‘Chinese Google’ Baidu to Release Interstellar Blockchain Game

Chinese search engine Baidu has created a blockchain-based game called “Du Yuzhou” (The Universe) where users will receive “elements” to build their own planets while using blockchain features, Coindesk reports Friday, June 8.

The website announces an “open blockchain interplanetary journey,” describing the game as “a magical world made up of all kinds of rare elements” with each user having a “unique planet” that can be explored.

The site notes that each user will receive 100 random elements in an air drop when the game launches — the more elements a user has, the larger the planet grows, thus increasing its gravity and allowing it to get more elements that unlock “mysterious functions.”

Earlier this week, Baidu announced the release of a blockchain protocol aimed at reducing mining energy consumption called the “Super Chain.” In April, Baidu had already released a blockchain-based image rights platform that prevents infringement of copyrighted images.

Blockchain-based games are not new to the crypto space. Ethereum’s CryptoKitties, a digital kitten collectibles game, made more than $12 mln in sales last December.