The open beta for Robot Cache
is now underway, offering the chance to try out this game marketplace
first announced in January
. This is the brainchild of Interplay and InXile founder Brian Fargo, and
it makes use of blockchain technology to allow customers to buy, earn, and resell
digital video games. Users can also mine cryptocurrency on their PCs, which can
be used for "IRON," the digital currency used on the site.
explains how to earn "mining boosts" which increase your cut of
mining, including bonuses for founders,
, and more.
Here's the previously released
video on the service
and here's more on the beta launch:
We’re experimenting with a radical new
concept that allows gamers to sell their digital games after they’re done
playing them. You’ve probably sold your old game discs to a retailer before, but
now Robot Cache is extending that concept to the digital world. This is only
possible with the help of the publishers and developers, and we’re thankful for
This has never been done before, so bear with us as we experiment with a
completely different type of digital PC game store. We plan on doing things like
rotating our top 10 lists to give more games visibility, having a section
devoted to international developers, distributing blockchain games, and
eventually opening some of our source code allowing you to expand this concept
further than we could ever imagine.
With your help we hope this starts a whole new paradigm for buying not only
digital games, but eventually all forms of entertainment. Enjoy!