Ubisoft’s Blockchain Heroes hackathon attracts 57 participants and 12 projects
Blue sky thinking
From June 28th to July 1st, Ubisoft successfully hosted its first blockchain games hackathon at its innovation lab in Paris, France.
Ubisoft has long been a keen supporter of blockchain developers, according to Nicolas Pouard, Ubisoft’s Blockchain Initiative Manager.
“We truly believe in blockchain’s potential to provide key new benefits to players that could help improve their gaming experience,” he commented.
“This hackathon is an opportunity to explore how to set them as heroes of our worlds like never before.”
The event, called Blockchain Heroes, was made up of 57 participants and 12 unique projects, which were placed in front of 5 judges, including the CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot and Roham Gharegozlou, the founding partner of CryptoKitties.
57 participants, 8 mentors, 12 projects, and 1 target achieved: empower players through Blockchain! Congrats to everyone who took part in our #BlockchainHeroes hackathon & thanks to all our partners and experts who made it possible! #Ubinnovationlab pic.twitter.com/1bV1yBm3fD
— Ubisoft Careers (@UbisoftCareers) July 2, 2018
Over these two-and-a-half days, participants were required to work together on these projects with the help of a team of 8 mentors.
One of the prizes for participants was the opportunity to showcase their product in September at the Blockchain Games Summit in Lyon, France.
And the winner is…
Yesterday, Ubisoft announced the winning team, referred to as ‘Piggy Breaker’, with the members of the team being presented with their own Rabbid-Kitty.
A big congrats to the winners of our #BlockchainHeroes Hackathon "Piggy Breaker", awarded with awesome RabbidsKitties thanks to Roham Gharegozlou founding partner @CryptoKitties pic.twitter.com/aoebhaQg95
— Ubisoft Careers (@UbisoftCareers) July 1, 2018
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