Search Giant Baidu Is Launching a Blockchain Space Game

Chinese search giant Baidu revealed on Friday that it is launching a native blockchain game, just days after it revealed a proprietary platform called SuperChain.

Dubbed Du Yuzhou – which means “The Universe” in literal translation – the game depicts a blockchain-powered space journey where users, by participating in the blockchain, would receive “elements” to build their own planet.

The elements – much like token rewards generated by a blockchain – will initially be available through airdrops, according to the game’s official website. As users accumulate more elements, they will be able to develop their own planet that, as it grows, will increase its gravity to absorb yet more elements allowing additional features to be unlocked.

In essence, the goal of the game is allow users to experience features that could arise from cryptocurrency-like assets, besides simply being traded, a representative from Baidu told CoinDesk…

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