By Shiela Bertillo
Filipino-led open-source technology company OPGames has donated $300k (more than 15 million in Philippine peso) of their Arcadians NFT sales to top open source software Phaser, Defold, Godot, and Blender. This initiative aims to further strengthen its commitment to developer and open source communities as well as bridging game developers to web3.
“Our commitment to composable open source technologies doesn’t only run within our own stack. We believe that enabling other open source communities is a step towards a more equitable and collaborative future for game creators, artists and technology builders.” Chase Freo, CEO of OPGames, told BitPinas.
According to the gaming platform, “the web’s open source infrastructure is integral to the advancement of web3 and benefits millions of indie game developers worldwide. With 58.5% of indie game developers making less than $1K for their games, publicly-available software plays a vital role in creating an ecosystem that enables the creation and growth of open source projects. OPGames believes that sending out this donation will go a long way toward expanding the web 3 community.”
“We are truly honored to be able to support open-source with the funds raised by our Arcadians community! Open-source game engines are the perfect example of a public good: they are free for anyone to use and safeguards developers from platform lock-in. We hope that this donation will inspire others to support more open-source projects, as they will be foundational in how we break free from the attention economy”, Paul Gadi, OPGames CTO and co-founder, said in a statement.
Moreover, OPGames is encouraging game developers to use these game engines such as participating in game jams. Game developers are also welcome to participate in OPGames web 3 accelerator happening by the end of 2021. The accelerator aims to induct more game creators to web 3 and onboard them on OP Arcade, the company’s player-facing gateway, which helps users discover HTML5 games, compete for prizes in tournament competitions, and purchase OP NFTs.
Further, OP Games also has plans to support the creation of 500 games by the end of 2022, nurturing a vibrant community of creators, players and game owners.
The gaming platform has its arms open to welcome aspiring game developers, artists, and designers looking to publish games onto web 3. Aspirants may sign up via this form.
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