Opera GX, the world’s only browser for gamers, is launching the first ever graveyard in the metaverse. The online platform has been designed for people to roast their friends and bury the avatars of people who disappeared from their gamer lives for other obligations
Oslo, Norway – Marital duties, renovating a flat or a 9-to-5 job. Anyone who has ever been part of the gaming community knows the feeling of life commitments getting in the way of gaming. This is why Opera GX has launched the Gamer Graveyard, an online service where gamers can create digital tombstones to roast their fellow gamers or just commemorate their avatars.
“Fact is that if you die in the metaverse, you luckily don’t die in real life. But people do miss you. The online graveyard is a subtle tool for people to tell their friends who went missing on Discord or in a game that they miss them,” said Maciej Kocemba, Head of Opera GX.
The Gamer Graveyard is built in a 2D 8-bit style. It encompasses a tombstone creator with which people can choose a stone skin, write their friend’s gaming nickname, add a eulogy and indicate the date they were last seen online. The tombstone is then placed in the graveyard and can be shared on social platforms — or directly sent to the missed friend.
“Your virtual identity is a part of the metaverse: it’s an extension of your physical life. When your gaming lifestyle suffers, it needs a place to be buried and a virtual graveyard is a great place to do it,” added Kocemba.
To create a virtual tombstone in the metaverse, go to https://gamergraveyard.gg/ and press any button. You will then be able to create a virtual grave for your offline friend. You’ll choose a theme and write a short eulogy, and can also press “F” to pay respects. You can share the tombstone with your friend on social media and since the meta graveyard is searchable, you’ll always be able to find it: just type in the nickname you put on the tomb as a search term.
What was anticipated to be an effort requiring thousands of developers ended up being much easier to build than expected, requiring only one developer. The benefit of the digital graveyard is that it is infinitely scalable and it will never run out of land.
About Opera and Opera GX
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In 2018, Opera became the first browser to add Web 3 support and a built-in crypto wallet. In 2019, Opera launched Opera GX, a browser built for gamers with features that include countless customization options, sound effects, background music, a gaming-inspired design, as well as CPU, RAM and Network Bandwidth limiters that make the browser less resource-hungry and leave more of the computer’s resources for gaming. Opera GX has seen tremendous growth over the past year with a user base of more than 10 million highly engaged monthly active gamers. Opera GX’s user base continues to grow at a fast pace. Opera GX continues to receive high ratings (4.7 out of 5.0). Its Discord server quickly became number one in the Science & Tech community with 500K members. In June 2021, Opera GX became available on mobile devices as the world’s first mobile browser designed for gamers. https://opera.com/gx