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Microsoft joins forces to create blockchain card game based on 1980s gamebook

By Ramla Soni

The Way of the Tiger will launch on VeChain Thor blockchain and will not need crypto currency to play

, game developer Eidos and gamebook company Fabled Lands are teaming up to develop a blockchain card game based on the 1980s adventures gamebook series The Way of the Tiger.

The game will be called “Arena of Death”. Players will fight in fantasy-themed card battles where the reader takes the part of a young ninja on a quest to avenge his foster father and recover stolen scrolls.

The revived game book will pit player against player in fantasy card battles, with the same characters, skills and magic featured in the original series, written by Jamie Thomson and Mark Smith.

The Way of the Tiger will launch on the VeChain Thor blockchain, a blockchain previously associated with enterprises and supply-chain management.

It was chosen for “its ability to scale, and create cards and items without having to deal with crypto stuff" as VeChain removes the need for crypto currency to create cards.

Original author Thomsonis CEO of the new brand. He decided to bring the action game to blockchain because he believed the technology “made more sense”.

“Imagine playing Magic the Gathering but knowing if you owned a card, it really does belong to you. Or if we say there are only 100 editions of an item or skill, you know there really are only 100 editions”, he said.

The Way of the Tiger have just released promotional materials and a roadmap.

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