William Murray Hawkins III, better-known as Journey Hawkins, has had a protracted and extremely impactful profession in video games. Hawkins based Digital Arts in 1982, and led the corporate by its trailblazing first decade, establishing sure specialities like sports activities that the publishing large was constructed on. Then Hawkins went on to launch the ill-fated 3DO, a strong console kneecapped by a excessive worth, earlier than founding Digital Chocolate and spending the 2000s in informal video games (like Mafia Wars).

Now, Journey’s again! Do not get excited. In a move that has robust 69-year-old govt vibes, Hawkins has introduced he is becoming a member of a Web3 startup as co-founder and technique chief. Video games for a Residing (GFAL) relies in Barcelona and all about that crypto, aiming to create experiences that may compete with well-known blockchain video games like… err… Axie Infinity (the topic of certainly one of 2022’s greatest crypto hacks).

Naturally the corporate has its personal token, the $GFAL, which can apparently launch in March. There can be a complete of ten billion $GFAL tokens issued, sure that is billion with a ‘b’, and as with all this stuff it will likely be used to pay for all these providers and instruments that don’t but exist on the GFAL community. There’s additionally the standard crypto guarantees of governance: “Customers who personal $GFAL will get to vote on the merchandise and functionalities that Video games for a Residing will provide sooner or later.”

GFAL is at present creating two video games, Elemental Raiders which is a generic-looking fantasy card-battler, and a match-3 game that includes NFTs. Wait, where are you all going?

Nicely, it definitely ain’t Madden. However take it away Journey:

“Web3 is the bridge to the metaverse,” mentioned Hawkins to Reuters. “And if we will make a metaverse, the economic system of the metaverse needs to be extra like the true world.”

Yuh-huh: You have heard of web3.0, now it is time for web3DO! 

GFAL was based in 2021 by Manel Kind, a former King govt, and little doubt will appeal to oodles of foolish cash. All I would say is take the warning on the high of GFAL’s web site significantly: “Investing in cryptoassets is unregulated, will not be appropriate for retail buyers and the complete quantity invested could also be misplaced.”