Will Shiba Eternity Integrate With MetaMask?
Shytoshi Kusama, the lead developer of Shiba Inu, has highlighted a new capacity of MetaMask that will let gamers interact with Web 3 enabled functions straight from their wallet.
Yesterday, Kusama shared a tweet referencing a MetaMask thread which revealed that Unity had listed the MetaMask SDK (Software Development Kit) on its Asset store, allowing developers to link their games to the crypto wallet. ConsenSys – the creator of the digital wallet – also declared this listing successful yesterday.
The crypto wallet has stated that its inclusion will bring Web 3 principles and self-custody abilities to the gaming industry. Additionally, it has declared the inauguration of a pilot program for game creators, granting $100,000 to developers wishing to migrate to Web 3. This program called Sidequest will focus on three areas:
- Improving gameplay with NFTs
- Revolutionizing in-game identity with NFT avatars and on-chain authentication
- Ownership in in-game economies
What are the consequences of Shiba Eternity?
Last year, the Shiba Inu ecosystem released Shiba Eternity, a card collection game designed for mobile. As reported earlier, developers are working on a blockchain version of the game that will be hosted on Shibarium, the Layer 2 protocol proposed by the same ecosystem.
Kusama may be signaling the potential of incorporating MetaMask, the most popular Ethereum crypto wallet with more than 30 million monthly users, into a game to encourage more people to use it. This idea is based on MetaMask’s latest announcement.
It is uncertain when integration can be achieved since the Shibarium protocol has yet to be released, even though Kusama affirmed that the beta version was slated to come out last week.
The developers keep making the mobile version of the game better by releasing updates frequently. It has proved popular with more than 250,000 downloads on iOS and Android, each achieving an impressive rating of 4.8 and 4.7 stars respectively.