Blockchain mining is a lot of things: a contributor to the rising prices of PC components, a great expenditure of energy, a questionable investment, and one of the chief reasons for the eventual heat death of the universe. It is also fairly fascinating, and Blockchain Tycoon aims to simulate this for us.
It is no secret that, for all its apparent glamour, mining any sort of "currency" has become a fool's errand by now, with greatly decreasing returns on one's investment. Basically, the gold rush's all over by now, but that's no reason why we couldn't emulate the situation in video games.
Blockchain Tycoon aims to let us do just that - try and build our own cryptocurrency farms in a safe, simulated environment. This upcoming Early Access title will, of course, simplify the complexities of the actual process, similar as to how, for example, Game Dev Tycoon did with game development.
Blockchain Tycoon will let players build mining warehouses all around the world, manage their hardware, hire NPCs to help them out and more. The main draw of the game will be its advanced simulation of virtually every relevant aspect of mining. For example, there will be AI-controlled miners competing too.
Developers are aiming for release on 9th of August, so we won't have to wait long before giving the game's first publicly playable build a whirl. If you've ever been curious about crypto-mining, but never really dared to delve too deep into the matter, this might be the chance you were looking for.