Gamefroot has launched the first iteration of it’s Web3 toolkit for games.
This first release makes it easy for developers to add crypto wallet integration, display NFTs, the ability to read and write from a cloud database and add multiplayer (yes multiplayer) functionality to their games.
Thanks to the power of the Moralis Web3 SDK and OpenSea APIs, Gamefroot users can now start to create Web3 games.
Version 1.0 beta features:
– MetaMask / Crypto Wallet integration
– Ability to display players digital NFT collection in game
– Ability to create NFT membership areas – projects that are only accessible to people that hold certain digital collections (NFTs)
– Reading & Writing data to cloud database
Roadmap (very high level):
– Ability to transfer NFTs
– Ability to mint NFTs
– Cronos integration
Try it out
For those interested in testing new Web3 features hit up the following links and let us know what you think in the comments and in our Discord.
Imagine creating a dynamic and interactive kōrero game that uses the great stories and historic tales of New Zealand Aotearoa that tell us where we came from, how we are connected to each other and the lessons we have learned as we look back on our history.
This competition empowers your students to make an interactive story game themed around New Zealand Aotearoa histories. Your role as their teacher is to guide the students through this process and ensure the history behind their stories are authentic.
Why interactive stories?
Creating an interactive story game provides students with a hands-on learning experience that connects multiple learning areas including literacy, history, social studies and digital technologies.
The templates we’ve made available for students / ākonga are designed to be attractive to a range of teachers. If you’re a literacy teacher, a history teacher, a social studies teacher, or a digital technologies teacher this competition is for you!
The more local the story the better. So if you’re based in Wellington your story might be about early WGTN trade routes, or even the famous Māori chief Te Rauparaha who would pull up to the Thistle Inn on his waka.
If you’re based in Rotorua you might want your students to write about all the geothermal activity or about how when Tutanekai visited the mainland he met Hinemoa. If you’re based in Canterbury you might want your students to write about local sporting heroes, your school values or maybe the earthquake of 2011. It’s up to you!
If your students are going to include cultural contexts in their game, your local Mana Whenua are an excellent resource for keeping your histories authentic. It’s important that hitories are authentic and that you use reliable resources.
How it works
Students need a Gamefroot account
Login to Gamefroot and open the Interactive Fiction template on the Gamefroot user dashboard
Students need to work through and complete each step in the tutorial
Once students completed the tutorial, they have the knowledge needed to create their own unique interactive fiction game
Games must be based on stories from New Zealand Aotearoa
This competition is best suited for students / ākonga year 7 – 10
Students / ākonga must be based in Aotearoa
Games that have been customised beyond the default template (with images and sound) will be ranked higher than those that have not
Games must be published on the Gamefroot site
The deadline for submission is Friday 1 October at 3pm (the last week of Term 3)
There are many contributing factors as to why a virus spreads. One of those factors is the human factor – Simply put, the more that people stay at home and keep a safe 2 metre distance from each other the slower the virus can spread in your community.
The year is 2020. Here in New Zealand, year one of the new digital technologies learning area is upon us!
To help get the party started, Gamefroot has developed a new digital technologies learning resource to support future generations remember and learn about the 6th Feb 1840, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the events that surrounded it.
Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile games ever made. It’s easy to see why – with it’s simple interface, bright cartoon visuals, fun physics simulations, and endless replayability, it keeps the player wanting to get just one more piggy knocked out. But you don’t need to be a big game studio to create your own game just like it.
Every game has to have assets! These are the images, animations, characters, terrain, items, buttons, sound effects, music, and scripts that are used to build your game. You can create your own assets, or you can grab an asset pack from the Marketplace. Most of them are free, and they can be used to quickly make a game. Here’s how: