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THNDR Games released Bitcoin Blocks, a Tetris-meets-Sudoku style puzzle game where players can test their problem solving skills against others to win bitcoin. Alongside the release of their sixth game, THNDR announced the Gaming Graph, providing a higher level of connected identity and reputation in gaming on the Nostr network. The first Gaming Graph feature will allow players to earn badges that are tied to their identity and can be transferred to other ecosystems.
The launch of Bitcoin Blocks marks an important milestone in the development of THNDR’s mobile gaming platform. This will be their first game to showcase THNDR’s social competitive layer and features. The first of which is Leagues, THNDR’s massively popular, and addicting, levelling system that pits community members against each other to climb to the top of the Leagues.
Alongside this release, THNDR announced the Gaming Graph, their first experiment with Nostr, an open, global, decentralized social protocol. The first feature release is a badging and reputation system (using Cameri’s NIP-58) for players that is easily transferable to other environments and clients. As players advance through THNDR Leagues and achieve gaming milestones, badges will be issued to their Nostr pubkey and tied to their identity (and are easily viewable on badges.page), allowing users to build a virtual reputation.
THNDR Badges are the beginning of a persistent gaming identity that is transferable to other ecosystems and communities. Reputations established and built in THNDR will be tied to their Nostr identity and may have merit or value in other communities. In the coming weeks, users will also be able to ‘zap’ (or send small amounts of bitcoin) the THNDR Nostr account which will be automatically added to the hourly prize pools in the games for players to win.
THNDR will continue rolling out competitive gaming and social features to the platform throughout the year, making it easy and fun for users to earn their first bitcoin playing games.