NFT hate leads to Storybook Brawl getting torpedoed on Steam in negative review campaign
Steam users have been voicing their opinion in regard to the recent FTX acquisition of Good Luck Games, which also involved snapping up the game Storybook Brawl. Up to the middle of March, the fantasy card title had received overwhelmingly positive reviews but that all changed as soon as a press release made it clear that crypto currency exchange FTX had acquired the developer and the rights to Storybook Brawl.
The company’s plans for the future of the game apparently involve “the ethical integration of gaming and crypto transactions”. While that sounds innocuous enough itself, some further digging (via user “home” on ResetEra) showed that non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are likely to be involved in Storybook Brawl’s future, with some seeing this as nothing more than a cynical cash grab involving something with little to no intrinsic value.
Unsurprisingly, complainants have been vociferous, and Storybook Brawl’s review graph on Steam for the last few days reveals a perfect snapshot of the overall negative opinion (see below). Recent comments show a deep dislike of anything NFT related:
Was fun before it became a platform to sell NFTs
The sooner all these NFT games fail, the sooner we won't have to put up with this kind of trash from shady corporations
Great game, gobbled up by an NFT machine
Heard about the NFTs so I downloaded the game so I could leave a negative review.
I HATE NFTS!
The latter comment speaks volumes about the gaming sector as a whole, with a Steam user downloading the game just to make their opinion about NFT integration clear. It has also been revealed that the devs are “going to explore non-cosmetic angles” in regard to NFT/blockchain integration, leading to many fans of Storybook Brawl removing the title from their game library.
, /PRNewswire/ -- West Realm Shires, Inc., the owner of FTX US, a leading U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency company, today announced that they have acquired -based developer, Good Luck Games, creator of the popular upcoming card auto battle game Storybook Brawl. Following the acquisition, Good Luck Games will be integrated into FTX Gaming.