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Bug Spotting Rewards helps speed game testing, and Qudo B2B Marketplace connects developers with service providers to foster creation of new titles

QUDO, a proof-of-gameplay reward mechanism and cryptocurrency for the gaming industry, today announced new developer-focused features on their platform that are designed to streamline and improve the game development process. Qudo helps developers grow their audiences and improve their games by rewarding players in cryptocurrency for their time, scores, and other achievements, all with no blockchain experience necessary.

Qudo is powered by Telos, the second most active blockchain platform in the world. Telos has achieved significant traction in the gaming sector for its high-capacity network and advanced governance features. Qudo opted to build its reward mechanism on Telos because of the network’s speed, low fees, and community support.

The platform’s new features allow game developers to use their QUDO tokens in new ways, including:

  • Performance Rewards: Developers can invest in their gaming communities through the distribution of QUDO tokens as rewards for specific in-game achievements, or for beating personal or global high scores.

  • Bug Spotting Rewards:  In addition to rewarding players with QUDO tokens according to their game time and performance, developers can now also reward players for any bugs they find. Through this new feature, game developers can have their titles properly tested without the need to invest in game testers outside the QUDO platform.

  • B2B Marketplace: QUDO tokens can be used to improve game development for smaller studios through the help of professional service providers from around the world that are listed in the new marketplace.  Developers can select from 22 different service categories, with more to be added, including game development, sound design, website design, 2D/3D artists, copywriting, voiceover and more.

“Through our partnership with Telos, QUDO has enabled all developers to integrate blockchain technology in their titles, without any prior knowledge of blockchain development required,” said João Abrantes, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Block Bastards, the company behind Qudo.  “In addition, we are focused on helping developers build their gaming communities through our easy-to-use, rewards-driven platform. Today’s announcement of our new features represents the next step in QUDO’s evolution as a full-featured development platform for the gaming ecosystem.”

Qudo is compatible with any game using the Unity engine, and offers an SDK that makes it easy for developers to seamlessly onboard their games and customize their rewards. Developers can also purchase services with cryptocurrency directly through the Qudo marketplace, such as 3D artwork, modeling, animation, sound engineering, voiceovers and programming. Qudo’s rewards mechanism will also allow game developers to monetize without intrusive ads, and to improve their games by offering rewards for spotting bugs, which provides valuable real-time feedback.

A community of more than 2,000 players have already joined Qudo, earning crypto-based rewards for time spent playing, reaching new high scores, and other achievements offered by individual games. Players benefit from never having to transact with credit cards and online payment platforms, thus avoiding high fees and fraudulent activities.

“Qudo is pioneering game development by leveraging Telos-based blockchain technology and integrating the industry-leading Unity platform,”  said Douglas Horn, Telos Chief Architect.  “We’re pleased to see Qudo go deeper into the Telos feature set to add new capabilities for the benefit of developers and gamers alike.”

The games now live or coming soon to Qudo include CubiX Fragment, Blox, V8ORS – Flying Rat, FreeBoom, Wizard Rob, Cloud Runner, Versus, AceOfSpace, Time Hardly Waits, SEEDINA, Operation:BoomSlang!, and MoneyLords. Each game is available on mobile, and Qudo plans to expand support for PC games in the near future. Qudo’s Alpha version is operating on the Telos testnet, with plans to launch its mainnet version in late Q2 2021.