Robot Cache Opens Early Sign-ups for Interested Gamers

Friday, August 17th, 2018

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Robot Cache has opened early-access sign-ups for gamers interested in joining the new digital distribution platform founded by Brian Fargo. It aims to be the world’s first decentralized PC video game distribution platform, allowing players to resell digital copies of games they no longer play. The early access period begins in October 2018, but those interested can sign-up now at https://www.robotcache.com/. Those who join now will become life-time members inducted into the Robot Cache Founders’ Club. They will get rewards and special offers from Robot Cache, as well as from developers and publishers. This includes a Founder badge to display on your profile. These perks will only be available for those that sign up between now and the end of the Early Access period, which ends when the platform officially launches.

The new digital video game distribution platform also has its own cryptocurrency called IRON, which you can mine and use to purchase games on Robot Cache. One IRON token is roughly equal to one Euro, according to the press release. Robot Cache also gives game developers and publishers a bigger cut of the pie, with 95% going to the developers and publishers behind the games. That’s about 25% higher than the current industry standard.

oprainfall | Robot Cache screen

The Robot Cache screen.

 

For those attending Gamescom 2018, you will have the opportunity to collect rare Robot Cache Founders’ Club pins at the RocketBeans merchandise booth (at Hall 05.2 | Stand A015). These pins come in two limited edition colors and include codes for IRON tokens. The IRON cryptocurrency tokens can be redeemed on the Robot Cache platform and used toward game purchases once the platform has launched.

Robot Cache uses blockchain technology to reduce the fees paid by developers and publishers by 80%, and allows gamers to resell digital copies of games they no longer play. Players will earn 25% of the proceeds from these video game resales (in the form of IRON tokens). Furthermore, developers and publishers can also set resale pricing and earn 70% of the proceeds from video game resales. Developers and publishers already supporting the new digital distribution platform include the following (with more to be announced):

  • 505 Games
  • Anuman Interactive SA
  • Entrada Interactive
  • Forthright Entertainment
  • inXile Entertainment
  • Maximum Games
  • Microids
  • Modus Games
  • Paradox Interactive
  • THQ Nordic
  • Versus Evil

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.