Blockchain ID Startup Metadium Unveils Collaboration With Game Engine Giant Unity
South Korea-based startup Metadium, which is focusing on blockchain identity, has unveiled a Software Development Kit (SDK) on popular game engine Unity’s Asset Store. The announcement explains the initiative as a “strategic partnership” with the gaming company.
According to the media release, the Metadium Meta ID facility is offered through the Unity Asset Store to game designers using the Unity engine. The startup also mentioned the essence of the Unity partnership, stating that it is portion of the Asset Store Partner plan:
“It [this partnership] includes extra assurance tests for our SDK’s stability and certification of our plug-in. In addition to this, there will be more involvement of both sides for promotional activities to ensure exposure and to drive wider adoption among game developers.”
The news publication additionally argues that Metadium’s Ethereum (ETH)-based identity scheme could possibly be opened to the 6.5 million game coders using the game engine. John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, said at a TechCrunch seminar about six months before that the engine is presently being used in half of games around the world— and over 50% of mobile and Nintendo platform games.
A game engine is a software environment designed to facilitate the development of video games. Metadium also reported that very few blockchain associates are in the Unity Asset Store, citing Enjin and DMarket as examples.
In the first half of this month, Enjin — a crypto asset tokenization firm based in Ethereum — also unveiled an SDK for Unity. At about the same time, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released a patent from Unity connected to in – game digital currency tokens.