If Blockade Games was formed 20 years ago, we would have been your typical "big ideas in a small garage" type start up. Instead, we’re a "big ideas on Twitter, Telegram, and Slack" type start up. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a gaming company based on decentralized technology also has a decentralized team. Our official home is in Austin, TX, though there’s a little bit of Blockade Games everywhere.
Blockade Games specializes in integrating blockchain and alternate reality components into puzzles and games to create experiences that transcend the digital world. Our first fully featured game, Neon District, is a crafting strategy RPG set in a tech-noir landscape. We will be one of the first projects to use Loom Network’s SDK to create a seamless gaming experience without compromising any of the benefits of creating blockchain assets. We are expecting to release our first version of the game in December 2018.
If that’s too long a wait, you can hop on over to the Pineapple Arcade where you’ll find vintage style arcade games with a crypto twist, hidden rooms and rabbit holes, with dozens of cryptographic puzzles featuring prizes in Bitcoin and Ethereum. One of the arcade games, "Coiin Man" was commissioned to assist with the upcoming Coiin airdrop.
If your company is looking for a creative marketing solution, Blockade Games’ puzzle makers and game developers can work with you to create a unique and entertaining way to engage your audience.
Our founders have been making and solving cryptographic puzzles since Bitcoin's early days. Marguerite deCourcelle (coin_artist) needs little introduction for her puzzle, "The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto." Since then it's been her dream to make blockchain puzzles and games a full time career.
Our Artist, Diego Rodriguez, entered the crypto scene after illustrating some of the first covers for Bitcoin Magazine. Since then, Marguerite and Diego have collaborated on several puzzles and art pieces, culminating in our living art game, Neon District.
Our Lead Developer, Ben Heidorn lives and breathes code, and fell deep into the crypto wormhole when solving a puzzle crafted by Zd3n and Charlie Lee in 2017. Ben has transitioned from solving puzzles to building them and is the mastermind behind the unsolved Neon District puzzle, boasting a private key holding 15 Ethereum.
Courtney Brock is the newest on the team to crypto, and manages the business operations for Blockade Games to make sure the artists and coders are free to do what they do best.
Chris Loverme is our ever patient and wise advisor. He’s also the founder of Space Pirate Games and Age of Rust, a blockchain game based on counterparty assets.