The Interchain Foundation (ICF) and Tendermint, the software development firm behind Cosmos, have announced a collaboration with Forte, a startup developing a blockchain platform for video games.
Collaboration in the gaming industry
Tendermint’s cooperation with Forte, as an essential contributor to the Cosmos Network, opens up blockchain gaming to all developers and players, allowing them to seamlessly connect their gaming ecosystems with the Cosmos interoperable blockchain network.
“With almost three billion gamers around the world and immense interest surrounding NFTs, the partnership with Forte will help propel Cosmos to a wider audience and solidify our place as a leading blockchain ecosystem. We have already built the industry’s best tools for blockchain development like Cosmos SDK and Starport,” said Peng Zhong, CEO of Tendermint.
As a leading blockchain gaming platform, Forte provides game creators and gamers with the required blockchain infrastructure, such as cryptocurrency wallets for storing virtual assets and NFTs, in a safe, easy-to-use, and completely compliant packaging.
More than 25 world-class game developers are working on Forte’s platform, including pioneers Will Wright (SimCity, The Sims), Jeff Tunnell (Starsiege: Tribes, Social City), and Hi-Rez Studios, which secured $185 million in Series A investment headed by Griffin Gaming Partners earlier this year (Smite, Paladins).
Forte has produced over 10 million wallets, 5 million NFTs, and over 8 million monthly active users across its partner games.
How Cosmos helps
Cosmos developers will collaborate with Forte to guarantee that all Forte-based third-party game developers have access to Cosmos’ technology and simply connect their games with the Cosmos network.
Forte will also bring ATOM and other Cosmos-enabled currencies, such as stablecoins, to the Forte network for users to utilize as payment, liquidity, or collateral, substantially boosting the usefulness of the ATOM token and assisting developers and gamers in creating a better experience. The Forte wallet architecture will also support Cosmos Hub wallets and accounts.