BitcoinDeckbound is a digital collectible card game based on Bitcoin—not a game about Bitcoin, rather a game built on the Bitcoin blockchain (its ledger of transactions). In fact, Deckbound is more than a single game.

Deckbound is a collection of digitally durable collectible, tradeable and extensible card games.

Each Deckbound card is backed by a Bitcoin transaction with an identifiable blockchain record. In this way, a permanent history enables persistent leveling and augmentation of individual cards, even as they’re traded from player to player.

New cards, meanwhile, are generated with a built-in economic rarity system. Each new block, referred to as a “genesis collection”, has a target issue size. Once that issue size has been reached, however, players can still purchase additional cards, but at a price that increases with each new copy issued.

At the same time, the system looks out for new and casual players. The release of new blocks is triggered by the value of existing blocks, making sure that there are always available cards at normal prices. All blocks are released with a number of “nomad” cards. These are cards that can be borrowed for free but can not be retained from one play session to the next (which keeps them circulating).

Deckbound’s developer, EVA Plexus, has also designed the system to be open-source and crowdfunded. There is a public API for the software running the blockchain and each genesis collection requires a certain level of public investment. Investors are then paid 25 percent of every card purchase, whether at normal price or at the higher prices of cards selling past their target numbers.

With the blockchain software already built, EVA Plexus begun testing two game applications, Heroes and Land Grab, as well as funding the first card block, Firstborn.

[via Cryptocoins News]

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