An amusing music downloading game that parodies the history of the music peer-to-peer file-sharing service LimeWire from the early 2000s has recently been released. Web3 has resurrected LimeWire.
LimeWire game emulates an old version of Windows and runs LimeWire on it. Users must enter their email addresses in order to participate. Players in the browser-based game “search” for antique music and movies to “download.”
Search for any musician, song, or movie that was popular in the early 2000s; the majority of results will display. Players must then choose which things to “download.” If the player’s download does not contain a “virus,” he or she will receive 10 points. The LimeWire simulation continues until the timer runs out or the user encounters a “virus.”
It’s important to note that since the files aren’t real and aren’t downloaded, users cannot play or access the in-game content they have gathered.
The top players have been promised cryptocurrency rewards in the form of LimeWire’s future ERC-20 token, LMWR, which will be available for purchase later this month. The scoreboard keeps track of all scores. The top 1,000 players will win a total of 150,000 LMWR, as well as “merch packages,” according to the company.
Play the game until May 15
“Our approach in tapping into nostalgia to promote the new LimeWire was a conscious decision to acknowledge and celebrate our roots,” LimeWire Co-CEO Julian Zehetmayr noted in an email.
Overall, it’s a simple yet interesting game that evokes early 2000s memories while simulating the now-defunct LimeWire torrenting experience, which may appear unsafe for your PC.
“By meticulously designing a game that captures the spirit of that era, we’ve successfully recreated the early 2000s in a captivating and enjoyable way,” Zehetmayr said. “The nostalgic connection not only resonates with those who are familiar with LimeWire in its early days but also introduces the younger generation to the rich history of LimeWire as we venture into the Web3 landscape.”
LimeWire has evolved into a creator membership platform and NFT marketplace, similar to Patreon, where artists can paywall unique content for followers. Creators can sell any piece of content they submit as an NFT on the new LimeWire and receive royalties for further sales.
Content Source: decrypt.co