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Paradigm shift in Web3 gaming

Enabled by smart contracts, Autonomous Worlds are a paradigm shift in gaming, enabling developers, modders and players to build composable, and permissionless game worlds that live on the blockchain forever. Now possible on the Internet Computer — 100% on-chain.

Web2 gaming often prioritizes profits at the expense of player enjoyment. Autonomous Worlds on the Internet Computer, prioritize the player experience.

Extendable game worlds

Web2 gaming

There are growing concerns around some of the profit-seeking practices that have become commonplace in the traditional gaming industry. From blocking modding communities, to making competitive advantage completely dependent on microtransactions. While Web3 games in the past had their own unique issues, Autonomous Worlds may provide a solution that aligns incentives of players and developers.

Evolution of Web3 gaming

Blockchain-based games have been around since 2017, but only recently has blockchain technology evolved to allow for more interesting gameplay to emerge. Initially, Web3 games were simple NFTs that could breed offsprings with different characteristics. Later on, more complex game economies formed using NFTs, fungible tokens, and smart contracts. However, most of the gameplay lived, and still live off-chain relying on centralized cloud providers. Combining Autonomous Worlds and the Internet Computer, whole game worlds can now exist 100% on the blockchain, providing unique gameplay mechanics.

Autonomous Worlds

Autonomous worlds are on-chain game worlds where all player interactions, and digital assets are stored on the blockchain. They enable new forms of gaming experiences and game genres, as these worlds align incentives of developers, modders, and players. Thanks to the unique properties of smart contracts, the communities of these games can infinitely extend these words in a permissionless way.

Perks of Autonomous Worlds

Incentives aligned

Autonomous Worlds align the interest of developers, modders and players, so that they can collaboratively build rich game worlds together.

Infinitely extendable

Smart contracts are composable, which means they can serve as components to hierarchical structures. This allows Autonomous Worlds to extend endlessly.

Driven by the community

Instead of the community being simply the receiver of game content, they can be deeply integrated in evolving it through governance, and content creation.

Uncover new worlds

Discover, and build new worlds on the Internet Computer! Utilizing canister smart contracts, developers and players can build large-scale, extendable game worlds hosted end-to-end on the blockchain. Reverse gas model enables novel revenue models, and lowers the barrier of entry for new players who don’t want to setup a wallet just to interact with an on-chain game.

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Build anything on your own unique voxel island saved as a mutable NFT world, or visit the worlds others have built — 100% on-chain, on the Internet Computer.

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Advantages of ICP

100% on-chain

The Internet Computer enables these worlds to be hosted fully on the blockchain. As canister smart contracts serve web, developers can now get rid of the last centralized component, and host even the game client on chain. This allows the creation of DAOs that control all aspects of these worlds.

300M TXs per day

The Internet Computer processes close to 0.3B transactions a day. Being the highest throughput blockchain, games hosted on ICP can serve unparalleled numbers of players, and horizontally scale out with new subnet blockchains with increased network usage.

0 gas fees for players

The Internet Computer was designed with mass adoption in mind. Canister smart contracts implement the reverse gas fee model, which means that end-users can interact with canisters without paying gas, or even creating a wallet. This enables novel revenue models, and removes a high barrier of entry.

DAO-driven games

Since ICP dapps can be 100% on-chain, DAOs on the Internet Computer can govern complete game worlds end-to-end, including a web-based game client.

Don’t build from scratch


Building an entire smart contract based game is challenging. BOOM DAO has spent a year building ready-to-use, free, and open-sourced game tooling that handles most of the complex smart contract infrastructure, so you can focus on gameplay, and your game client. Player interactions, NFT minting/burning, and the on-chain game server is managed by BOOM DAO's World Engine Protocol.

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