Customization and Branding: Partners can create their platform's UI/UX flow for ecosystem integration with fully documented APIs or opt for the existing UI/UX flow. Customization options include brand colors, logos, icons, background images, domain/subdomain attachment, and more.

  • Security and Permissioned Asset Access: The ecosystem auth flow offers a clear and user-friendly method for games to request permission to access a player's ecosystem profile wallet assets. This approach mirrors conventional OAuth permissioning flows and mitigates the risk of compromised assets.

  • Effortless Integration for New and Existing Games: The ecosystem product seamlessly integrates with new or existing games by simply implementing a "Sign In With..." button within the game. This approach requires no additional logic or development overhead, ensuring a seamless onboarding experience for both players and developers.

  • Keep Your Gaming Progress Secure and Uninterrupted: With your Game ID, switching, losing, or reinstalling devices won't disrupt your gaming progress. Your account remains secure and accessible, allowing you to effortlessly pick up right where you left off.

  • Simplify Your Gaming Experience: Imagine a unified gaming experience where you can seamlessly connect all your games to a single ID. By creating an ID, you'll enjoy a streamlined gaming experience across our entire ecosystem.

  • Play, Connect, and Foster a Vibrant Community: Connecting with fellow gamers is an integral part of the gaming experience. With Game ID, you can find and connect with other players and friends. The friends you make in one game will be visible in other games they play, fostering a vibrant and connected community.

  • Take Your Game Progress To The Next Level: Your Game ID holds the key to unlocking our marketplace, where you will effortlessly be able to trade, buy, and sell assets from all games within the ecosystem. Managing your virtual assets becomes a seamless and enjoyable part of your gaming journey.

Looking forward

Excited to use Session Keys in your game? Let's get started by looking at our documentation and our Youtube video for more.

If you have more questions/ideas/queries, join our Developer Discord let us know there and follow us on Twitter for our updates as we keep shipping.

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