Last week, the tech capital of Europe swarmed with countless game industry professionals, concentrated in and around STATION Berlin, an old train station transformed into an amazing conference center.
Seven halls and 23,000 square meters of space hosted companies building products with and for the most used game development engine in the world.
As a Unity Technologies partner, Enjin got one of (if not the) best locations for our booth — it was literally the first thing you’d see upon entering the Expo Hall.
Everyone from curious students and talented artists to veteran game developers and studio executives flocked to the Enjin booth at Unite Berlin to learn about this new, peculiar and exciting technology that can help them to solve hard problems, explore new game mechanics possibilities, and increase their revenue.
Game developers were extremely interested in our platform’s ability to regulate gray market trading and recapture virtual item trading revenue via smart contract-powered trading fees; true item ownership and character and item progression through multiple games was also a common topic.
If you listened very carefully, you could also hear whispers about this new, groundbreaking token standard: ERC-1155.
We’ve met and talked with game developers from all over Europe, from Greece to Ireland, from Spain to Finland, as well as with countless game industry professionals from Berlin itself and other major German cities.
Germany has the largest video games market in Europe, outpacing the United Kingdom. The German games industry is typically focused on the big cities, with Hamburg and Berlin becoming the hot spots in the last few years.
Germany’s capital in particular has a vibrant and prosperous indie game developer scene, due to its new reputation as the “Silicon Valley” of Europe with a new tech startup founded every 20 minutes in Berlin.
While I expected that our booth will be under siege by game developers looking to integrate our technology — something…
Something else happened.
Enjin: The Enterprise Solutions Edition
The reason Unity engine is used by half of all developers in the world is it’s simplicity — it enables almost everyone to easily create virtual worlds, everything from simple mobile games to amazing multiplayer ones.
But Unity isn't just for games.
It turns out, our upcoming Unity SDK created a buzz that reached Unity developers focused on non-gaming applications — developers want to harness the power of Enjin for everything from facilitating security for autonomous vehicles to licencing 3D industrial models used in training simulations of international corporations.
Our Blockchain SDK for Unity will work straight out-of-the box and enable quick, easy blockchain integration into Unity-powered applications—so it comes as no surprise that there’s a demand for non-gaming purposes as well.
And the really cool thing about it is that it doesn’t require any blockchain coding . Anyone playing around in Unity can integrate blockchain without a single line written in Solidity.
We’ll be making a lot of amazing announcements, tech demo videos, and organizing epic contests in the following weeks and months, so stay tuned.
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