Polker will be bringing several industry-firsts to the blockchain and the world of poker. Built on Unreal Engine 4, it is a free-to-play, play-to-earn game that integrates NFT rewards. We’ve never seen anything like it, and it is sure to be a game-changer.
Create Your Own World
In the Metaverse of Polker, players will be able to completely customize their gaming environments and create a world just for them. In the trailer, you can see poker tables located high in the mountains, in the desert or in Hell – with alien, human and monster dealers.
AI Algorithms and Unreal Engine
Polker will be the first-ever online poker platform to be built using Unreal Engine. This means that it will have the best graphics ever seen in the poker world.
Everything about this new online poker platform sounds bonkers. It will even use AI algorithms and deep learning techniques for the characters win the game to come up with unique animations.
Since the avatars can interact based on players’ own action, it creates a more immersive experience for players. This will definitely come in handy when VR is integrated into the platform in 2022.
How Polker’s Play-To Earn Model Works
To begin earning in Polker, players will need to get a PKR pass. There are five tiers of passes, with each one unlocking different perks such as additional big blinds, entry into freerolls and multiplied experience points.
There will be multiple ways to earn while playing Polker. Not only does competing in tournaments offering earning potential; players can also complete medals and quests in order to earn PKR tokens.
Questions and Answers
In researching the new Polker NFT Metaverse, I found myself with a number of questions that I think others involved in the poker community might be wondering about, as well. So, I figured I’d cover my finding here.
Is Doug Polk Involved?
When I first saw the term “Polker”, I thought: “This has to be a product from Doug Polk”. It’s too good of a pun.
However, after a lot of searching, I discovered that it is not, in fact, a venture that has any sort of involvement from Doug Polk. He has commented on NFTs in the past, stating that 98% of NFTs are “horrifically stupid” – so, it’s unlikely we’ll see his named attached to any similar project anytime soon.
Is It Related to The Now Defunct PKR Online Poker Room?
Old-school poker players like me will see the three letters PKR and think of PKR.com – a 3D online poker platform. The two ventures are not related, though.
This is not the return of PKR.com. It’s just the introduction of a new cryptocurrency on a totally new platform. While it is also a 3D online poker game, it’s not related to the original PKR.com at all.
Will We See More Poker-Related NFTs in the Future?
There is a very strong possibility that the poker world will jump on the NFT bandwagon. Especially in the online poker world, there are plenty of opportunities for crossover, and we can see plenty of streamers getting involved.
In fact, this isn’t the first we’ve heard of poker and NFT worlds colliding recently. Just last month, Phil Ivey announced his partnership with The Shoe Surgeon to create a multiverse NFT on Moments.