This is Pavillion in a nutshell. We’ll briefly outline what Pavillion is and what benefits it provides to the wider gaming community, then close with some info on the Pavillion economy and energy consumption stats of using our platform.
Keep in mind that in order to protect our IP, our technology road-map will be announced as we release features over time. So for now, please expect to find more detailed information on those features that are currently available on Pavillion, and general “top-line” information on future features, which we’ll expand on once they’re released.
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What is Pavillion?
Pavillion is a similar kind of product and service as other digital games platforms, such as Steam or Epic, with an exception that we include a blockchain database in our backend. We do this to securely offer digital ownership and content rights for users which mirror those of owning physical goods, amongst other benefits. Some platform benefits are directly due to our technology stack, others are simply due to our platform design.
What are the benefits of Pavillion?
Benefits for Gamers
"If you can't sell it, you don't own it"
Physical boxed games and digitally distributed games both offer unique advantages and disadvantages to gamers, but when it comes to content usage rights, Pavillion goes above and beyond what either can offer.
Using blockchain technology, Pavillion consolidates the advantages of both physical and digital ownership, providing gamers with a superior user and gaming experience.
Ownership of Games
For the first time ever, gamers can loan, trade, give-away and sell their individual digital games in the same way that they’re used to with physical boxed games. This currently isn’t possible with games distributed on digital distribution platforms like Steam.
Ownership of In-Game Items
In addition to having full ownership of control of their individual digital games, Pavillion also allows gamers to loan, trade, give-away or sell any of their in-game items. This is a feature which NEITHER physical games nor digitally distributed games can offer.
Full Control with Smart Contracts
Not only do gamers have full ownership and control of both their games and in-game assets, but with our unique integration of blockchain technology in our backend, gamers can attach personalised terms (referred to as “Smart Contracts”) that dictate and automate every point and process of the exchange, from price and loan terms, to usage rights and payment preferences.
These three factors combined gives gamers 100% power and freedom in how they manage what they buy, and restores the true meaning of “ownership” of digital items.
This is true and proper ownership – like we had in the good old days, before digital distribution. This is kind of ownership is everyone’s right, and the way it should be.
Benefits for Developers
Besides providing customers with full rights to their assets, developers also have more flexibility with both how they provide gamers with access to their game and in-game content, and also how they engage with their audience with participation and events. These include, but are not limited to:
- Incentives for more open and financially viable content creation and esports communities.
- In-game items can be linked to other benefits. Using the example of our game, 22 Racing Series (22RS), a vehicle in-game asset can:
- Be the ‘license’ for a game. Owning the vehicle means that you can play.
- Provide game access during a specific event only; Time or use limited.
- Incentivise and reward content creators.
- Incentivise tournament creators and reward Esports participants.
- ALL community content and Esports events happen frictionlessly – You set up the rules, the community can then take it from there.
- Our developer-community smart contract system enables and empowers, by giving everyone full transparency and fast frictionless payouts post sale, and post win.
Benefits for Content Creators
(This section will be discussed in detail once our content creation tools are released)
Run-down of benefits for content creators:
- Enhanced incentivisation and participation for content creators, to grow community and content:
- Content creators control the price, sale and licensing terms of their assets.
- Developers can set base licensing/royalty terms.
Benefits for Esports
(This section will be discussed in detail once our esports suite of tools are released, very very soon!)
Run-down of benefits for esports:
- Community driven transparent, verifiable and frictionless event creation and resolution.
- Ability for players, teams, leagues, partners to create their own in-game items and receive distributions from digital sales and monetise their participation.
The Pavillion Economy
Pavillion Platform Currency
The platform has a stable currency which is tied to the USD, one token = 10c (for all users).
This currency cannot be mined, it cannot be hoarded or speculated on for profit, and it’s not limited or scarce. As such, any common crypto-currency profiteering complaints do not apply to Pavillion.
Backend Partner "Phantasma Chain"
We pay money to Phantasma Chain to use their service. There is no requirement for game developers or game customers to directly interact with this chain, or their currency (SOUL) to use Pavillion.
There are no ‘in platform’ transaction fees for anyone using our platform. All transaction fees relating to using the Phantasma Chain service are paid by us, and covered in our subscription with them.
There are no mining or lottery incentives for ‘block producers’ in the the Phantasma Chain network. The block producers are verified entities, they are not anonymous, so there is legal accountability. The block producers only receive a portion of transaction fees paid (by Pavillion) to complete transactions. The transaction processing fee is fixed at just slightly more than the cost to run the network. Block producers are transparent and democratically voted on by the community.
Environmental Friendliness of Pavillion
The decentralised blockchain back-end that we use – Phantasma Chain – is extremely efficient, using 0.035 mWh per transaction. That unit of measure you see – ‘mWh’ – stands for milliwatt per hour (with a milliwatt representing one thousandth of a watt).
To put things into perspective,
- It is estimated that 1 hour of Netflix streaming uses 0.8kWh (kilo-watts per hour). This is as much energy as 23 million Pavillion transactions.
- Boiling a kettle to make a cup of tea uses 700,000 times more energy than a single transaction on Pavillion.
- The average Twitter user consumes the equivalent energy of 3,157 transactions on Pavillion.
- Your PS4 on standby consumes the same amount of energy as completing 285,000 transactions on Pavillion.
To read the full analysis and break-down of these every day energy usage examples, check out our blog article “Pavillion Hub Energy Efficiency Comparisons”.
Even the infinitesimally small amount of energy generated by each Pavillion transaction is offset with green energy. That makes Phantasma Chain the world’s first Carbon Neutral blockchain.
For a comprehensive breakdown of Pavillion’s energy usage, you can check out our other blog articles: