Gala Games has revealed plans for a hackathon that will take center stage at the 2024 Game Developers Conference (GDC). The initiative has the support of technology giants such as Alienware, a renowned gaming PC manufacturer, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leader in cloud computing services.

With a prize pool of US$1 million, this 24-hour hackathon is open to both participants attending the event and those joining virtually. The competition is a unique opportunity for developers to explore and implement solutions using the GalaChain SDK, a layer 1 blockchain that is already the basis of popular games such as Spider Tanks, Legacy and Eternal Paradox.

Jason Brink, President of Blockchain at Gala Games, expressed his excitement about the partnership: “Gala is excited to join forces with Amazon Web Services and Alienware to bring the GalaChain Hackathon to GDC. We can’t wait to see what participants build as they compete for their share of the $1 million prize.”

GalaChain technology is known for underpinning innovations in the gaming world, including upgradable NFTs that players can find in Champions Arena, a mobile RPG described as addictive. Additionally, GalaChain, with a block time of less than two seconds and a network of over 30,000 nodes, also supports projects such as GalaSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX), and the social network Rep.

The hackathon promises to be a fierce competition, attracting everyone from enthusiasts to experienced developers. For those lucky enough to be in attendance, the Gala promises not only exhilarating competition, but also entertainment with live music and delicious meals to keep spirits up during the intense coding marathon.

This collaboration between Gala Games, AWS and Alienware is a testament to the growing interest and integration of Web3 games into the mainstream scene. The participation of a brand of the caliber of Alienware, a powerhouse in the world of gaming PCs, highlights the importance and potential of blockchain-based gaming.

For those interested in participating in the hackathon, more information is available at, where developers can register and prepare to dive into this exciting competition.


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