Gala Games launched the first batch of Town Star network nodes, an effort to create a community-powered network to support the farming game, and sold out instantly. A total of 600 nodes sold out within minutes of launching. The node runs within the Gala Games Node software, but requires additional resources from the server or computer its running on.
The Town Star nodes work in unison with the existing Founder Nodes, but only support the Town Star game. By using these nodes, the game itself will require less resources from centralized servers. The idea is that in the future the entire Gala Games ecosystem will run on community-owned nodes, with each game also having its own node network.
Currently the only live game in the Gala ecosystem is Town Star. However, for December the team has an testing event planned for their upcoming MMO game Mirandus. In addition they are regularly testing the competitive battle arena game Spider Tanks.
Gala Games considers making their NFTs exclusive to those who pay using their native GALA token. At the moment Gala Games allows users to buy NFTs within their ecosystem using ETH, BAT and their own native token GALA. However, the company considers to make GALA the sole currency for all NFT sales in their Gala Games ecosystem.
In a recent blog post Gala Games announced a renewed pricing system for their Founder’s Nodes, an independent blockchain run by the community. Instead of a price increase of $100 for every 100 node licenses sold, starting from October 1st the price will increase $500 with every 100 nodes sold. However, the maximum price someone will ever pay for a node would be $100.000. However, users will only be able to buy these nodes using the GALA token.
Internally Gala Games has already has discussions about making this change effective across the entire ecosystem. Gamers who want to buy NFTs for Mirandus, Echoes of Empire, Town Star or Spider Tanks can only use GALA. However, for now they will start testing with the nodes, starting from October 1st. When this works as they like, they will probably make changes to the NFT store as well.
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