The “products” have already been removed, once again generating dust in the industry around these assets.
Without perhaps the great success expected by its promoters, the world of NFT continues to advance through the video game industry hand in hand with the big brands. This is the case of GameStop, one of the main commercial establishments in the sector, which according to some complaints published by Ars Technica would have used it for its NFT commerce. independent releases without the permission of their creators.
As we can read on the specialized portal, Nathan Ello, who created the NiFTy Arcade collection with indie games such as Worm Nom Nom, Galactic Wars and Rogue Fleethave not sought the approval of their authors for at least two of them, being excluded from any payment of the related profits.
If anyone wanted to pay back the money they earned from my work, it would be in the form of shitty cryptoKyrstian MajewskiThe collection in question provides “Interactive NFTs” tied to HTML5 games that could be played entirely from an owner’s crypto wallet. To do this, he searched for open source proposals approved for commercial use, although, as can be seen, the investigation was not entirely successful. Faced with this refusal, the promoter offered the money collected to the original developers and removed the collection, but the interested parties do not agree with the situation.
“My work was sold for profit without my consent,” said Breakout Hero developer Kyrstian Majewski. “Anyway, even if anyone wanted to pay back the money they earned from my work, it would be in the form of shitty crypto.”
Although they are no longer in GameStop commerce, in GameSpot they echo an obvious problem: these “products” can now be sold in other markets.
The news is once again calling into question those who claim that this practice is beneficial for creators. In the gaming industry, there have been several companies that have tried to enter in one way or another, highlighting Ubisoft’s efforts as well as Square Enix’s first big misstep.
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