THNDR Releases New Bitcoin Game with Competitive Play and Announces Gaming Graph on Nostr
THNDR Games has announced the launch of its new Tetris/Sudoku-style puzzle game called Bitcoin Blocks, where players can test their problem-solving skills against others to win bitcoin. Alongside the release of their sixth game, THNDR announced the Gaming Graph, providing a higher level of connected identity and reputation in gaming on the Nostr network.
Set up as a premier gaming company set up on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Blocks will be launched on its mobile gaming platform where users can play games, compete with friends, and earn bitcoin in the palm of their hands. This release comes on the heels of the success of their latest game, Club Bitcoin: Solitaire, the highest ranking bitcoin game of all time, which reached #21 in the US App Store.
The launch of Bitcoin Blocks marks an important milestone in developing THNDR’s mobile gaming platform. This will be their first game to showcase THNDR’s social competitive layer and features. The first is Leagues, THNDR’s massively popular and addicting levelling system that pits community members against each other to climb to the Leagues.
Along with its other games, THNDR also announced a collaborative experiment with the decentralised social protocol – Nostr – namely, the Gaming Graph. Among the features being launched in this collaborative experiment include it badging and reputation systems for players that is easily transferable to other environments and clients. As players advance through THNDR Leagues and achieve gaming milestones, badges will be issued to their Nostr pubkey and tied to their identity (and are easily viewable on badges.page), allowing users to build a virtual reputation.
THNDR Badges begin a persistent gaming identity that is transferable to other ecosystems and communities. Reputations established and built in THNDR will be tied to their Nostr identity and may have merit or value in other communities. In the coming weeks, users will also be able to ‘zap’ (or send small amounts of bitcoin) the THNDR Nostr account which will be automatically added to the hourly prize pools in the games for players to win.
THNDR will continue rolling out competitive gaming and social features to the platform throughout the year, making it easy and fun for users to earn their first bitcoin playing games.