LimeWire, a former peer-to-peer file-sharing platform turned nonfungible token marketplace, has created a new game targeted at bringing back the nostalgia of music piracy with the extra bonus of cryptocurrency incentives.
On April 13, a throwback music-downloading game with a Windows XP theme was released on Web3, bringing back the legendary music-downloading platform that was enormously popular in the early 2000s.
To play the browser-based game that asks players to look for old early 2000s music and movies to download, players must provide their email addresses.
Players can select which songs or movies from that era they want to "download" from the simulation's catalogue within a set window of time. The player will receive points for each fake download that doesn't have a fake "virus" in it.
The highest scorers are given a chance to win a distribution of LimeWire's forthcoming LMWR ERC-20 token by placing their names on a scoreboard.
With the goal of being a top marketplace for creative material and membership platform, LimeWire was re-launched as an NFT marketplace in the middle of 2022.
The original file-sharing service was discontinued in 2010 as a result of a federal copyright infringement lawsuit, and neither the original platform nor its staff are affiliated with the LimeWire NFT marketplace.
LimeWire was contacted by Cointelegraph for more information, but there was no immediate response.
Editor- Sarah Fathima Ahmed
April 2023, CryptoniteUae