Crypto Projects Offering Mobile Game SDKs

Blockchains can be used to create and manage characters, in-game assets, currency transactions, and to run a marketplace.

Decentraland game play
Decentraland game play

Unity is a cross-platform video game development engine that is most popular with independent and mobile game developers. Since Unity game developers tend to work on smaller projects, they're more likely to integrate blockchain into their games using off-the-shelf solutions, such as software development kits (SDKs).

In gaming, blockchains can be used to create and manage characters, in-game assets such as weapons, in-game currency transactions, and to run the in-game marketplace. Characters and assets can be minted as NFTs and traded inside the game or sold in external marketplaces.

Several crypto projects maintain Unity SDKs:

Decentraland (MANA) ($1.3 billion market cap) - Decentraland is a large metaverse and NFT gaming platform with digital real estate and collectibles. Decentraland offers several gaming SDKs for integrating into Decentraland.

Enjin Coin (ENJ) ($1.3 billion market cap) - Enjin is a blockchain platform and marketplace for NFTs focused on enterprise and gaming. Enjin offers SDKs for the entire in-game NFT character/asset lifecycle--from minting to the marketplace. Every token minted in a game using the Enjin platform is directly backed by ENJ, so items purchased in games running on Enjin are backed by real-world currency.

Stratis (STRAX) ($286 million market cap) - Stratis is an enterprise and gaming blockchain solution with a Unity SDK. Stratis claims it can handle transactions with fees 99% lower than Ethereum.

Metadium (META) ($128 million market cap) - Metadium offers a Unity SDK for decentralized identity (DID) management with support for two-factor and biometric authentication.

DareNFT (DNFT) - DareNFT is launching a solution for onboarding traditional games to the blockchain.