Digital collectibles marketplace, LimeWire has announced the launch of a new Web3 game intended to bring back fond memories of music piracy with the extra benefit of crypto rewards.
The LimeWire Game emulates an ancient Windows operating system with the LimeWire software running. Users could search and download music and movies from the 2000s using the website- game.limewire.com to participate in the retro game.
It is important to note that the files aren’t real or downloadable, therefore, users will be unable to play or access the content they have acquired in-game.
Interestingly, not all files on the platform are authentic, so if a player contracts a virus, the game is over. To avoid viruses, players have been asked to look out for suspicious file types such as “.exe”, and corrupt file names like “spyware”. Additionally, players can examine file sizes, as authentic MP3 files typically contain smaller Megabytes.
The LimeWire platform encourages users to download as much music as they can at once in order to earn incentives. Players can also get extra points by tweeting about their top scores. All scores are listed on the leaderboard, and the top scorers are promised rewards in LMWR tokens.
LimeWire’s Contribution to the Digital Ecosystem
LimeWire was a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing application that allowed users to share music, videos, and other files over the internet. However, LimeWire was shut down in 2010 after a lawsuit for copyright infringement.
Although LimeWire’s contribution to the digital ecosystem was complex and controversial, the platform increased access to digital information and helped P2P file-sharing technology evolve. Midway through 2022, the platform was relaunched as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace for content creators and membership platforms.
In May, the platform partnered with Universal Music Group (UMG) to give signed-on artists access to its NFT marketplace. Through the collaboration, UMG artists will be able to explore exciting ways to engage with their fans by leveraging the power of digital collectibles.
Currently, LimeWire is getting ready to introduce its own native coin, LMWR, which is built on the Ethereum Blockchain. The token is up for pre-sale and is backed by industry giants including Kraken and Crypto.com.
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