Ledger Launches Web3 Game Cometh Battle via Live App
by James · January 12, 2023
Hardware wallet maker Ledger is adding a blockchain game, Cometh Battle, to its Ledger Live app, the company announced on Wednesday.
The company’s software application — designed to give users a more robust interface to view their holdings and manage cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum — now allows users to Web3 game, match.
Cometh Battle is a free-to-play sci-fi digital card game that has released its open beta on the Ethereum scale network Polygon in May 2022. Your in-game tools are as follows NFTs which can be bought, sold or rented. It’s also PVP, which means each player faces off against each other in online PVP matches in Activision Blizzard’s popular Hearthstone.
Players receive 40 in-game cards and a non-NFT spaceship for free at launch, and can then purchase both NFT and non-NFT cards. NFT spaceships in the game can be purchased or rented from other players, allowing users to generate in-game resources to craft new NFT cards.
A Ledger hardware wallet is required to play through the Ledger Live app. Cometh CEO Jerome de Tychey believes that the game’s presence on Ledger Live will make the experience safer and more hassle-free for players.
“Many hacks often limit new users from joining Web3,” Tychey said in a statement. “Partnering with Ledger not only increases the security of our ecosystem, but also aims to safely integrate more players into Web3. we want to ensure an environment where players can enjoy the game without having to constantly be on standby when signing a transaction.”
Cometh Battle is the first game to launch on Ledger Live, but Carl Anderson, Ledger’s vice president of consumer planning, said Decoding that the company wants to see its platform serve as a hub for more Web3 games.
“We’re an open platform,” Anderson said. “This is the first game on Ledger Live, and while we don’t have any other games on the schedule yet, we hope to see more in the future.”
If Ledger Live were to one day become a thriving destination for Web3 games, it would give creators another way to reach gamers. Apples strict new rules for NFTs and Steam’s total rejection of NFTs.
The Epic Games Store has so far licensed NFT games, while Gala Games has developed its own distribution platform to attract players. Ledger’s entry into the nascent market suggests that tThe Web3 gaming ecosystem is still in its infancy – there is still plenty of room for growth.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated after publication to clarify how in-game cards and spaceships work and to correct inaccurate information provided by a PR representative.