Oasys Announces First Blockchain Gaming Hackathon in Tokyo, Supported by Japanese Industry Titans
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 6 June 2023 – Oasys, a gaming-optimized blockchain, today announced the launch of its first hackathon as part of Japan Blockchain Week. The hackathon, backed by a total prize pool worth $65,000 USD, encourages global developers to contribute innovative ideas to the fast-growing blockchain gaming industry. Application submissions are currently open via the official website (Actual sponsors of the event include prominent Japanese industry leaders such as LLC DMM.com / DM2C Studio, KDDI Corporation and SoftBank Corp.
Japan is rapidly developing into an influential hub within the global blockchain gaming ecosystem. Backed by a potent combination of cultural compatibility, a robust talent pool of game developers, and progressive government policies, the Japanese Web3 market outperforms the global average. A unique blend of gaming content and intellectual property-based businesses marks a marked shift towards blockchain gaming, a transformative period in Japan’s gaming history. Set against this backdrop, Oasys’ hackathon serves as a central platform to drive this momentum, reinforcing Japan’s role in the blockchain gaming revolution.
Daiki Moriyama, Director, Oasys, said: “Our hackathon is emblematic of the innovation embedded in the Oasys ecosystem. We’re always exploring new ways to push the boundaries of blockchain gaming, and this event allows us to connect with brilliant minds around the world who share our vision. We hope that this initiative will foster breakthroughs that benefit not only our platform, but the entire blockchain gaming industry.”
Currently, Oasys supports five “Verses” (Layer2) and about 20 games. As part of the effort to expand its ecosystem, Oasys is launching this hackathon. In addition to the grand prize of $65,000 USD, there are additional prizes from each sponsor. Oasys invites developers worldwide to participate in this landmark event.
Registration starts: 6 June 2023
Oasys Hack-jam Study-Session (online): June 14, 2023
Kickoff event (offline): June 23, 2023, at 18:00-22:00 JST
Entry deadline: 12 July 2023, 23:59 JST
Finalist announcement: 17 July 2023
Demo day: 23 July 2023, at 14:00-21:00 JST
Main prize distribution:
Total: $50,000 (split in USDT or USDC)
First prize (1 project): $20,000
Excellence Award (4 projects): $7,500
Note: Part of the prize money will be awarded by winning, while the rest will be awarded when the winning project is released as a playable game on Oasys.
Hackathon themes and sponsored prizes include:
‘AI × Blockchain’ by CryptoGames — Prize: 3000 USDT (or OAS token equivalent to 3000 USD)
‘Volume Activation Game’ by double jump.tokyo — Prize: 3000 USDT (or OAS token equivalent to 3000 USD)
‘Apps Using Loot on the MCH Verse’ by MCH — Prize: 3000 USDC
‘Products using Oasys blockchain’ by SoftBank — Prize: USD 3,000
To be announced (TBA) by DMM.com / DM2C Studio — Prize: $3,000
As the official launch of the Oasys Hackathon approaches, Oasys is eagerly anticipating the visionary projects that participants will bring forth. The event is poised to significantly catalyze the growth and global impact of the blockchain gaming ecosystem, promoting exciting new avenues for the entire gaming industry. Backed by these industry-leading companies and the vibrant community, Oasys is poised to collectively shape the future of blockchain gaming.
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Established in February 2022 to increase mainstream play-and-earn adoption, Oasys committed at launch to partner with 25 game and Web3 technology companies to act as validators, such as Bandai Namco Research, SEGA, Ubisoft and Yield Guild Games. Led by a team of blockchain experts and teaming up with the biggest gaming company names to serve as the first validators, Oasys is revolutionizing the gaming industry with its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) based blockchain.
Focused on creating an ecosystem for players and developers to distribute and develop blockchain-based games, Oasys solves the problems game developers face when building games on the blockchain. The trifecta approach of the fastest network powered by the gaming community, a scalable network powered by AAA game developers and the blockchain that offers the best user experience with fast transactions and zero gas fees for users makes participants ready to enter Oasys and play.