Building a community-owned platform for games with breakthrough technologies and new economic models presents an opportunity to change the games industry forever. It also presents a set of complex challenges that have never been solved before. To help guide us as we map out this new frontier of games are five key commitments that are reflected in our work, and in the community itself:
Today’s games are built on economic models that are unsustainable in the future for many in the game industry. We’re dedicated to rewriting the rules and building an entirely new type of economic platform that sets community ownership, participation, and growth as its starting point—and its end. By rewarding developers, players, and publishers who contribute to the network’s health, a new era of community-focused game economies can emerge.
OPEN AND INTEROPERABLE
We believe Forte’s community-owned platform must be inclusive, independent, and interoperable. That’s why we’re weaving cross-chain and cross-platform functionality into the fabric of our platform, erasing any barriers to entry for community members, and ensuring that our platform will continuously improve and serve the community as new protocols, tools, and standards arise.
Centralized game platforms inevitably create a virtual ceiling and often end up taking opportunities from, and limiting growth, for the rest of the community through monopolistic behavior. As our technology matures and adoption increases, we commit to transition to a fully decentralized platform that’s owned, controlled, and nurtured by the gaming community at large. In doing so, developers, players, and publishers of all sizes will be able to reap the benefits of community economics without having to trust a centrally managed platform.
Our aim is to create a transparent, intuitive, and sensible governance framework that ensures no one person or group can control the Forte platform or network, and that actions which are in the best interests of the larger community are rewarded. We’re working tirelessly to find the right rules and mechanisms necessary to create such an unprecedented but vital governance system.
We care deeply about games. That’s why we’re building a platform that we believe will forever change the games industry in positive ways—better business models for developers, new types of game designs for players, and community economics that benefit everyone. As such, we’re committed to long-term investments in building the proper technology and infrastructure necessary for the platform and community rather than seeking any form of short-term financial gain.