Marguerite deCourcelle is building an empire that blends her art and her gaming passions, using crypto. I’m convinced Blockade Games will be absolutely massive.
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In this episode, I talk to Marguerite deCourcelle — known online mostly as Coin Artist — the CEO and founder of Blockade Games. Blockade Games is behind Neon District, Plasma Bears, and Pineapple Arcade. Neon District is their flagship game — a blockchain-based RPG that with a multi-phased release.
Before we get to all things Blockade, I talk to Marguerite about her art, and crypto puzzles, where she has gotten a lot of attention. Her most popular piece, TORCHED H34R7S, is up now for auction both as an NFT (non-fungible token) and a physical painting. The puzzle was solved in 2018, with a price of 5 bitcoin.
A great Vice article digs more into the story of the person who solved the puzzle after three years.
The physical painting is on auction right now and ends Sunday.
I’ve just listed the original “TORCHED H34R7S” aka 1Flamen6 for auction on @opensea. The highest bidder will win both the rare NFT and the physical painting!!🔥😱 https://t.co/bNvq73VDTO pic.twitter.com/pqQsxs3QvY
— YT🗝 (@coin_artist) August 11, 2019
Marguerite went on to do a lot of work in the Blockchain ecosystem around marketing and community, before starting Blockade Games.
Their signature game is called Neon District, and it’s going to be awesome.
There is so much opportunity with the games she’s building, you need to listen to all of it.
Links from the show
- Neon District
- Blockade Games
- Auction on Open Seas
- Plasma Bears
- Pineapple Arcade
- Techstars demo pitch
- Block Cities
- Crypto Voxels
- Coin Artist on Twitter
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