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8Bit-Arcade to build an Appchain-based Web3 Gaming Hub via Tanssi’s Testnet, Dancebox

Tortola, BVI – November 23, 2023. Representing a significant advancement in the web3 gaming landscape, Tanssi Network, a leading appchain infrastructure protocol, has joined forces with 8Bit Arcade, a protocol focused on the retro and indie gaming space. The collaboration with 8Bit Arcade has successfully deployed a customized appchain on Dancebox, Tanssi's testnet. This collaboration aims to further enhance the gaming ecosystem by integrating the unique capabilities of web3, enhancing user experiences, and fostering cross-chain interoperability in the digital gaming arena.


Utilizing Tanssi ContainerChains, facilitates the deployment of appchains rapidly, within hours instead of months, without sacrificing security, governance, or decentralization​​. This technology is anchored in the Substrate framework, which allows for advanced customization and ease of integration with the existing Polkadot ecosystem, bringing in benefits such as shared security and native interoperability​​.


This integration provides 8Bit Arcade with the following:

  • Dedicated Blockspace: Improves the performance of their applications by ensuring they don't have to compete for space with other applications on a more congested main chain.

  • Customizability: Appchains and containerchains offer the flexibility to customize their web3 infrastructure to their needs.

  • Rapid Deployment and Management: Deploys and manages their web3 infrastructure quickly and efficiently, returning their focus to game development.

By creating an appchain tailored to their specific gaming needs, 8Bit Arcade aims to significantly reduce friction and eliminate the barriers that currently hinder traditional gamers in the web2 space from embracing web3 gaming. This move would transform the gaming experience, facilitating cross-chain and inter-game interactions to smoothen the transition for traditional gamers into web3. Emphasizing inclusivity, their appchain is designed to minimize gas fees, making Play-to-Earn models more accessible.

Expanding further on the importance of lower gas fees, high transaction costs have been a notable deterrent in Web3 gaming, particularly affecting gamers in developing nations. By optimizing its appchain to minimize these fees, 8Bit Arcade makes Play-to-Earn (P2E) models more viable and attractive to a broader audience. This approach is about enhancing the gaming experience, fostering inclusivity, and providing economic opportunities to gamers in regions where they are most needed.


"The collaboration with 8Bit confirms that there is a real demand for web3 platforms that want to create gaming environments that are sovereign, secure and decentralized. I’m a big fan of allowing games to improve their UX by adding components like user ownership and governance to create more engagement", says Francisco Agosti, Co-Founder of Tanssi.

The deployment of 8Bit Arcade’s appchain on Tanssi showcases the platform's ability to support specialized Web3 applications and diversifies its offerings by introducing a new segment of users interested in gaming. This collaboration strengthens the network with increased transaction volumes and user engagement. Moreover, the increasing number of projects joining the Tanssi ecosystem, including RMRK and Galaxia Studios, highlights a growing trend toward adopting Tanssi's appchain technology.


About Tanssi

Tanssi's appchain infrastructure protocol is built to simplify and accelerate appchain deployment using ContainerChains. When an appchain connects to Tanssi, it becomes a ContainerChain, accessing a developer-friendly and permissionless environment that provides infrastructure as a service. As a result, appchains can be deployed in just hours— a significant leap from the typical months-long process. On top of this, Tanssi also benefits from the shared security and native interoperability of the Polkadot relaychain. Learn more at tanssi.network.

About 8Bit Arcade

8Bit Arcade is a web-based gaming platform & mobile App that offers a diverse range of retro, indie, and modern interactive games. It aims to be a collaborative ecosystem for game developers and gamers, fostering community engagement through activities such as daily tournaments, esports events, gamathons, a weekly gaming show and much much more! 8Bit Arcade is pushing the boundaries of gaming and is at the forefront of this new wave of sociable, crowd-driven gaming. It will be onboarding the next billion gamers into web3.


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