Roblox is one of the most widely used gaming platforms in the world, hosting countless games built on it. Although many developers aspire to achieve its level of fame, which they are attempting to do with Overdare, a game designed for the metaverse and developed through artificial intelligence, based on the Unreal Engine 5 graphics engine, believes it could challenge Roblox’s dominance in one way or another. The creator of PUBG, however, seems quite enthusiastic about the proposal.
Overdare used to be called Project Migaloo and is being developed by Naver Z, a South Korean unit specializing in metaverses. Its concept is based on a user-generated content platform in a way very similar to Roblox and The Sandbox, the two leaders in this market.
Krafton will compete against Roblox
The developer of PUBG, the South Korean company Krafton, is collaborating on the development of Naver Z’s new project, Overdare. According to their own statements, Overdare will be based on blockchain and will generate an in-game economy based on “create-to-earn” supported by NFTs (non-fungible tokens). However, aside from these statements, neither the developer nor Naver Z have provided more details about this game, although they have mentioned that they will reveal more information about it around December 2023.
This announced “create-to-earn” game economy system, however, can be a cause for concern. Most games with similar mechanics have ended up functioning as “work-games” where the lack of gameplay mechanics or interest in the game is compensated by the promise of earning income. Over time, as the player base gradually diminishes, fulfilling this promise becomes increasingly difficult. In this way, the game may not be particularly hopeful, but there’s always a chance for a turnaround.