The Gala Games ecosystem is moving forward with ‘Project GYRI’, their gaming blockchain. In an announcement via the Gala website, the company discussed plans to introduce Project GYRI in the next few weeks.
This announcement is a massive statement of intent by Gala to enter a new phase in their development. It is Gala’s proprietary games-first blockchain.
The Gala Games Ecosystem
Essentially, Gala Games (GALA) is a platform creating blockchain-powered games, aiming to provide “blockchain games you’ll want to play.” The platform launched in 2020 and is a huge proponent of the play-to-earn model (P2E). Significantly, the company offers actual ownership through in-game items and the use of NFTs. There is a wide range of playable games, and the ecosystem is constantly evolving.
Gala Games focuses on quality over quantity. In addition, it aims to ensure users have a wide range of fun, engaging games.
Built on the Binance smart chain, the community-powered Gala world has seen massive success over the last two years. What’s more, as it evolves to include Gala Music, it will use existing blockchain technology and apply it to a new network. Furthermore, this will exclusively power the growing world and allow it to develop further. This new blockchain is Project GYRI.
What is Project GYRI?
Project GYRI has been under development for some time. As of now, the blockchain is undergoing performance analysis. This rigorous testing will ensure the blockchain migration is as smooth as possible.
Although a name isn’t confirmed, Project GYRI is the temporary moniker. The word GYRI may seem strange, but it is a part of the brain. According to the Gala website, “The word comes from human anatomy. Gyri are the folds (ridges) in the cerebral cortex of the brain.”
The new Gala blockchain aims to solve several existing issues and develop areas. Some of the Project GYRI changes will deal with topics such as –
- Faster transactions
- Environmental concerns
- Lower network fees
- Lower minting costs
- Transferability to/from Ethereum
Importantly, Gala doesn’t want to rush into a new blockchain and face problems. Instead, they are taking a slow approach. This method will allow the wider Gala community to learn about migration, understand how it works and have a say in the development.
Gala States, “We will share and explain the ways Gala’s chain will work throughout this testing process. This migration will be a learning opportunity for our community.”
Temporary Gala Game
Basically, Gala will roll out their first live use of Project GYRI over the next few weeks. This temporary game allows the community to explore the capabilities of the new blockchain. What’s more, it is a fun community-wide test of Project GYRI, which will ultimately evolve into Gala’s new blockchain.
Meanwhile, users can earn a play-to-earn token called TEST and buy items in the game with it. However, it won’t be tradeable outside of the game as it is just for the test phase.
Finally, after all the feedback is collected and bug issues dealt with, Gala will eventually roll out Project GYRI.