Shout out to aspiring blockchain developers: try out Elemental Battles and start building…

January 24th, 2019

Shout Out to Aspiring Blockchain Developers: Try Out Elemental Battles and Start Building Blockchain Applications

Shout out to aspiring blockchain developers: try out Elemental Battles and start building…

As long as you can code in C++ and JavaScript, you can learn to build EOSIO apps

Elemental Battles is a tutorial-game which Block.one has created to inspire and on-board a new generation of blockchain developers by simplifying the learning curve for EOSIO beginners. It is a free, eight-lesson online tutorial for anyone with basic knowledge of C++ and JavaScript, building a game set in a fantasy world where players can harness the power of three elements — Wood, Water, and Fire. Build the same and learn to create blockchain apps on the EOSIO platform by utilizing basic building blocks of the EOSIO codebase.

Shout out to aspiring blockchain developers: try out Elemental Battles and start building…

How to play the game

In the game, the aim of each move is to select a card that ‘beats’ the card selected by a computer-powered opponent. Each card corresponds to an element and has its own point value. True to the nature of a blockchain app, all tutorial and game results will be recorded on the blockchain.

How to navigate the tutorial

Each lesson is presented in a split-screen format, with explanations on the left panel and codes reflected on the right. Key topics covered include:

  • How to set up a development environment
  • How to develop an EOSIO smart contract
  • How to access the blockchain and smart contract via a web-based front-end
Shout out to aspiring blockchain developers: try out Elemental Battles and start building…

What you gain from the game-tutorial

Ultimately, by completing the eight lessons, you can build your own fully-functioning version of the Elemental Battles game — even before you get started with building your own EOSIO DAPP. Win or lose, players gain from working through the tutorials, learning about the revolutionary technology that is blockchain, and in turn, developing on the EOSIO software.

Shout out to aspiring blockchain developers: try out Elemental Battles and start building…

Latest updates

Since its launch in October, the tutorial has been updated to use eosio.cdt instead of eosiocpp for the building process. It has also been updated to support the following versions:

  • Docker version 17.06 or newer
  • EOSIO version 1.6.0
  • Eosio.cdt version 1.5.0
  • EOSJS version 20.0.0-beta 3

Get started now by visiting battles.eos.io!

Disclaimer

Block.one is a software company that is producing the EOSIO software as a free, open-source protocol. This software may, among other things, enable those who deploy it to launch a blockchain, or decentralized applications with various features. For more information, please visit https://github.com/eosio. Block.one does not provide financial support to anyone seeking to become a block producer on any version of the EOSIO platform that may be adopted or implemented.

Block.one will not be launching any of the initial public blockchains based on the EOSIO software. It will be the sole responsibility of third parties, the community, and/or those who wish to become block producers, to adopt and implement EOSIO in the manner they choose, with the features they choose, and/or providing the services they choose. Block.one does not guarantee that anyone will adopt or implement such features, or provide such services, or that the EOSIO software will be adopted and implemented in any way.

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