By David Kostap, Director of Marketing at Roobet
Community. It’s a powerful force that drives the gaming industry today, and at Roobet, we understand its significance.
As a marketing professional, I recognize the impact of community building in all aspects of life, both online and offline. It’s fascinating how people with shared passions come together, forming bonds and experiencing the joy of connecting over common interests.
Roobet was built by gamers, for gamers, and the evolution of the industry has been tremendous thanks to innovation and technological advancements. From humble beginnings of offline single-player games to the advent of online gaming with chat functions, we are now on the brink of a new era—the Metaverse. This concept of a shared virtual universe presents immense opportunities for the gaming community and industry to forge ahead and make waves.
Statistics show that gaming is a predominantly social activity, with a recent study showing that 78% of players see video games as a means of building relationships with like-minded individuals. This social aspect resonates strongly with Roobet, a company that was founded by a group of friends who initially bonded over playing CS:GO and subsequently ventured into developing products around the skins economy. As the social dimensions of gaming continue to grow through online competitions, streaming, chatrooms, and digital goods trading, so does the desire for the gaming experience to reflect this camaraderie.
Gone are the days when games were dismissed as mere escapism from reality. They are now poised to become an integral part of people’s daily lives, just as casual as meeting friends for dinner or hanging out at a club. Games and the Metaverse provide an alternate space where the limitations of the physical world no longer apply. Users can interact remotely, explore new places within the virtual universe without travel time, and enjoy limitless possibilities.
According to EY’s Gaming Industry Survey 2022, 97% of respondents believe that the gaming industry is at the core of the Metaverse. It’s intriguing to realise that the foundations of the Metaverse are rooted in Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) worlds like World of Warcraft—spaces that gamers have been exploring for years, building communities and driving technological and ideological advancements.
At Roobet, our mission is to transform digital entertainment. Nothing is off limits as we try to achieve this – and one thing we’ve spent time considering is taking a leap (or, more aptly, a hop) into the Metaverse, keeping our core values of community, innovation, and adventure in mind. As a company that puts gamers at the forefront, we strive to create a safe and inclusive space that prioritises the needs and desires of our community, offering them the best experience possible.
The Metaverse has the potential to provide so many benefits. It provides a platform for multi-user functionality, enabling gameplay, social interactions, and even virtual parties. It unlocks vast opportunities for creativity and self-expression, and it operates in a decentralized manner, ensuring that no single entity has complete control. Most importantly, it introduces the concept of true ownership, where players can trade, earn, or purchase in-game assets that are undoubtedly theirs.
Imagine walking into a Metaverse-based casino, gauging its liveliness, and seeing if your friends are around, just like you would in the physical world. The thrill and serendipity of real-life outings are mirrored in the Metaverse, from planned meetups to unexpected encounters.
This level of peer-to-peer interaction and autonomy surpasses what was previously possible in pre-Metaverse games. The depth of community engagement and interaction offered by the Metaverse is undoubtedly one of its most appealing and pivotal aspects, whether you’re a novice gamer or a seasoned veteran.
Our aim is to provide the Roobet community with opportunities to participate in the Metaverse as intensively or casually as they desire. We could offer extensive personalization features, ensuring individuals can express themselves within the virtual realm, all crypto-backed security of their transactions and progress.
Before we know it, engaging with friends in the Metaverse may become as natural and effortless as our current social interactions. And rest assured, if Roo has anything to say about it, it won’t be a dull experience.
At Roobet, we’re excited about the possibilities the Metaverse holds, and we’re committed to being at the forefront of this dynamic evolution where technology, community, and marketing converge to shape the future of gaming.