LimeWire launches retro music-downloading game with crypto rewards


13th April 2023 – (New York) Former peer-to-peer file-sharing platform LimeWire has launched a new game aimed at reviving the nostalgia of pirating music from the early 2000s, with the added bonus of crypto rewards. The game is themed on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system and is available to play on the browser after players enter their email addresses.

Players are prompted to search for old early 2000s music and movies to download within a time limit. The simulation provides a list of songs or movies from that era for players to choose to “download”. Each simulated download that doesn’t contain a simulated “virus” will yield points to the player. The scores are entered onto a leaderboard with the top players eligible to receive a distribution of LimeWire’s upcoming ERC-20 token, LMWR.

LimeWire was relaunched in mid-2022 as an NFT marketplace with the aim to become a leading creator content marketplace and membership platform. The original file-sharing platform was shut down in 2010 after a federal copyright infringement court case, and the LimeWire NFT marketplace has no connection to the original platform or its team.

The launch of the retro music-downloading game is part of LimeWire’s strategy to tap into the nostalgia market and engage users in a playful manner, while also promoting its upcoming ERC-20 token. By offering crypto rewards, the game could also attract a new generation of users who are interested in cryptocurrencies.

As the NFT market continues to grow, LimeWire’s move into the gaming space could prove to be a shrewd decision, as it seeks to establish itself as a leading creator content marketplace and membership platform. The launch of the game is a testament to the enduring popularity of the LimeWire brand, which continues to inspire nostalgia among music lovers and internet users of a certain age.