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HyperPlay game aggregator alpha launched, features in-built Web3 wallet

HyperPlay game aggregator alpha launched, features in-built Web3 wallet

HyperPlay, a Web3-native game launcher with a built-in crypto wallet, has announced its early access launch, according to a Mar. 1 announcement from the developer.

The online game launcher was built in collaboration with crypto wallet provider MetaMask, aimed at integrating players’ crypto wallets with game libraries such as Epic Games Store, GOG (formerly Good Old Games), and its own HyperPlay Store. 

The new platform, founded by former Metamask operations lead, JacobC.eth, doesn’t charge developers any commissions and instead plans to rely on crypto services such as swaps and bridges to monetize the platform.

Users of the newly launched Alpha-version of the platform can create new Metamask wallets within its interface, and can even import their existing wallets through an “import” button.

Speaking to Cointelegraph, JacobC.eth said that this wallet can be overlaid on top of a game, allowing users to quickly confirm transactions while playing.

According to the announcement, HyperPlay has launched its platform with 21 Web3 titles, including The Sandbox, Another World, Bionic Owl, DeFi Kingdoms, Moonblasters, and more. In addition, it is connected to both the Epic Games and GOG stores, allowing players to launch the games they own from these other platforms using it.

The platform’s founder told Cointelegraph that a new game aggregator is needed because Web3 games are being de-platformed and overtaxed by major stores, as he explained:

“Today, Web3 game developers are being deplatformed by Apple, Steam, Google, and those legacy Web2 stores are also forcing the developers’ to accept 30% taxes on every in-game action that happens in their economies, so we wanted to create a more competitive market between game stores.”

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He also argued that the platform can give players a universal wallet that doesn’t require them to alt-tab out of a game every time they do a transaction, stating:

“We built Hyperplay as a native…

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