A South Korean online video game will run on blockchain

“Kingdom Under Fire”, a popular South Korean video game, will run on blockchain technology later this year. Image courtesy of Bloom Technology

SEOUL, April 11 (UPI) — Kingdom Under Fire, an internationally acclaimed South Korean online video game, will be operated on blockchain this year.

Bloom Technology, the game’s creator, said on Monday that it successfully ran the game on an in-house created blockchain called Locus Chain without relying on game servers.

Kingdom Under Fire was first released in the early 2000s by South Korean companies Blueside and Phantagram in over 30 countries, attracting fans in the United States and Europe.

“I think historically, Locus Chain is the first public blockchain to operate servers for online games. It’s a technological breakthrough,” Lee Sang-yoon, CEO of Bloom Technology, told UPI News Korea.

“In my opinion, we have proven that gaming services can be delivered over decentralized networks and technology,” he said.

Bloom Technology said it plans to allow users to play Kingdom Under Fire on the blockchain later this year.

The head of the Digital Finance Research Institute, Moon Young-bae – one of South Korea’s top blockchain experts – said that a growing number of services will adopt blockchain technology in the future. coming.

“The public blockchain has strengths as a decentralized network, but it also has drawbacks, such as slower speed as the number of users increases,” Moon said in a phone interview.

“Over the past few years, however, there have been several technological developments, including securing decentralization and speed at the same time, as demonstrated by Locus Chain. I think more innovative blockchain technologies need to follow,” he said.

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