When it comes to Godwoken, we often find ourselves returning to the terms, Godwoken has Arisen, Godwoken Rises, etc., because Godwoken is constantly reinventing itself and building upwards.
Over the past one year alone, Godwoken has gone from a semi-permissioned beta blockchain to a permissionless, open-source L2 that is 100% EVM compatible with support for native Ethereum tooling. Together we have consistently broken new ground and pushed the boundaries of what was possible with the first EVM L2 on an L1 UTXO blockchain.
Now once again, Godwoken takes another leap forward as a new organization (but full of familiar faces).
It is my great pleasure to announce the new Godwoken Game+ Blockchain co-founded by myself, Eric Vander Wal (CEO, former head of developer relations at the Nervos Foundation), Flouse (CIO, former lead developer of Cryptape Engineering), and JJY (CTO, former lead developer at Cryptape Engineering).
Together we have formed this new team with the engineering team behind Godwoken’s development along with key members from the Nervos Foundation. New faces also join us to bring fresh skillsets and insights into the gaming and web3 industry.
It is our sincere desire and commitment to become an even more community-first-focused blockchain as we move in this new direction. Both with our existing community and ecosystem, but also as we welcome new partners and members into our circle.
I would also like to acknowledge the Nervos and Godwoken community and all the support you have shown us over the past years. Without the community, web3 is nothing. We are Godwoken. So I ask that you take this next step with us as we pledge to bring more value and utility to the Nervos ecosystem.
It is our belief that gaming and blockchain are a match made in heaven and that blockchain will bring significant changes to the gaming industry over the next few years. We want to not only be there for this, but become a major driver in these changes. Currently, blockchain gaming has barely scratched the surface of what is possible and perhaps we could contextualize it as early experiments or reaching for the lowest hanging fruit. As an industry, we can do better. We will do better.
Godwoken plans to bring fun-first gaming to the forefront on the web3 industry. We have chosen the name Godwoken Game+ because we believe that games plus blockchain technology and their ecosystem will bring the most value to gamers, developers, and the ecosystem as a whole, and that blockchain games in isolation, ones that are solely focused on the blockchain aspect, will not rise to the highest levels of success. We believe that blockchain can bring game developers new economic models that allow for fun-first games, true ownership of assets and data to gamers, and will be a significant source of new users for web3.
Last but not least, this project has been a labor of love, dedication, and sleepless nights to this point (and beyond). It could not have been done without Terry Tai, Jan Xie, and Kevin Wang, Jane, and many others. Thank you for all of your support and mentorship. We will make you proud.
To the Godwoken community, this is just the start and as the kids say "we are still early".
Eric Vander Wal
Godwoken CEO & Co-founder