Players of Storybook Brawl are outraged about FTX's acquisition of the game's developer, Good Luck Games.
|Game Developer Faces User Backlash Following FTX Acquisition|
The producer of the free-to-play game Storybook Brawl, Good Luck Games, was purchased by crypto exchange FTX last week.
According to PC Gamer, Storybook Brawl fans are now requesting that the game be removed off Steam, a prominent gaming site where users can buy, play, create, and discuss PC games.
One review on Steam stated, "Good Luck Games was acquired by FTX, a cryptocurrency startup, as a strategy to 'help crypto make inroads with players.'" "I don't want any part of it, and I don't want crypto 'infiltrating' my interests. Uninstalled."
Another reviewer stated that they "can't support a game that brings NFT frauds on Steam," and that this "should be outlawed all over the world."
Since FTX bought Good Luck Games, the reviews have plummeted to the point that only 17% of the last 725 reviews in the last 30 days have been good.
Gaming and blockchain
The uproar sparked by FTX's acquisition of Good Luck Games is the latest in a long series of problems plaguing the gaming industry's connection with crypto and blockchain technology.
Steam restricted apps that use blockchain technology to issue or allow the trade of cryptocurrencies or NFTs last October.
Despite this, a number of leading game developers have embraced NFTs and blockchain technology as the industry's apparent future.
Yosuke Matsuda, President of Square Enix, the creator behind the Final Fantasy franchise, wrote a message to fans in which he stated that the firm should focus its expenditures on the future of blockchain gaming.
Meanwhile, Take Two, the creators of the world-famous Grand Theft Auto franchise, and Ubisoft, one of the most well-known game development companies, have shifted their focus to NFTs.
Many gamers, however, remain sceptical, expressing concerns about the monetization of their beloved hobby.