Polkadot Rallies Amid Integration with Pokémon Go & Call of Duty Mobile Tech

By Aaron Feuerstein March 15, 2024 In AI, Cryptocurrency, Polkadot
  • Polkadot team announces new partnership enabling its integration into Unity’s Verified Solutions program and marking a leap in Web3 gaming development.
  • The collaboration leverages expertise in game development and Polkadot’s blockchain technology.
  • This offers significant visibility and potential for innovation within the Unity Asset Store, which is used by over 1.5 million developers.
  • Polkadot’s price surged 51% in a month, outperforming Bitcoin and highlighting its growing influence in the crypto and Web3 gaming sectors.

Polkadot has just announced a new partnership between Parity Technologies and Unity for Games which lets Polkadot join Unity’s verified solutions (VS) program.

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Parity Technologies is a company founded by Gavin Wood, one of the co-founders of Ethereum and a co-founder of Polkadot. The company works on blockchain solutions and calls itself a “collective of tech experts, blockchain innovators, core engineers, Rust developers, & solutions architects.”

Unity for Games is one of the top development platforms in the gaming industry and is behind well-known games such as ‘Pokémon Go’ and ‘Call of Duty Mobile.’


Decentralised Gaming Coming to Polkadot

In a post on X, the official Polkadot account stated the Verified Polkadot SDK for Unity marks a significant advancement in Web3 game development, establishing a bridge between Unity’s robust development tools and Polkadot’s innovative blockchain technology.

This development follows the recent verification of the Polkadot SDK for Unity, integrating it with the world’s foremost platform for real-time gaming, apps, and experiences across diverse platforms. Unity’s VS offers a pathway for decentralised networks like Polkadot to be featured in the Unity Asset Store, a curated platform that vets third-party solutions ranging from SDKs and plugins to editor apps and cloud services.

Polkadot’s post said successful applicants to this program not only gain inclusion in special collections but may also be considered for marketing and promotional campaigns, significantly enhancing their visibility.

This collaboration is particularly impactful given Unity’s dominant position as a software development kit provider, capturing 60% of the mobile gaming market.

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This announcement significantly boosts Polkadot’s profile in the Web3 gaming domain. Additionally, the Unity Asset Store, utilised by over 1.5 million developers, serves a wide range of applications beyond gaming, including animation and architecture, thereby expanding the potential uses and benefits of Polkadot’s technology across the broader creator economy.

Polkadot Price Follows Suit on News

The number 12 crypto by market cap has enjoyed solid gains with the current bull run, going from approx. USD $7.50 (AUD $11.41) a month ago to currently USD $11.67 (AUD $17.76)—a solid gain of 51%—outperforming Bitcoin.

Polkadot (DOT), 1-month graph, source: CoinMarketCap

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. His focus is on decentralised finance and the regulatory space surrounding blockchain. He holds a Master's in Accounting. When he is not studying the latest legal case, he enjoys his time as a modest but eager hobby cook.

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