Game developer Mark Venturelli got a lot of excitement at Brazil’s International Games Festival on Friday after shocking the public for his talk “Future of Game Design” with a new title: “Why NFT it’s a dream. ” It’s a big word against blockchain shooting into the game, one of the most divisive trends this year. The festival’s list of 2022 sponsors will include several NFT and blockchain organizations, including Lakea and Ripio, and the festival program received panels from those sponsors, according to “Web3 and the New Generation of Games. “
Venturelli, who is best known for playing Chroma Squad, didn’t just return those conversations by calling the NFTs a dream: He debated the negatives for the game and ran straight. his knowledge for the future of the game. design.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Venturelli said the event’s blockchain supporters need to “buy their affiliate, because they’re not affiliated.”
“These people are outsiders, they’re not a lot,” Venturelli said. “They’re trying to buy their relationship, because they have no real control over the future of our relationship.”
Prior to receiving a confirmation, Venturelli’s speech went well with the award tweet (opens in new page) describing when he announced his real name and the nickname after he spoke. “It’s an exciting place,” Venturelli said. “I started,‘ Hey, this talk is about the future of the game. ’Then I started talking about it, and I said,‘ Yeah, of course, you’re lying! ‘ This isn’t about talking about the future of game design, because I’m starting to talk about all the things I’ve seen in my 15 years in the industry, and now we have new styles, we talk about them. of talking and saying, ‘Why is NFT a dream.’ “
Venturelli shared his recording on YouTube (opens in new page)and while speaking Portuguese, you can read the English version of the slides that go with it. (opens in new page).
The show of the cheek may come as a surprise to the public, but Venturelli made sure to clean up with the party organizers first. The argument is that while he was clearly speaking, the BIG organizers did not watch the conversation or prevent him from speaking, even though he did not think he was popular with any of the fans. ‘Web3’ support is BIG. BIG did not give an official statement in the conversation as of press time, although PC Gamer was told it would be released on Monday.
“I heard the fans were very angry,” Venturelli said. “They tried to break the conversation when I was talking, but the team wouldn’t let them. They wanted to be on the slides. I gave them access to the slides instead of talking.
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When Ubisoft announced that it was creating a world of NFTs and video game consoles, it sold NFTs in the form of helmets that would allow players to participate in Ghost Recon. : Breakpoint, the video has attracted a number of dislikes. French retailer Solidaires Informatique condemned the design. Nicolas Pouard, VP of Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovations Lab, defended, saying, “The final game is about giving players the opportunity to resell their products in the future. when they’re done with them or when they’re done with the game themselves. “
“This is an ignorant idea,” Venturelli said in our follow -up discussion. “Hope and reality are very different, because the future is that organized and expanded organizations will work with fewer boundaries, and just push others away. This is what you do on the web or in Runescape, or any other game that mimics the economy. “Your property will not be sold to anyone. It will become important in the world when a person dies, because it is now under the control of these people.”
One of the first criticisms of NFTs and other users of the blockchain is the environmental cost of their inefficiency. In his condemnation of Ubisoft’s design, Solidaires Informatique called the blockchain “an unsafe, costly, ecologically mortifying technology.” NFT programs quickly became adept at using terms such as “environmental technology” in their advertising, but none of them complained with deep criticism of their views. That’s what Venturelli thought when he spoke to our interview.
There is a similarity between these assets and pyramid schemes, but there is a perception that things like cryptocurrency are a libertarian ideology based on paranoia about businesses. and other people. That, says Venturelli, is one of the reasons they didn’t qualify in the first place.
“By the way, like in real life, if you don’t trust the people you’re working with, you have to put in more effort to accomplish the same things,” he said. “If I live with you in the same house and we don’t trust each other, I should, every time before I leave my house, hide my belongings. Maybe put in cameras or locks in things. When I get home I have to check everything and see if you have done anything wrong with any of my things, and make sure you don’t enter in my room when I sleep and everything.
“I have a lot of energy to use for being in a room with you, because I don’t trust you. In my opinion, that’s a very good sign in relation to the function of the computationally blockchain, and what is the philosophical concept.after that, ‘that is,‘ We want a world without central control because we cannot rely on any of the them. ‘ And that’s the opposite of what we want as a group, in my opinion. “
Second Life creator Philip Rosedale had similar things to say about blockchain gaming platforms when he spoke with PC Gamer earlier this year. (opens in new page).
The support of the BIG event by NFT and blockchain companies was revealed ahead of the event in an article by Rique Sampaio (opens in new page), the author whose tweet about Venturelli’s conversation went viral. Venturelli said indie developers wanted Brazil’s view of boycotting BIG in response. Venturelli did not agree, so he confessed his conversation as Covid (in the video).
“If we don’t go there, we accept victory. We’re just saying we’re lost. We can’t do this. We have to do something else. Of course, I don’t think so. The company is pro-crypto, pro-NFT.I know them personally, I serve as an advisor on the board of Abragames [the Association of Brazilian Game Developers Companies]. I don’t think against crypto and NFT the most in Abragames, but it’s important for me to express this opinion there. Just as it is important that we go and take the place given to us. Not only to me, but to many people in the indie scene in Brazil. I’m on the side of, ‘Hey, let’s challenge this, let’s use the space, let’s express our opinion against it. Or, the [blockchain companies] talking there. ‘”
That’s the main thing with BIG supportive conversations. “They’re putting their punch on the big stage, just saying, ‘Hey, crypto games are so good, they’re awesome. But a new generation is going to be awesome!'”
Competing in the space, Venturelli and everyone else talked openly about the NFTs and the boilerplate blockchain hype that went into the playgrounds to turn that monologue into a discussion. And Venturelli doesn’t think that irritating any of the show’s supporters will hurt the outcome.
“I don’t think I offended BIG by talking about NFTs,” Venturelli said, “because BIG doesn’t like these guys. That’s the other way around.”
Investors see real estate in South America right now because of political and economic turmoil, according to Venturelli That is, he was more likely to express his opposition.
“If we don’t take some places, and we allow these kinds of people to take these places, they can immediately point out that in the future, they can quickly take the resources so we’re building. them to our next big project, ”he said. according to. “That’s when it starts to be disastrous, because it could affect our future as a profession, in my opinion. Because I don’t think these are long legs. .they will fall for a long time.
Venturelli returned to his talk about the future of game design, adding that he had once again deceived everyone – he was not there. only to clothing on Web3. Venturelli’s indie studio Rogue Snail is working on a looter-shooter called Relic Hunters Legend that fulfills some of its goals, trying to build trust and community among players with the “more human” monetization of F2P and a search-for-company system built around it. helping someone.
“Right now we live in a crisis of trust in the Western community – trust in each other, in businesses, and in our future is declining,” Venturelli said. “We need to build systems that help connect people and build trust, build lasting impact, and build sustainable human impact. These are hidden places that we run from. the oppression of the capitalist society. “
You can watch The Future of Game Design talk on YouTube (opens in new page).