OKX Ventures invests in Web3 ‘play ARPG to train AI’ game Blade of God X

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Crypto and Web3 investment fund OKX Ventures recently invested in the Void Labs action role-playing game “Blade of God X,” an early access title with a purported ‘play … to train” feature allowing gamers to steer an artificial intelligence (AI) model’s training through gameplay.

According to a press release from OKX Ventures, the play-to-train concept “not only merges advanced AI agents with blockchain technology, but also allows players to train their AI agents through gameplay.”

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It’s unclear at this time exactly what models are being trained and how gameplay contributes to this training. Cointelegraph reached out to OKX Ventures and Void Labs for further details but hasn’t received a response as of the time of this article’s publication.

Source: @OKX_Ventures on X. 

Blade of God X is an action role-playing game with gameplay that appears similar to “Souls-like” games, known for their complex action sequences.

It’s currently listed on the Epic Game Store as an early access title featuring blockchain functionality. Per the game’s listing, engagement with non-fungible tokens, cryptocurrency, and other Web3 features are strictly optional. Blade of God X is free to download and play, however interaction with its blockchain-based features might require payment or wallet access.

The game is compatible with Immutable X and EVM (Polygon) chains, accord to FAQ documentation on the Epic Games Store.

Those that do choose to connect to the game’s Web3 features will be able to trade and “forge their own game experiences” via MetaMask, GameStop, Venly, Coinbase Wallet, or with Magic Link or Immutable passport.

Per the press release, games in the series have so far been downloaded more than six million times and Blades of X itself has now raised $6 million.

Void Labs founder Tnise said the company was grateful for OKX Venture’s “invaluable support” after its commitment to invest:

“This partnership will provide us with the necessary resources and guidance to continue innovating, broaden our horizons and deliver exceptional gaming experiences to players worldwide.”

The game’s other investors include Delphi Ventures, BreederDAO, Eden Holdings, and several others.