Storybook Brawl was criticized after the takeover of a crypto company
We learned storybook brawl was criticized, after our previous report on crypto exchange FTX buying its developer.
A free autobattling game, storybook brawl has been available since June 2021 and has garnered generally mixed reviews. Now, storybook brawl was bombarded with over 800 new negative reviews, and as the game is free, anyone with a Steam account can participate.
Following the announcement that FTX was buying storybook brawl Developer Good Luck Games, the studio released a video update in which founder Matt Place said the main thing the acquisition would bring would be more funding for his studio.
However, when asked a bit about what the implications behind a cryptocurrency company owning them might entail, Place noted that their motto is “gamers focus on the games we love.” He added that they were exploring blockchain technology to create value and enjoyment for players, potentially adding blockchain technology to the game.
Place then said that if they couldn’t find something that worked under their currency, they didn’t have a mandate from FTX that adding blockchain technology should happen. Despite this clear message that blockchain technology or NFTs are absolutely not coming to the game, the negative reviews keep coming.
It’s worth noting that a casual look at recent negative reviews reveals that many of them are from players who have dozens, if not more than a hundred, of login hours. storybook brawlso these are, or in some cases are, players who actually enjoyed the game.
A dozen-hour review stated, “The developer was recently acquired by a crypto company (FTX) who plans to use the game as a test bed for NFT monetization strategies. No thanks.”
Another user with 200+ hours said “I can’t continue to play and support as gaming moves into the NFT/Blockchain space”.
A user with 400+ hours said, “The plan to force the unnecessary mechanism of NFT transactions into a beautifully light and streamlined auto battler demonstrates a lack of understanding or interest in the product. I believe that the NFT market and consumer-oriented games are totally incompatible, and I invite others to help send that message by avoiding this product.
storybook brawl is available for PC via Steam.