Unity, the game engine, is getting assets to interact with Cardano and we would like to extend it with Milkomeda side-chain support.
Create Unity (the game engine) GameObjects assets that will allow Unity developers to easily interact with Milkomeda.
This is the total amount allocated to Milkomeda for Cardano unity assets
Unity is a tool used by a large number of game developers to create and power their creations. Unity software is powerful, extremely easy to use and widely adopted by thousands of developers.
Imagine creating characters, coins and other assets in games that are represented by NFTs. These items can be traded and sold openly with other players. Adding the assets to your linked wallet makes available in-game.
This proposal matches the challenge as it aims to enable developers to create games and their extensions on Milkomeda, in addition to Cardano, which extends its functionality.
The project is going to be open sourced and the development updates are public. The release of the project will be communicated on our catalyst dashboard as well as on twitter.
The main challenge will be an attempt to port existing games on Ethereum to work on Milkomeda. We are confident that this will work, but might take a little bit longer than what we plan for. We are giving two more additional weeks in case of problems to the timeline.
We would like to create Unity assets, that are used directly in the game development, to interact with Milkomeda side-chain, using Blockfrost. The game developer will just drag and drop a specific asset and build the game logic around it.
An example of a game logic could be that a specific door opens only if you own a specific NFT. The game developer will just drag and drop Milkomeda asset on top of the door and specify the action to be done. All this, without the need to run any Milkomeda related infrastructure.
We will also include a simple proof-of-concept game running on Milkomeda.
We estimate it will take about one month of development. The break down of the cost is an estimated guess, based on our professional experience. $13,200 for 120 man hours of a senior game software engineer (hourly rate $110).
Five Binaries is an infrastructure development company. We're Cardano pioneers - with the first Cardano block minted on an aeroplane, first stake pool on the ITN and the first Shelley transaction on the mainnet.
We are the creators of Blockfrost.io. We are participants in Alonzo since the Blue testnet and we are Plutus pioneers.
We are trusted by the community, with 24 proposals across several funds already granted in the past. To find out our progress on making the Cardano infrastructure better, check our Catalyst dashboard page at https://catalyst.fivebinaries.com/.
We are trusted by customers such as Emurgo, Trezor or Cardano Foundation. To get in touch or find out more information about us, please visit https://fivebinaries.com/.
Unity development in our team is covered by Matej, one of our teammates.
To see his open source game portfolio, mostly from Ludum Dare (a challenge where people create a game from scratch just over the weekend), have a look at https://rplnt.itch.io/.
The progress will be visible on GitHub, as the repository will be open to the public (number of commits).
Once done, Cardano assets will include Milkomeda assets and we will also include a simple proof-of-concept game running on Milkomeda.
This is an extension of our previous proposal for Cardano games assets for Unity https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/382358
We are the creators of Blockfrost, creating services and tools lowering barriers to entry for developers.
We are working on the Cardano assets integration into Unity and we would like to extend this feature to the Milkomeda EVM side-chain as well.