Introducing: Dark Tunnels

Matt Dion
4 min readJul 28, 2023

Bringing a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to the under-explored world of fully onchain games.

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This is the introduction to a brand new publication, entitled Dark Tunnels. You can learn more about Dark Tunnels and subscribe HERE.

Dark Tunnels will be hosted on beehiiv, but I’ll occasionally cross-post here. Medium will remain the home to all of my research, collaborations, and other non-Dark Tunnels publications.

Thank you for your support!

Fully onchain games. Crypto-native games. Autonomous worlds. Onchain realities. Eternal games. Infinite games. Web3 games.

Though the lexicon is far from settled, the fascination around the emerging cadre of games designed to be maximally onchain cannot be ignored.

These experiences represent the truest manifestation of the decentralized principles of web3 as applied to gaming, yet they are also the least understood by the industry at large.

My goal is to change that.

In order to promote an increased understanding of the opportunities presented by onchain gaming, I will use this newsletter to examine the current state of the space through a pragmatic, business-oriented lens.

Admittedly, this nascent field is currently little more than a niche within a…



Matt Dion

Always Scheming is the product of Matt Dion, a writer, entrepreneur, and games industry professional.