Updated: Mar 31
ZEBEDEE, the leading FinTech and next-gen payment processor, has partnered with Bear Hug Entertainment, the latest mobile-gaming studio founded by experienced gaming industry professionals, to announce their play-to-earn game “Coin Mahjong,” where players can earn real Bitcoin rewards.
It has been reported that the objective is to shake up the casual-gaming market by introducing real-world, real-money player rewards to familiar gaming concepts. This is Bear Hug’s debut play-to-earn game. Additionally, the game is already live on Android, and more titles are in the works, coming soon.
However, ZEBEDEE and Bear Hug together bring cutting edge takes to the traditional gaming ecosystem. The first game that launches under this team-up is Coin Mahjong. Mahjong is a classic tile-based tabletop game loved worldwide for over a century. Bear Hug’s version of the game distinguishes itself from others by incorporating a rewarded-gaming model.
The report said that this offers small amounts of money (as Bitcoin rewards) to players as a prize for completing levels, without requiring any entry fees or upfront costs. Coin Mahjong’s payment model is possible thanks to its integration with ZEBEDEE’s payments platform, which uses the Bitcoin Lightning Network. This technology makes use of lightning-fast and cost-effective nano-transactions between the game and its players.
Likewise, by using this technology, Coin Mahjong offers small amounts of Bitcoin to players to incentivize downloads and prolong gaming sessions. This model proves that it outperforms traditional retention mechanics by providing a more engaging and rewarding gaming experience.
Ben Cousens, the Chief Strategy Officer at ZEBEDEE, said:
“We’re thrilled to be working with Bear Hug Entertainment, whose highly-skilled team immediately saw the value and potential of our platform. his is a great example of the type of innovation that our platform enables, and we believe that the gaming industry is just scratching the surface of what’s possible with our payment technology.”
ZEBEDEE is a FinTech and payment processor for the gaming industry, supported by global VCs and gaming studios like Square Enix. It allows developers to create real economies in video games. To add to this, it also enables instant global payments of any size through the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Bear Hug Entertainment is a top developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games. The team also brings in experience from across platforms such as Zynga, Playrix, EA, and Microsoft. Their goal is to disrupt casual gaming with rewarded play.
This unique partnership is just the beginning. Both the companies plan to release more titles with this payment technology in the future. They also hope to work on more advanced projects. This includes deeper integrations that show the significant potential of instant global payments in gaming.
Thus, Coin Mahjong and other P2E games are available through the ZEBEDEE app. This app is also the only tool that players need to play games, collect their earnings, and shop.
Source: NFT Evening