The 2022 Beijing Olympics are on their way. However, you can get started with some olympic spirit with a Beijing Olympic themed video game. Not to mention, that game incorporates non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Here’s what’s going on:
IOC Launches Beijing Olympic Video Game
The International Olympic Committee announced that it would be the latest major organization to dive into NFTs. The organization, the one charged with the organization of olympic games, has launched a mobile game based on the coming 2022 Winter Olympics taking place in Beijing.
In the announcement, the IOC said the game will incorporate NFTs.
The app is called, Olympic Games Jam: Beijing 2022, and was developed by nWay, a blockchain game studio owned by Animoca Brands. Part of the game will be the rewards users get as they progress, NFTs!
In the game, players will be able to compete in a number of sporting events including smash hit winter games like snowboarding and skiing. They can also add several custom skins to their avatars.
The game also lets consumers buy digital versions of famous Olympic pins that can be traded with other users on nWay’s marketplace. Of course, these pins are licensed through the official Olympic licensing program and the Olympics will get its cut from royalties on sales.
The game is available on both Apple and Android devices and it happened in perfect timing. The opening ceremony for the Beijing Winter Games will be taking place tomorrow.
In a statement, Taehoon Kim, CEO of nWay, had the following to offer:
“We intend to support the game with continuous updates in the months to come, to keep the players engaged, and the Olympic spirit ongoing.”
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is simple. As a result of this Olympic themed video game, consumers will now have the ability to own a piece of Olympic history, or several pieces, depending on just how far they progress through the game.
That’s exciting news, and it’s even more exciting for NFT enthusiasts.
After all, the news means that adoption of NFTs will likely grow, with most fans of olympics looking to get their hands on their own piece of history, recorded on the blockchain of course.